Data from: A 3D perspective on sediment accumulation in algal turfs: implications of coral reef flattening

This dataset consists of one MS Excel (.xlsx) file. This file contains site information (3 sites at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia), coral reef complexity metrics (elevation above lowest point in each site, and angle of sampled surface) and metrics associated with algal turf condition (algal turf length, particulate depth, particulate mass, inorganic sediment mass, organic particulate mass, proportion of particulates composed of organic particulates by mass, and grain size distribution of inorganic sediment by mass). Complexity metrics were calculated using digitial elevation models based on 3D photogrammetry of 36 m^2 areas of reef (following Streit et al. 2019). Algal turf metrics were collected using veneir callipers following Goatley and Bellwood 2013, and an underwater vacuum sampler (modified after Purcell 1996). Collected sediments were processed following Tebbett et al. 2018. 

Literature cited:

Goatley, C. H. R., & Bellwood, D. R. (2013). Ecological consequences of sediment on high-energy coral reefs. PLoS ONE, 8, e77737. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077737

Purcell, S. W. (1996). A direct method for assessing sediment load in epilithic algal communities. Coral Reefs, 15, 211–213. doi:10.1007/BF01787453

Streit, R.P., Cumming, G., & Bellwood, D.R. (2019) Patchy delivery of functions undermines functional redundancy in a high diversity system. Functional Ecology, doi: 0.1111/1365-2435.13322

Tebbett, S. B., Goatley, C. H. R., & Bellwood, D. R. (2018). Algal turf sediments across the Great Barrier Reef: Putting coastal reefs in perspective. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137, 518-525. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.056

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    This dataset consists of one MS Excel (.xlsx) file. This file contains site information (3 sites at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia), coral reef complexity metrics (elevation above lowest point in each site, and angle of sampled surface) and metrics associated with algal turf condition (algal turf length, particulate depth, particulate mass, inorganic sediment mass, organic particulate mass, proportion of particulates composed of organic particulates by mass, and grain size distribution of inorganic sediment by mass). Complexity metrics were calculated using digitial elevation models based on 3D photogrammetry of 36 m^2 areas of reef (following Streit et al. 2019). Algal turf metrics were collected using veneir callipers following Goatley and Bellwood 2013, and an underwater vacuum sampler (modified after Purcell 1996). Collected sediments were processed following Tebbett et al. 2018. 

    Literature cited:

    Goatley, C. H. R., & Bellwood, D. R. (2013). Ecological consequences of sediment on high-energy coral reefs. PLoS ONE, 8, e77737. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077737

    Purcell, S. W. (1996). A direct method for assessing sediment load in epilithic algal communities. Coral Reefs, 15, 211–213. doi:10.1007/BF01787453

    Streit, R.P., Cumming, G., & Bellwood, D.R. (2019) Patchy delivery of functions undermines functional redundancy in a high diversity system. Functional Ecology, doi: 0.1111/1365-2435.13322

    Tebbett, S. B., Goatley, C. H. R., & Bellwood, D. R. (2018). Algal turf sediments across the Great Barrier Reef: Putting coastal reefs in perspective. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137, 518-525. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.056

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

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  • Keywords
    • Coral Reef
    • Structural Complexity
    • Sediment
    • Algal Turf
    • Herbivory
    • Climate Change
    • Cumulative Stressors
    • Photogrammetry
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    SEO Codes
    • 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
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  • Start Date 2018/01/01
  • End Date 2018/01/31
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  • Locations
    • Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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      Name Tebbett, Sterling B., Streit, Robert P., and Bellwood, David R. (2019) A 3D perspective on sediment accumulation in algal turfs: Implications of coral reef flattening. Journal of Ecology, 108(1), pp. 70-80.
    • URL https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13235
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    Citation Tebbett, Sterling; Streit, Robert; Bellwood, David (2019): Data from: A 3D perspective on sediment accumulation in algal turfs: implications of coral reef flattening. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5d0ada7f84903