Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.4002.11)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Community Dynamics: Juvenile Coral Density

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.4002.11 (in the knb Catalog System)

These data describe the density (colonies per quadrat of 0.5 x 0.5 m size) of juvenile corals on the fringing reefs and outer reef (10 m depth) of Moorea. Beginning in 2005, surveys are completed annually at LTER 1 and 2 in the austral autumn (April-May). Addition event-motivated sampling began in 2011 with additional sites from the other two shores of Moorea surveyed and surveys at LTER 1 and 2 repeated in August; these surveys will likely continue for 1-2 years but will not become a maintained component of the annual sampling. The focus is on juvenile corals defined as individuals less than or equal to 40 mm diameter. These data include juvenile scleractinian corals and juvenile Millepora spp. (Class: Hydrozoa; Order Hydroida, Sub Order Anthomedusae, Family Milleporidae). These transects are co-located with annual photographic surveys and, therefore, broad community descriptors are also available.

Publication Date: 2011-11-28
Language: english
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Juvenile coral count annual time-series
Counts of juvenile corals identified to genus at each quadrat. This is Type II data requiring an MCR account to access the data table.
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: Community Dynamics: Juvenile Coral Density. knb-lter-mcr.4002.11

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Moorea Coral Reef, MCR, LTER, 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, Scleractinian Coral, Community, Demographics, Fringing Reefs, Juvenile (Small coral less than or equal to 4cm diameter), Recruits (Newly settled baby coral)
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Corals, Populations, Coral Reefs, Shallow water, Marine environments, Polyps (organisms)
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR Non-Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics

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