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Peter Edmunds

Co-Principal Investigator

Campus: CSU Northridge

Department of Biology
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8303

818-677-2502
peter.edmunds@csun.edu
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Physiological ecology of stony corals

Publications
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2015

Edmunds, P.J., R. Steneck, R. Albright, R.C. Carpenter, A.P.Y. Chui, T.-Y.Fan, S. Harii, H. Kitano, H. Kurihara, L. Legendre, S. Mitarai, S. Muko, Y. Nozawa, J. Padillo-Gamino, N.N. Price, K. Sakai, G. Suzuki, M.J.H. vanOppen, A. Yarid and R.D. Gates. 2015. Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective. Marine and Freshwater Research 66:609-622.

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2014

Cameron C. and P.J. Edmunds. 2014. Effects simulated fish predation on small colonies of massive Porites spp. and Pocillopora meandrina. Marine Ecology Progress Series 508:139-148.

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2014

Comeau, S., P.J. Edmunds, N.B. Spindel and R.C. Carpenter. 2014. Diel pCO2 oscillations modulate the response of the coral Acropora hyacinthus to ocean acidification. Marine Ecology Progress Series 501:99-111.

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2014

Comeau, S., P.J. Edmunds, N.B. Spindel and R.C. Carpenter. 2014. Fast coral reef calcifiers are more sensitive to ocean acidification in short-term laboratory incubations. Limnology and Oceanography 59:1081-1091.

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2014

Comeau, S., R.C. Carpenter and P.J. Edmunds. 2014. Effects of irradiance on the response of the coral Acropora pulchra and the calcifying alga Hydrolithon reinboldii to temperature elevation and ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 453:28-35.

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2014

Edmunds, P.J. 2014. Is acclimation beneficial to scleractinian corals, Porites spp.? Marine Biology.

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2014

Edmunds, P. J., S.C. Burgess, H.M. Putnam, M.L. Baskett, L. Bramanti, N.S. Fabina, X. Han, M.P. Lesser, J.S. Madin, C.B. Wall, D.M. Yost and R.D. Gates. 2014. Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the scleractinia: an integral projection model approach. Marine Biology 161:2719-2734.

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2014

Edmunds, P.J., Y. Nozawa and R.D. Villanueva. 2014. Refuges modulate coral recruitment in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 454:78-84.

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2014

Lenz, E.A., D. Brown, C. Didden, A. Arnold, and P.J. Edmunds. 2014. The distribution of hermit crabs and their gastropod shells on shallow reefs off St. John, US Virgin Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science 90:681-692.

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2014

Wall, C.B., T.-Y. Fan and P.J. Edmunds. 2014. Ocean acidification has no effect on thermal bleaching in the coral Seriatopora caliendrum. Coral Reefs 33:119-130.

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2013

Bramanti, L. and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Demographic models can forcast climate change effects on scleractinian corals: the Pocillopora damicornis case study. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E22-E22.

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2013

Brown, D. and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Long-term changes in the population dynamics of the Caribbean hydrocoral Millepora spp. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441:62-70.

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2013

Comeau, S., P.J. Edmunds, N.B. Spindel and R.C. Carpenter. 2013. The responses of eight coral reef calcifiers to increasing partial pressure of CO2 do not exhibit a tipping point. Limnology and Oceanography 58:388-398.

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2013

Comeau, S., R.C. Carpenter and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Response to: Coral reef calcification – carbonate, bicarbonate and proton flux under conditions of increasing ocean acidification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 280:20131153.

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2013

Comeau, S., R.C. Carpenter and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Effects of feeding and light intensity on the response of the coral Porites rus to ocean acidification. Marine Biology 160:1127-1134.

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2013

Cumbo, V.R., P.J. Edmunds, C.B. Wall and T.-Y. Fan. 2013. Brooded coral larvae differ in their response to high temperature and elevated pCO2 depending on the day of release. Marine Biology 160:2903-2917

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2013

Cumbo, V.R., T.-Y. Fan and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Effects of exposure duration on the response of Pocillopora damicornis larvae to elevated temperature and high pCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 439:100-107.

