Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.5009.1)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Edmunds 2012 Global Change Biology, v18 2173-2183

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.5009.1 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.5009

These data were generated from a one-time experiment in support of a coral ecophysiology manuscript; published in Global Change Biology 2012.

Edmunds et al. (2012) Global Change Biology 18: 2173-2183 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02695.x

These data were collected to test the hypothesis that the response of corals to temperature and pCO2 is consistent between taxa. Juvenile massive Porites spp. and branches of P. rus from the back reef of Moorea were incubated for 1 month under combinations of temperature (29.3 °C and 25.6 °C) and pCO2 (41.6 Pa and 81.5 Pa) at an irradiance of 599 μmol quanta m-2 s-1. Using microcosms and CO2 gas mixing technology, treatments were created in a partly nested design (tanks) with two between-plot factors (temperature and pCO2), and one within-plot factor (taxon); calcification was used as a dependent variable. A compilation of studies placed the present results in a broader context and tested the hypothesis that calcification for individual coral genera is independent of pH, [HCO3-], and [CO32-]. Unlike recent reviews, this analysis was restricted to studies reporting calcification in units that could be converted to nmol CaCO3 cm-2 h-1.

These data include coral growth, seawater temperature, and salinity, and seawater carbonate chemistry including total alkalinity, pH, carbon dioxide (pCO2) and saturation state of aragonite (omega).

Short Name: GCB 2012
Publication Date: 2014-02-24
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Calculated growth data for Porites rus and Massive Porites from buoyant weight measurements.
Average Seawater Conditions
Describes the treatments in terms of temperature and CO2.
Salinity of treatment tanks. Salinity as measured by a YSI 3100 Conductivity Meter.
Total Alkalinity
Total alkalinity of treatment tanks.
pH of treatment tanks, total scale
Water temperature of the treatment tanks.
pCO2 measured in treatment tanks.
The saturation state of aragonite in the treatment tanks.
Compilation Table
This sheet contains a compilation of several data sets used for supplemental table S1 (Edmunds et al 2012, GCB)
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) [  email ]
Associate: Moriarty, Vincent (Moorea Coral Reef LTER)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Edmunds, P of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2014. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Edmunds 2012 Global Change Biology, v18 2173-2183. knb-lter-mcr.5009.1

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Long-term Time Series, LTER, MCR
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
French Polynesia, Moorea
Porites, Scleractinia, Scleractinian Coral
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Carbonate rocks, Coral Reefs, Corals, Lagoons, Marine environments, Polyps (organisms), Populations, Shallow water
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance
MCR Research Theme Ocean Acidification, Reef Resistance and Resilience
MCR-LTER Working Group Physiology of Corals

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