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MCR Personnel

 

Sally Holbrook

Co-Principal Investigator

Campus: UC Santa Barbara

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

805-893-3956
holbrook@lifesci.ucsb.edu
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Community ecology of fishes

Publications
Year Citation Links Publication Type
2015

Lenihan, H.S., J.L. Hench, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and M. Potoski. 2015. Hydrodynamics influence coral performance through simultaneous direct and indirect effects. Ecology 96:1540-1549.

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2014

Adam, T.C., A.J. Brooks, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, L. Washburn and G. Bernardi. 2014. How will coral reef fish communities respond to climate-driven disturbances? Insight from landscape-scale perturbations. Oecologia 176:285–296.

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2014

Stier, A.C., K.M. Hanson, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2014. Predation and landscape characteristics independently affect reef fish community organization. Ecology 95:1294-1307.

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2013

Alldredge, A.L., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A.J. Brooks and H. Stewart. 2013. Skeletal growth of four scleractinian corals is not enhanced by in situ mesozooplankton enrichment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 489:143-153.

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2013

Carr, M.H., D.P. Malone, M.A. Hixon, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2013. How SCUBA changed our understanding of nature: underwater breakthroughs in reef fish ecology. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 39:157-167.

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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

Page, H.M., A.J. Brooks, M. Kulbicki, R. Galzin, R.J. Miller, D. Reed, R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook and C. Koennigs. 2013. Stable isotopes reveal trophic relationships and diet of consumers in temperate kelp forest and coral reef ecosystems. Oceanography 26:180-189.

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2013

Stewart, H.L., N.N. Price, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2013. Determinants of the onset and strength of mutualistic interactions between branching corals and associate crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 493:155-163.

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2012

Beldade, R., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes, D. Malone and G. Bernardi. 2012. Larger female fish contribute disproportionately more to self-replenishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 279:2116-2121.

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2012

Bernardi, G., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2012. Full-sibs in cohorts of newly settled coral reef fishes. PloS One 7(9):e44953.

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2012

Jaroensutasinee, K., M. Jaroensutasinee, S. Bainbridge, T. Fountain, S. J. Holbrook and M. Nekrasov. 2012. CREON – Integrating disparate sources of remote coral reef sensor data. In Yellowlees, D. and T.P. Hughes (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012. ICRS12 Proceedings 5 Pp.

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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

Bestelmeyer, B.T., A.M. Ellison, W.R. Fraser, K.B. Gorman, S.J. Holbrook, C.M. Laney, M.O. Ohman, D.P.C. Peters, F.C. Pillsbury, A. Rassweiler, R.J. Schmitt and S. Sharma. 2011. Analysis of abrupt transitions in ecological systems. Ecosphere 2: Article 129.

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2011

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Indirect effects of species interactions on habitat provisioning. Oecologia 166:739-749.

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2011

Johnson, M.K., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Fish communities on staghorn coral: effects of habitat characteristics and resident farmerfishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:429-448.

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2011

Lenihan, H.S., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Influence of corallivory, competition, and habitat structure on coral community shifts. Ecology 92:1959-1971.

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2011

Messmer, V., G.P. Jones, P.L. Munday, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Habitat biodiversity as a determinant of fish community structure on coral reefs. Ecology 92:2285-2298.

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2010

Brainard, R.E., S. Bainbridge, R. Brinkman, C.M. Eakin, J.-P. Gattuso, D. Gledhill, L. Gramer, J. Hendee, R.K. Hoeke, S.J. Holbrook, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, M. Lammers, D. Manzello, M. McManus, R. Moffitt, M. Monaco, J. Morgan, D. Obura, S. Planes, R.J. Schmitt, C. Steinberg, H. Sweatman, O.J. Vetter and K.B. Wong. 2010. An international network of coral reef ecosystem observing systems (I-CREOS). In Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, J. Hall, D.E. Harrison and D. Stammer, editors, ESA Publication WPP-306.

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2010

Leray, M., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2010. Allopatric divergence and speciation in coral reef fish: the three-spot Dascyllus, Dascyllus trimaculatus, species complex. Evolution 64:1218-1230.

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2010

Wilson, S.K., M. Adjeroud, D.R. Bellwood, M.L. Berumen, D. Booth, Y.-M. Bozec, P. Chabanet, A. Cheal, J. Cinner, M. Depczynski, D.A. Feary, M. Gagliano, N.A.J. Graham, A.R. Halford, B.S. Halpern, A.R. Harborne, A.S. Hoey, S.J. Holbrook, G.P. Jones, M. Kulbiki, Y. Letourneur, T.L. De Loma, T. McClanahan, M.I. McCormick, M.G. Meekan, P.J. Mumby, P.L. Munday, M.C. Ohman, M.S. Pratchett, B. Riegl, M. Sano, R.J. Schmitt and C. Syms. 2010. Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:894-900

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2009

Beldade, R., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2009. Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite markers from the orange-fin anemonefish, Amphiprion chrysopterus. Conservation Genetics Resources 1: 333-335.