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2013

Dufault, A.M., A. Ninokawa, L. Bramanti, V.R. Cumbo, T.-Y. Fan and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. The role of light in mediating the effects of ocean acidification on coral calcification. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:1570-1577.

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2013

Edmunds, P.J. and T.-Y. Fan. 2013. Evidence that high pCO2 affects coral recruits through perturbed protein metabolism. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E60-E60.

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2013

Edmunds, P.J., R.C. Carpenter and S. Comeau. 2013. Understanding the threats of ocean acidification to coral reefs. Oceanography 26:149-152.

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2013

Edmunds, P.J. 2013. Decadal-scale changes in the community structure of coral reefs in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 489:107-123.

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2013

Edmunds P.J., V.R. Cumbo and T.-Y. Fan. 2013. Metabolic costs of larval settlement and metamorphosis in the coral Seriatopora caliendrum under ambient and elevated pCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 443:33-38.

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2013

Leichter, J.J., A.L., Alldredge, G. Bernardi, A.J. Brooks, C.A. Carlson, R,C. Carpenter, P.J. Edmunds, M.R. Fewings, K.M. Hanson, J.L. Hench, S.J. Holbrook, C.E. Nelson, R.J. Schmitt, R.J. Toonan, L Washburn and A.S.J. Wyatt. 2013. Biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef: Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia. Oceanography 26:52-63.

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2013

Lenz, E.A. and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Evidence that octocorals are increasing in population density in the Caribbean. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E317-E317.

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2013

Rivest, E.B., C.-S. Chen, T.-Y. Fan, H.-H. Li, P.J. Edmunds and G.E. Hofmann. 2013. Energetic consequences of ocean acidification and warming for coral larvae. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E360-E360.

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2013

Wall, C.B. and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. In situ effects of low pH and elevated HCO3- on juvenile massive Porites spp. in Moorea, French Polynesia. Biological Bulletin 225:92-101.

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Wall, C.B. and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Elevated pCO2 increases ammonium excretion in juvenile colonies of the scleractinian Seriatopora caliendrum. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E389-E389.

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2013

Zamudio, S., L. Bramanti and P.J. Edmunds. 2013. Temperature-induced maternal effects on the phenotype of larvae released by the brooding coral Pocillopora damicornis. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53 (Supplement 1):E233-E233.

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2012

Beijbom, O, P.J. Edmunds, D.I. Kline, G.B. Mitchell and D. Kriegman. 2012. Automated annotation of coral reef survey images. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. (CVPR), Providence Rhode Island, June, 2012. 8 Pp.

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2012

Colvard, N.B. and P.J. Edmunds. 2012. Macroalgae on shallow tropical reefs reduce the availability of light for use in coral photosynthesis. Bulletin of Marine Sciences 88(4):1019-1033.

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2012

Comeau, S., R.C. Carpenter and P.J. Edmunds. 2012. Coral reef calcifiers buffer their response to ocean acidification using both bicarbonate and carbonate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 280:20122374.

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2012

Cumbo, V.R., T.-Y. Fan and P.J. Edmunds. 2012. Physiological development of brooded larvae from two pocilloporid corals in Taiwan. Marine Biology 159:2853-2866.

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2012

Cumbo, V.R., P.J. Edmunds and T.-Y. Fan. 2012, Scleractinian corals capture zooplankton within days of settlement and metamorphosis. Coral Reefs 31:1155-1155.

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2012

Dufault, A.M., V.R. Cumbo, T.-Y. Fan and P.J. Edmunds. 2012. Effects of diurnally oscillating pCO2 on the calcification and survival of coral recruits. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 279:2951-2958.

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2012

Edmunds, P.J., H.M. Putnam and R.D. Gates. 2012. Photophysiological consequences of vertical stratification of Symbiodinium in tissue of the coral Porites lutea. Biological Bulletin 223:226-235.

