Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs

Data used in a thesis chapter entitled "Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs," by Mike McWilliam, co-authored by Morgan Pratchett and Terry Hughes. The study uses time series data of coral assemblages from three biogeographical locations in addition to trait data from the coral traits database.  

Time series data: 

gbr.csv. Abundances of 28 coral taxonomic groups at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Abundance columns are marked with "flat," "crest," "slope," or "base," followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

polynesia.csv. Abundances of 20 coral taxonomic groups at Tiahura Reef, French Polynesia. Abundance columns are marked with "flat" (Outer flat), "crest," "shall" (shallow slope), or "deep" (deep slope), followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

jamaica.csv. Abundances of 16 coral taxonomic groups at Rio Bueno, Jamaica. Abundance columns are marked with depth ("7m", "10m", "15m", or "30m") followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

Trait data: 

traits.csv. Trait data for 44 taxonomic groups of corals. Trait data was downloaded from the coral traits database and mean values for four traits (max diameter, corallite width, growth rate, and skeletal density) was found. These values are presented alongside the typical growth form (column H) and reproductive mode (column G) of each taxonomic group. Columns J to O indicate seven numerical trait categories used for the analysis, including three additional traits (sa_vol = surface area to volume ratio, spaces = interstitial space size, height = colony height) derived from colony growth form. 

 

 

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    Data used in a thesis chapter entitled "Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs," by Mike McWilliam, co-authored by Morgan Pratchett and Terry Hughes. The study uses time series data of coral assemblages from three biogeographical locations in addition to trait data from the coral traits database.  

    Time series data: 

    gbr.csv. Abundances of 28 coral taxonomic groups at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Abundance columns are marked with "flat," "crest," "slope," or "base," followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    polynesia.csv. Abundances of 20 coral taxonomic groups at Tiahura Reef, French Polynesia. Abundance columns are marked with "flat" (Outer flat), "crest," "shall" (shallow slope), or "deep" (deep slope), followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    jamaica.csv. Abundances of 16 coral taxonomic groups at Rio Bueno, Jamaica. Abundance columns are marked with depth ("7m", "10m", "15m", or "30m") followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    Trait data: 

    traits.csv. Trait data for 44 taxonomic groups of corals. Trait data was downloaded from the coral traits database and mean values for four traits (max diameter, corallite width, growth rate, and skeletal density) was found. These values are presented alongside the typical growth form (column H) and reproductive mode (column G) of each taxonomic group. Columns J to O indicate seven numerical trait categories used for the analysis, including three additional traits (sa_vol = surface area to volume ratio, spaces = interstitial space size, height = colony height) derived from colony growth form. 

     

     

  • Other Descriptors
  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • resilience
    • response diversity
    • disturbance
    • recovery
    • regime shift
    • 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
    • 960805 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
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    Temporal (time) coverage
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  • Time Period
    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
    • Tiahura Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia
    • Rio Bueuno, Jamaica
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location Secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia This data (modified) has also been submitted to Dryad and is available at the link provided in the Related Publication.
    The Data Manager is: Michael McWilliam
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Conditional: Contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au to request access to this data.
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  • Data record size 5 files: 173 KB
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      Name McWilliam, Mike, Pratchett, Morgan S., Hoogenboom, Mia O. and Hughes, Terry P. (2020) Deficits in functional trait diversity following recovery on coral reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287.
    • URL https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2628
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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 Once access to the data has been obtained via negotiation with the data manager, use of the dataset is governed by the CC BY 4.0 licence
  • Data owners
      Michael McWilliam
      James Cook University
    Citation McWilliam, Michael (2018): Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5b8c97c1254c3