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MCR Personnel

 

Roger Nisbet

Investigator

Campus: UC Santa Barbara

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620

805-893-7115
nisbet@lifesci.ucsb.edu
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Ecological modeling

Publications
Year Citation Links Publication Type
2014

Muller, E.B. and R.M. Nisbet. 2014. Dynamic energy budget modeling reveals the potential of future growth and calcification for the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi in an acidified ocean. Global Change Biology 20:2031-2038.

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2012

Buenau, K.E., Price, N.N., Nisbet, R,M. 2012. Size dependence, facilitation, and microhabitats mediate space competition between coral and crustose coralline algae in a spatially explicit model. Ecological Modelling 237: 23-33.

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2011

Ananthasubramaniam, B., R.M. Nisbet, D. Morse and F.J. Doyle. 2011. Integrate-and-fire models of insolation-driven entrainment of broadcast spawning in corals. Theoretical Ecology, 4:69-85.

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2011

Buenau, K., N.N. Price and R.M. Nisbet. 2011. Local interactions drive size dependent space competition between coral and crustose coralline algae. Oikos 120:941-949.

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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

Eynaud, Y., Nisbet, R.M. and E.B. Muller. 2011. Impact of excess and harmful radiation on energy budgets in scleractinian corals. Ecological Modelling 222:1315-1322.

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2010

Baskett, M.L., R.M. Nisbet, C.V. Kappel, P.J. Mumby and S.D. Gaines. 2010. Conservation management approaches to protecting the capacity for corals to respond to climate change: a theoretical comparison. Global Change Biology 16:1229-1246.

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2009

Baskett, M.L., S.D. Gaines and R.M. Nisbet. 2009. Symbiont diversity may help coral reefs survive moderate climate change. Ecological Applications 19:3-17.

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2009

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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Conference Proceedings
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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2007

Buenau, K.E., A. Rassweiler and R.M. Nisbet. 2007. The effects of landscape structure on space competition and alternative stable states. Ecology 88:3022-3031.

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2006

Thompson, A.R., R.M. Nisbet and R.J. Schmitt. 2006. Dynamics of mutualist populations that are demographically open. Journal of Animal Ecology 75:1239-1251.

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Datasets
Only Signature, Core, and Long-Term Timeseries datasets are listed here.
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 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.
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.
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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  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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