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Volatility in coral cover erodes niche structure, but not diversity, in reef fish assemblages

Cheng-Han Tsai, Hugh Sweatman, Löic Thibaut & Sean Connolly
Environmental fluctuations are becoming increasingly volatile in many ecosystems, highlighting the need to better understand how stochastic and deterministic processes shape patterns of commonness and rarity, particularly in high-diversity systems like coral reefs. We analyzed reef fish time-series across the Great Barrier Reef to show that approximately 75% of the variance in relative species abundance is attributable to deterministic, intrinsic species differences. Nevertheless, the relative importance of stochastic factors is markedly higher on reefs that...

The Global FinPrint Project

Colin Simpfendorfer, Demian Chapman & Michelle Heupel
The Global Finprint project is a global scale survey of sharks and rays on coral reefs. It uses baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS) to collect data. The data stored are all video files from the individual drops. This dataset represents the sampling in the Coral Triangle and Pacific regions of the project.

Effects of climate change and light limitation on Acropora millepora coral recruits (NESP 5.2, AIMS, JCU and AIMS@JCU)

Christopher Brunner, Gerard Ricardo, Sven Uthicke, Andrew Negri & Mia Hoogenboom

Pieces in a global puzzle: Population genetics at two whale shark aggregations in the western Indian Ocean

Royale Hardenstine, Song He, Jesse Cochran, Camrin Braun, E. Fernando Cagua, Simon Pierce, Clare Prebble, Christoph Rohner, Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Tane Sinclair-Taylor, Gregory Skomal, Simon Thorrold, Alexandra Watts, Casey Zakroff & Michael Berumen
The whale shark Rhincodon typus is found throughout the world’s tropical and warm-temperate ocean basins. Despite their broad physical distribution, research on the species has been concentrated at a few aggregation sites. Comparing DNA sequences from sharks at different sites can provide a demographically neutral understanding of the whale shark’s global ecology. Here, we created genetic profiles for 84 whale sharks from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea and 72 individuals from the coast of Tanzania...

Aerial surveys of coral bleaching. Standard Operating Procedure Number 11 (v.3)

R Berkelmans, N Cantin, J Stella & R Pears

Aerial surveys of coral bleaching. Standard Operational Procedure Number 11 v2

R Berkelmans, N Cantin & R Pears

Registration Year

  • 2022
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Affiliations

  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
    6
  • James Cook University
    3
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
    2
  • Marine Megafauna Foundation
    1
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    1
  • Austral University of Chile
    1
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
    1
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
    1
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
    1
  • UNSW Sydney
    1