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2012

Edmunds, P.J. D.B. Brown and V. Moriarty. 2012. Interactive effects of ocean acidification and temperature on two scleractinian corals from Moorea, French Polynesia. Global Change Biology 18:2173-2183.

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2012

Edmunds P.J. 2012. Effect of pCO2 on the growth, respiration, and photophysiology of massive Porites spp. in Moorea, French Polynesia. Marine Biology 159:2149–2160.

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2011

Adam, T.C., R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks, P.J. Edmunds, R.C. Carpenter and G. Bernardi. 2011. Herbivory, connectivity and ecosystem resilience: response of a coral reef to a large-scale perturbation. PLoS One 6(8):e23717.

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2011

Colvard, N.B and P.J. Edmunds. 2011. Decadal-scale changes in abundance of non-scleractinian invertebrates on a Caribbean coral reef. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 397:153-160.

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2011

Edmunds, P.J., V. Cumbo and T.-Y. Fan. 2011. Effects of temperature on the respiration of brooded larvae from tropical reef corals. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:2783-2790.

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2011

Edmunds P.J., H.M. Putnam, R.M. Nisbet and E.B. Muller. 2011. Benchmarks in organism performance and their use in comparative analyses. Oecologia 167:379-390.

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2011

Edmunds, P.J. 2011. Zooplanktivory ameliorates the effects of ocean acidification on the reef coral Porites spp. Limnology and Oceanography 56:2402-2410.

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2011

Edmunds, P.J., C.L.M. Ross and C. Didden. 2011. High, but localized recruitment of Montastraea annularis complex in St. John, United States Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs 30:123-130.

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2011

Goldenheim, W.M. and P.J. Edmunds. 2011. Effects of flow and temperature on growth and photophysiology of scleractinian corals in Moorea, French Polynesia. Biological Bulletin 221:270-279.

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2011

Green, D.H. and P.J. Edmunds. 2011. Spatio-temporal variability of coral recruitment on shallow reefs in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 397:220-229.

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2011

Putnam, H.M. and P.J. Edmunds. 2011. The physiological response of reef corals to diel fluctuations in seawater temperature. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396:216-223.

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2010

Colvard, N.B and P.J. Edmunds. 2010. The physiological response of tropical reef corals to light reflected from the benthos. In: Proceedings of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Seattle, WA. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50 (Supplement 1):E33-E33.

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2010

Edmunds, P.J., J.J. Leichter and M. Adjeroud. 2010. Landscape-scale variation in coral recruitment in Moorea, French Polynesia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 414:75-89.

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2010

Edmunds, P.J. 2010. Population biology of Porites astreoides and Diploria strigosa on a shallow Caribbean reef. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 418:87-104.

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2010

Edmunds, P.J. and H.S. Lenihan. 2010. Effect of sub-lethal damage to juvenile colonies of massive Porites spp. under contrasting regimes of temperature and water flow. Marine Biology 157:887-897.

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2010

Green, D.H., P.J. Edmunds, X. Pochon and R.D. Gates. 2010. The effects of substratum type on the growth, mortality, and photophysiology of juvenile corals in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 384:18-29.

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2010

Hofmann G.E., Barry J.P., Edmunds P.J., Gates R.D., Hutchins D.A., Klinger T. and M.A. Sewell. 2010. The effect of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms in marine ecosystems: an organism to ecosystem perspective. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 41:127-147.

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2010

Jacobson, L.M. and P.J. Edmunds. 2010. Long-term changes in the concentration of zooplankton and particulate material over a fringing reef in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Bulletin of Marine Sciences 86:763-772.

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2010

Lenihan, H.S. and P.J. Edmunds. 2010. Response of Pocillopora verrucosa to corallivory varies with environmental conditions. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 409:51-63.

