|Data Set General Information:|
||knb-lter-mcr.1.22 (in the knb Catalog System)
These data describe the species richness and abundance as part of MCR LTER's reef fish
monitoring program to track long-term patterns in species abundance and diversity. This study
began in 2000 in the lagoons off of the north shore of the island of Moorea, French Polynesia
and the dataset is updated annually. The abundance and life history stage (adults, juveniles or
recruits) of all taxa of fishes associated with selected colonies (5-16 colonies per site) of
the mound forming coral Porites rus are recorded at seven reef sites located along the north
shore of Moorea. These sites are characterized by differences in water depth, distance to the
fore reef and the number and types of neighboring corals. Counts are performed by a pair of
divers using SCUBA and include semi-cryptic species. The collection of these data was suspended
following the last survey conducted in July 2011 due to the extremely low abundance of live P.
rus at these locations.
|Detailed Data Description and Download:|
Site Species Richness
Total species richness data for fishes observed at seven MCR LTER sites on the north shore of Moorea, French Polynesia
Site Species Abundance
Mean abundance data per cubic meter of Porites rus surveyed for fishes observed within the Viapa'hu Lagoon on the north shore of Moorea, F.P. Means calculated using individual coral bommies as replicates.
|People and Organizations:|
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||Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [
||Moorea Coral Reef LTER
||Brooks, Andrew (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Associated Investigator) [
||Lape, Jennifer (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Field Technician)
Data Set Citation
|How to cite this dataset:
Moorea Coral Reef LTER.
MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Community Dynamics: Abundance and Species Richness of Fishes Associated with the Coral Porites rus 2000 thru 2011.
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Key Words and Terms
||LTER, MCR, Moorea Coral Reef
|Institute, Organization, or Funding Agency
||California State University Northridge, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California Santa Barbara
|MCR LTER Site
||Bali Hai, Cooks 0, Cooks 1, French Polynesia, Gump, Moorea, MRB Edge, MRB Lagoon, Pink Roof
|NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus
||Abundance (organisms), Biodiversity, Coral Reef, Fishes, Species Richness, Tropical Fishes
|LTER Core Research Area
|MCR Core Activity
||Time Series Program
|MCR-LTER Working Group
||Population and Community Dynamics
Data Set Usage Rights
Data collected under the auspices of the MCR LTER are available to the public
after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study
unless proprietary restrictions are warranted. Use of MCR LTER data is subject to
acceptance of the following conditions:
- 1. The user agrees to provide valid name and contact information prior
to downloading online data. This information will be used to contact the
user in case of changes to the data, and may also be used by data set
authors and MCR LTER project administrators to document data
- 2. The user agrees to cite the data set author and MCR LTER in all
publications in which the data are used, as per the instructions in the
data documentation. If no specific instructions are provided in the data
documentation, the user is requested to include the following statement:
"Data sets were provided by the Moorea Coral Reef Ecosystem LTER,
funded by the US National Science Foundation (OCE-0417412)."
- 3. The user agrees to provide one copy of any manuscript based on MCR
LTER data to the data set author prior to submitting it for
- 4. The user agrees to send two hard copies of any published manuscript
based on MCR LTER data to the following address: Dr. Andrew J. Brooks
Deputy Program Director, MCR LTER Marine Science Institute University of
California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 The user also agrees to send one
electronic copy (pdf format) to the following e-mail address:
- 5. Users are prohibited from selling or redistributing any data
provided by MCR LTER without explicit prior permission.
- 6. Users are encouraged to contact original investigators responsible
for data. Where appropriate, researchers whose projects are integrally
dependent on MCR LTER data are encouraged to consider collaboration
and/or co-authorship with original investigators.
- 7. Extensive efforts are made to ensure that online data are accurate
and up to date, but the authors and the MCR LTER will not take
responsibility for any errors that may exist in data provided online.
Furthermore, the user assumes all responsibility for errors in analysis
or judgment resulting from use of the data.
- 8. Any violation of the terms of this agreement will result in
immediate forfeiture of the data and loss of access privileges to other
MCR LTER data sets.