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2009

Fountain, T., S. Tilak, P. Shin, S. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A. Brooks, L. Washburn and D. Salazar. 2009. Digital Moorea cyberinfrastructure for coral reef monitoring. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) 2009. Melbourne, Australia. IEEE Conferences Pp. 243-248.

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Conference Proceedings
2009

Kane, C.N., A.J. Brooks, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2009. The role of microhabitat preference and social organization in determining the spatial distribution of a coral reef fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes 84:1-10.

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2009

Leray, M., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2009. Isolation and characterization of 13 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite primers for the widespread Indo-Pacific three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus, and closely related D. auripinnis. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:213-215.

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2009

Schmitt, R.J., S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks and J.C.P. Lape. 2009. Intraguild predation in a structured habitat: distinguishing multiple-predator effects from competitor effects. Ecology 90:2434-2443.

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2008

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2008. Resistance and resilience of a coral reef fish community to changes in coral abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:263-271.

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2008

Holbrook, S.J., A.J. Brooks, R.J. Schmitt and H.L. Stewart. 2008. Effects of sheltering fishes on growth of their host corals. Marine Biology 155:521-530.

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2007

Brooks, A.J., S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2007. Patterns of microhabitat use by fishes in the patch-forming coral Porites rus. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Supplement) 14:227-236.

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2007

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt, A.J. Brooks, T. Margalith, J. Burnsed, K. Seydel and H. Masui. 2007. The use of LED light lures to enhance larval settlement of coral reef fish. Pages 326-338 in T. Murata, editor. State of the Art: High Power LED Application Practices, Technical Information Institute Co. Ltd., Japan.

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2007

Schmitt, R.J. and S.J. Holbrook. 2007. Predicting the magnitude of temporal variation in young-of-year class strength of surfperch (Teleostei: Embiotocidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Supplement) 14:155-160.

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2007

Schmitt, R.J. and S.J. Holbrook. 2007. The scale and cause of spatial heterogeneity in the strength of temporal density dependence. Ecology 88:1241-1249.

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2006

Holbrook, S.J., A.J. Brooks and R.J. Schmitt. 2006. Relationships between live coral cover and reef fishes: implications for predicting effects of environmental disturbances. Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS10 Proceedings Pp. 241-249.

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2006

Schmitt, R.J. and S.J. Holbrook. 2006. Developmental delays, recruitment storage and adult attrition rates in local populations of a tropical damselfish. Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS10 Proceedings Pp. 232-240.

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2006

Stewart, H.L., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2006. Symbiotic crabs maintain coral health by clearing sediments. Coral Reefs 25:609-615.

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2005

Holbrook, S.J. and R.J. Schmitt. 2005. Growth, reproduction and survival of a tropical sea anemone (Actiniaria): benefits of hosting anemonefish. Coral Reefs 24:67-73.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.2 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Population Dynamics: Adult threespot dascyllus and their host anemones
creator knb-lter-mcr.3 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Population Dynamics: Mean Daily Recruitment of Three-spot Dascyllus to Gump Reef
creator knb-lter-mcr.7005 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Algae, Coral, and Sediment data from Grazing Intensity Experiment, ongoing since 2010
creator knb-lter-mcr.7006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Coral Grazer Experiment at North Shore Forereef, ongoing since 2011
creator knb-lter-mcr.7007 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Turbinaria Alternate State Experiment, ongoing since 2012
creator knb-lter-mcr.7008 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Benthic Dynamics on 5m by 5m Plots on the Forereef, ongoing since 2009
creator knb-lter-mcr.7009 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Assays of Turbinaria ornata and Sargassum pacificum on the North Shore Forereef in 2011
creator knb-lter-mcr.7010 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Live and Dead Pocillopora and Acropora Coral Colony Time Series from 2006 to 2011
associated knb-lter-mcr.16 MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus
associated knb-lter-mcr.17 MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus
associated knb-lter-mcr.5016 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Fish Counts versus Coral Diversity for Holbrook, et al. PLoS One 2015
associated knb-lter-mcr.7001 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: North Shore Herbivorous Fish Counts, Habitat Associations, and Substrate, 2010
associated knb-lter-mcr.7002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Herbivore Bite Rates on the North Shore Forereef July-August 2010
associated knb-lter-mcr.7003 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Juvenile Parrotfish Habitat Associations at North Shore Fringe and Backreef in March 2011
associated knb-lter-mcr.7004 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Short-term Accumulation of Algal Biomass on Unglazed Ceramic Tiles from July 2010-August 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 Inorganic Nutrients Nitrogen, phosphorus and other mineral nutrients are cycled through the ecosystem by way of decay and disturbances such as fire and flood. In excessive quantities nitrogen and other nutrients can have far-reaching and harmful effects on the environment. 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 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 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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