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2010

Putnam, H.M., P.J. Edmunds and T.-Y. Fan. 2010. Effect of a fluctuating thermal regime on adult and larval reef corals. Invertebrate Biology 129:199-209.

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2009

Adjeroud, M., F. Michonneau, P.J. Edmunds, Y. Chancerelle, T. Lison de Loma, L. Penin, L. Thibaut, J. Vidal-Dupiol, B. Salvat and R. Galzin. 2009. Recurrent disturbances, recovery trajectories, and resilience of coral assemblages on a South Central Pacific reef. Coral Reefs 28:775-780.

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2009

Edmunds, P.J. 2009. Effect of acclimatization to low temperature and reduced light on the response of reef corals to elevated temperature. Marine Biology 156:1797-1808.

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2009

Muehllehner N. and P.J. Edmunds. 2009. Effects of ocean acidification and increased temperature on skeletal growth of two scleractinian corals, Pocillopora meandrina and Porites rus. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS11 Proceedings Pp. 57-61.

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Muller, E.B., F.J. Doyle, R.M. Nisbet, P. Edmunds and S. Kooijman. 2009. Dynamic energy budgets of syntropic symbiotic relationships between heterotrophic hosts and photoautotrophic symbionts. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A – Molecular and Integrative Physiology (Supplement) 153A:S145-S145.

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2009

Muller, E.B., S.A.L.M. Kooijman, P.J. Edmunds, F.J. Doyle and R.M. Nisbet. 2009. Dynamic energy budgets in syntrophic symbiotic relationships between heterotrophic hosts and photoautotrophic symbionts. Journal of Theoretical Biology 259:44-57.

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2009

Putnam, H.M. and P.J.Edmunds. 2009. Responses of coral hosts and their algal symbionts to thermal heterogeneity. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS11 Proceedings Pp. 393-397.

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Edmunds, P.J. and R.D. Gates. 2008. Acclimatization in tropical reef corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:307-310.

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2008

Edmunds, P.J. 2008. The effects of temperature on the growth of juvenile scleractinian corals. Marine Biology 154:153-162.

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2008

Edmunds, P.J. 2008. Differential effects of high temperature on the respiration of juvenile Caribbean corals. Bulletin of Marine Science 83:453-464.

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Green, D.H., P.J. Edmunds and R.C. Carpenter. 2008. Increasing relative abundance of Porites astereoides on Caribbean reefs mediated by an overall decline in coral cover. Marine Ecology Progress Series 359:1-10.

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2008

Putnam, H.M., P.J. Edmunds and T.-Y. Fan. 2008. Effect of temperature on the settlement choice and photophysiology of larvae from the reef coral Stylophora pistillata. Biological Bulletin 215:135-142.

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2007

Edmunds, P. 2007. Evidence for a decadal-scale decline in the growth rates of juvenile scleractinian corals. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 341:1-13.

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2007

Elahi, R. and P.J. Edmunds. 2007. Determinate growth and the scaling of photosynthetic energy intake in the solitary coral Fungia concinna (Verrill). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 349:183-193.

