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Research Theme: 'Reef Resistance and Resilience'

Abstract
Abstract

In general there are two contrasting attributes of an ecosystem with respect to external drivers: 1) resistance, the amount of external forcing a system can absorb without a qualitative change and 2) resilience, the tendency of a system to return to its previous state after a perturbation. Resilience in particular is a major MCR research focus because Moorea recently was subjected to a pulse disturbance, an outbreak of the crown-of-thorns seastar, that killed most living coral on the fore reef.

Datasets
Category Topic Link Dataset Title
Biological Data Algae knb-lter-mcr.8 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Benthic Algae and Other Community Components, ongoing since 2005
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.4003 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Benthic Community Dynamics: Island Scale Coral Cover Analysis
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.4002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Community Dynamics: Juvenile Coral Density
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.5006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Computer Vision: Moorea Labeled Corals
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.4001 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Community Dynamics: Coral Recruitment
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.5005 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Coral Growth in Temperature and Alkalinity Treatments: Edmunds 2011 Limnology & Oceanography
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.5009 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Edmunds 2012 Global Change Biology, v18 2173-2183
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.5011 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Data in support of Wall and Edmunds 2013 Biological Bulletin, v225 no. 2, 92-101
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.2006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Effects of Flow and Temperature on Growth and Photophysiology of Scleractinian Corals in Moorea, French Polynesia
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.2002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Growth and scaling of photosynthetic energy intake in Fungia concinna: Elahi & Edmunds 2007 JEMBE
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.1038 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Community Dynamics: Backreef (Lagoon) Corals Annual Survey
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.4 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Corals, ongoing since 2005
Biological Data Coral knb-lter-mcr.5010 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Porites growth, respiration, and photophysiology data in support of Edmunds 2012 Marine Biology, v159, 2149-2160
Biological Data Fish knb-lter-mcr.6 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Fishes, ongoing since 2005
Biological Data Invertebrates knb-lter-mcr.7 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Other Benthic Invertebrates, ongoing since 2005
Biological Data Zooplankton knb-lter-mcr.21 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Demersal Zooplankton Composition and Abundance
Biological Data Zooplankton knb-lter-mcr.13 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Zooplankton Composition and Abundance
Investigators
Publications
Year Citation Link Publication Type
2012

Putnam, H. 2012. Resilience and acclimatization potential of reef corals under predicted climate change stressors. PhD Dissertation, University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Manoa, HI.

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2011

Adam, T.C., R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks, P.J. Edmunds, R.C. Carpenter and G. Bernardi. 2011. Herbivory, connectivity and ecosystem resilience: response of a coral reef to a large-scale perturbation. PLoS One 6(8):e23717.

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2011

Jacobson, L.M. 2011. Coral energetics: the metabolic response to resource scarcity and subsequent cost of recovery. MS Thesis, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA.

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2011

Kayal, M., H.S. Lenihan, C. Pau, L. Penin, and M. Adjeroud. 2011. Associational refuges among corals mediate impacts of a crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci outbreak. Coral Reefs 30:827-837.

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2011

Lenihan, H.S., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Influence of corallivory, competition, and habitat structure on coral community shifts. Ecology 92:1959-1971.

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2010

Barshis, D.J., J.H. Stillman, R.D. Gates, R.J. Toonen, L.W. Smith and C. Birkeland. 2010. Protein expression and genetic structure of the coral Porites lobata in an environmentally extreme Samoan back reef: does host genotype limit phenotypic plasticity? Molecular Ecology 19:1705-1720.

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2009

Adjeroud, M., F. Michonneau, P.J. Edmunds, Y. Chancerelle, T. Lison de Loma, L. Penin, L. Thibaut, J. Vidal-Dupiol, B. Salvat and R. Galzin. 2009. Recurrent disturbances, recovery trajectories, and resilience of coral assemblages on a South Central Pacific reef. Coral Reefs 28:775-780.

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2009

Baskett, M.L., S.D. Gaines and R.M. Nisbet. 2009. Symbiont diversity may help coral reefs survive moderate climate change. Ecological Applications 19:3-17.

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2008

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2008. Resistance and resilience of a coral reef fish community to changes in coral abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:263-271.

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2008

Lison de Loma, T., C.W. Osenberg, J.S. Shima, Y. Chancerelle, N. Davies, A.J. Brooks and R. Galzin. 2008. A framework for assessing impacts of marine protected areas in Moorea (French Polynesia). Pacific Science 62:431-441.

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2007

Penin, L., M. Adjeroud, M. Schrimm and H.S. Lenihan. 2007. High spatial variability in coral bleaching around Moorea (French Polynesia): patterns across locations and water depths. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330:171-181.

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2006

Carpenter, R.C. and P.J. Edmunds. 2006. Local and regional scale recovery of Diadema promotes recruitment of scleractinian corals. Ecology Letters 9:271-280.

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2006

Van Oppen, M.J.H. and R.D. Gates. 2006. Conservation genetics and the resilience of reef-building corals. Molecular Ecology 15:3863-3883.

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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412, #OCE-1026851 and #OCE-1236905. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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