Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.4001.11)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Community Dynamics: Coral Recruitment

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.4001.11 (in the knb Catalog System)

These data describe the recruitment of scleractinian corals to unglazed terracotta tiles secured independently to horizontal reef surfaces. The tiles are positioned horizontally to create a cryptic habitat beneath (approximately 1 cm high) and are in place approximately 6 months at a time; they are replaced ca. January and September. The tiles are bleached and inspected for coral skeletons using a dissecting microscope. Coral recruits are resolved to three families (Poritidae, Acroporidae, Pocilloporidae, and "others") and are scored on upper, lower and side surfaces. Data are available for the back reef (2006-present) and outer reef (2007-present).

Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Coral Recruits Tile Spat Counts
Coral recruit spats counted on tiles. Type II dataset. File access requires MCR login.
Deployment Periods
Deployment and Collection dates of tiles with one row per deployment. Deployment installation and collection date ranges. Tiles are swapped out twice per year and identified the following February.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Moorea Coral Reef LTER [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Edmunds, Peter (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Principal Investigator) [  email ]
Associate: Moriarty, Vincent (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Lead Field Technician)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Edmunds, P of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2011. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Community Dynamics: Coral Recruitment. knb-lter-mcr.4001.11

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea Coral Reef, MCR, LTER, Moorea Coral Reef, Long-term Time Series, French Polynesia, Moorea
University of California Santa Barbara, California State University Northridge, NSF, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Scleractinia, Acroporidae, Pocilloporidae, Poritidae, Scleractinian Coral, Community, Demographics
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Corals, Populations, Carbonate rocks, Coral Reefs, Lagoons, Shallow water, Marine environments, Polyps (organisms)
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR Research Theme Ocean Acidification, Reef Resistance and Resilience
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics

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