|Data Set General Information:|
||knb-lter-mcr.2003.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
These are field data from Moorea, French Polynesia regarding the population dynamics of Diadema savignyi.
Data were collected during the austral winters in 2009 and 2010. Four datasets are provided: (1) recruitment data of Diadema savignyi
over the course of ~9 weeks during the austral winter of 2010, (2) predation data of adult Diadema using a tethering experiment, (3) urchin abundance surveys for 2009 and 2010, and (4) a 9 week weekly survey of newly recruited Diadema (test diameter). These data are part of a PhD dissertation, "Herbivore Community Dynamics and Functional Compositions in Moorea, French Polynesia", 2014, published by ProQuest.
||Diadema predation and recruitment thesis
Data Set Citation
Key Words and Terms
||Demographics, LTER, MCR, Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Rubble, Sea urchins, Test diameter
|Institute, Organization, or Funding Agency
||Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California Santa Barbara
||Balistapus undulatus, Diadema, Diadema savignyi
|NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus
||Abundance (organisms), Demography, Growth, Marine invertebrates, Populations, Predation, Recruitment, Surveys
|LTER Network Controlled Vocabulary
||abundance, aquatic, population dynamics, predation, recruitment
|LTER Core Research Area
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