Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.2003.2)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Diadema predation and recruitment in Moorea, French Polynesia

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.2003.2 (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. Please contact me if you would like to have access to any of these datasets.

Publication Date: 2012-02-13
Language: english
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Diadema recruitment
Bi-weekly surveys of recruitment in varying rubble environment
Predation survival analysis
Survival time tethered on transects and shelter behavior
Urchin abundance
Counts of urchins by species
Juvenile growth
Diameter of individual urchins tracked weekly
People and Organizations:
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Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Han, Xueying (University of California, Santa Barbara) [  email ]
Associate: Han, Xueying 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Han, X of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2012. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Diadema predation and recruitment in Moorea, French Polynesia. knb-lter-mcr.2003.2

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
None Diadema, Diadema savignyi, Sea urchins, Balistapus undulatus, Test diameter, Rubble, Demographics
KNB Marine
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaruus Abundance (organisms), Demography, Growth, Marine invertebrates, Populations, Predation, Recruitment, Surveys
LTER Network Controlled Vocabulary predation, recruitment, abundance, aquatic, population dynamics
MCR, LTER, Moorea Coral Reef LTER, French Polynesia, Moorea, University of California Santa Barbara, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
LTER Core Research Area Populations

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 usage.
  • 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 publication.
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