blue spacer underwater snapshot

MCR Personnel


Sally MacIntyre

Campus: UC Santa Barbara

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

Find people

Back to All MCR-LTER Personnel Directory

Hydrodynamics & ecosystem ecology

Year Citation Links Publication Type

Melack, J.M., A.C. Finzi, D. Siegel, S. MacIntyre, C.E. Nelson, A.K. Aufdenkampe and M.L. Pace. 2011. Improving biogeochemical knowledge through technical innovation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:37-43.

Journal Article
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.18 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Rates of benthic coral reef community metabolism from 2007 ongoing
associated knb-lter-mcr.10 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Nearshore Water Profiles, CTD, Primary Production, and Chemistry
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Primary Production Plant growth in most ecosystems forms the base or "primary" component of the food web. The amount and type of plant growth in an ecosystem helps to determine the amount and kind of animals (or "secondary" productivity) that can survive there. more
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 Organic Matter The entire ecosystem relies on the recycling of organic matter (and the nutrients it contains), including dead plants, animals, and other organisms. Decomposition of organic matter and its movement through the ecosystem is an important component of the food web. 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
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.
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.


white spacer white spacer
  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  
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!