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Mohsen Kayal

Post-doctoral scholar

Campus: UC Santa Barbara

Bren School of Environmental Science
and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
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Coral demographics

Year Citation Links Publication Type

Kayal, M., H.S. Lenihan, C. Pau, L. Penin, and M. Adjeroud. 2011. Associational refuges among corals mediate impacts of a crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci outbreak. Coral Reefs 30:827-837.

Journal Article
Role Link Dataset Title
associated knb-lter-mcr.4009 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-Term Coral Population and Community Dynamics: Annual Island Wide Coral Demography Survey 2011 to present
associated knb-lter-mcr.7008 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Benthic Dynamics on 5m by 5m Plots on the Forereef, ongoing since 2009
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Populations A population is a group of organisms of the same species. Like canaries in the coalmine, changes in populations of organisms can be important indicators of environmental changes. more
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance Disturbances often shape ecosystems by periodically reorganizing or destroying them, allowing for significant changes in plant and animal populations and communities. more


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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412, #OCE-1026851, and #OCE-1236905. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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