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Carpenter, R.C. and P.J. Edmunds. 2006. Local and regional scale recovery of Diadema promotes recruitment of scleractinian corals. Ecology Letters 9:271-280.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.1038 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Community Dynamics: Backreef (Lagoon) Corals Annual Survey
creator knb-lter-mcr.1041 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Changes in the abundance of fish functional groups: Adam et al. 2014 Oecologia
creator knb-lter-mcr.2002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Growth and scaling of photosynthetic energy intake in Fungia concinna: Elahi & Edmunds 2007 JEMBE
creator knb-lter-mcr.2006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Effects of Flow and Temperature on Growth and Photophysiology of Scleractinian Corals in Moorea, French Polynesia
creator knb-lter-mcr.4 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Corals, ongoing since 2005
creator knb-lter-mcr.4001 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Community Dynamics: Coral Recruitment
creator knb-lter-mcr.4002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Community Dynamics: Juvenile Coral Density
creator knb-lter-mcr.4003 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Benthic Community Dynamics: Island Scale Coral Cover Analysis
creator knb-lter-mcr.5005 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Growth in Temperature and Alkalinity Treatments: Edmunds 2011 Limnology & Oceanography
creator knb-lter-mcr.5006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Computer Vision: Moorea Labeled Corals
creator knb-lter-mcr.5009 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Edmunds 2012 Global Change Biology, v18 2173-2183
creator knb-lter-mcr.5010 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Porites growth, respiration, and photophysiology data in support of Edmunds 2012 Marine Biology, v159, 2149-2160
creator knb-lter-mcr.5011 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Wall and Edmunds 2013 Biological Bulletin, v225 no. 2, 92-101
creator knb-lter-mcr.5013 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Computer Vision: Pacific Labeled Corals
creator knb-lter-mcr.5018 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral size, temperature, and pCO2 data in support of Edmunds 2016 J Exp Biology
creator knb-lter-mcr.5020 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Pocillopora Abundance, Cover and Recruitment data for Tsounis and Edmunds 2016 Peer J
associated knb-lter-mcr.7005 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Algae, Coral, and Sediment data from Grazing Intensity Experiment, ongoing since 2010
associated knb-lter-mcr.7010 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Live and Dead Pocillopora and Acropora Coral Colony Time Series from 2006 to 2011
Involvements
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
MCR Core Activity Ecological Modeling and Synthesis Quantitative modeling approaches are being developed to address our focus on the biological basis for variation in performance of stony corals; additionally, a collaborative meta-analysis project has been initiated.
MCR Core Activity Information Management System A web-accessible, EML-compliant information management system is being designed and implemented.
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies A series of process-oriented field studies motivated by our initial focused questions have been initiated to explore gaps in our understanding of physical and biological processes and events that affect structure, function and dynamics of the reef ecosystem of Moorea; additional integration is achieved by focusing on common model systems.
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program A comprehensive set of spatially explicit time series measurements was designed and implemented (during Year 1) to describe decadal trends in the reef ecosystem and forcing functions on a landscape scale.
Research Theme Ocean Acidification A fundamental goal of the MCR is to advance understanding that enables accurate forecasts of the behavior of coral reef ecosystems to environmental forcing. To this end, we seek to understand the mechanistic basis of change in coral reefs by determining how they are influenced by the press drivers to which they are increasingly being subjected, especially those associated with an increasing degree of ocean acidification.
Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience In general there are two contrasting attributes of an ecosystem with respect to external drivers: 1) resistance, the amount of external forcing a system can absorb without a qualitative change and 2) resilience, the tendency of a system to return to its previous state after a perturbation. Resilience in particular is a major MCR research focus because Moorea recently was subjected to a pulse disturbance, an outbreak of the crown-of-thorns seastar, that killed most living coral on the fore reef.
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling Many of the features defining coral reefs are products of the interaction of biological and physical processes acting over multiple spatio-temporal and functional scales. We are exploring the scale-dependence of physical processes around the island of Moorea, focusing initially on waves and water fluxes and temperature characteristics at several scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Modeling and Synthesis MCR has a diverse range of projects that focus on the physiology and population dynamics of corals and organisms with which they interact, on ecosystem processes on and near coral reefs, and on the physical environment. We are developing a unified body of theory and a suite of models that can support individual projects and (more importantly) contribute to synthesis.
MCR-LTER Working Group Physiology of Corals Even upon casual inspection, it is clear that a tropical coral reef is more than simply the sum of the parts. Our goal is to understand how abiotic and biotic forcing functions affect the functional biology of corals, and to incorporate these effects into a model with the capacity to integrate the understanding of reef corals across spatial, temporal and functional scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics Coral reefs have exceptionally high levels of biodiversity that generate complex webs of interacting species. Our ability to forecast population and community dynamics requires greater understanding of the manner by which individuals and species interact within coral reef ecosystems.

 

 
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