Seasonal acclimation of thermal performance in two species of reef-building corals

Photosynthesis rates, respiration rates, maximum PSII quantum yield and electron transport rates were measured in winter and summer on coral fragments exposed to an acute temperature increase and decrease up to 5 ⁰C above and below the average seawater temperature in each season. 

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    Data record related to this publication Seasonal acclimation of thermal performance in two species of reef-building corals
    Data Publication title Seasonal acclimation of thermal performance in two species of reef-building corals
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    Photosynthesis rates, respiration rates, maximum PSII quantum yield and electron transport rates were measured in winter and summer on coral fragments exposed to an acute temperature increase and decrease up to 5 ⁰C above and below the average seawater temperature in each season. 

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      This dataset quantified the seasonal variation in the thermal performance of several coral and symbiont dominated physiological traits for the thermally tolerant coral species, Porites cylindrica, and thermally sensitive coral species, Acropora valenciennesi. Photosynthesis rates, respiration rates, maximum PSII quantum yield and electron transport rates were measured in winter and summer on coral fragments exposed to an acute temperature increase and decrease up to 5 ⁰C above and below the average seawater temperature in each season. Measurement were collected using respirometry and fluorometry (PAM). Both winter (August-September 2015) and summer (January-February 2016) thermal experiments were performed at Orpheus Island Research Station, GBR.

       

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      Data collected for 25 coral fragments of 2 species across two seasons.

      This dataset is available as a spreadsheet saved in both MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document (.ods) formats.

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • climate change
    • coral bleaching
    • temperature stress
    • environmental variability
    • performance curve
    • photosynthesis
    • thermal breadth
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    Not aligned to a University theme
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    SEO Codes
    • 960305 - Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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  • Start Date 2015/08/16
  • End Date 2016/03/12
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    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • Orpheus Island Research Station, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Attachment Seasonal TPC.xlsx MS Excel (.xlsx) format
    Attachment Seasonal TPC.ods Open Document (.ods) format
    The Data Manager is: Saskia Jurriaans
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Open: free access under license
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  • Data record size 2 files: 212 KB
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      Name Jurriaans, Saskia, and Hoogenboom, Mia O. (2020) Seasonal acclimation of thermal performance in two species of reef-building corals. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 635. pp. 55-70.
    • URL http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13203
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      Name Thermal performance of Acropora sp. and Porites cylindrica at Heron Island, Orpheus Island and Lizard Island (GBR)
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    The data will be licensed under CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
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  • Statement of rights in data CC BY-NC 4.0 International license
  • Data owners
      Saskia Jurriaans
    Citation Jurriaans, Saskia (2019): Seasonal acclimation of thermal performance in two species of reef-building corals. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5de092258f302