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  • MB3160: Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes (Level 3; TSV)
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Lizard Island Research Station - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The evolution of a critical ecosystem function for the future of coral reefs

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$14,400 over 1 year
Summary
Early in their evolutionary history, surgeonfishes established close links with coral reefs. Today they play essential roles in these threatened ecosystems. Despite this importance, the evolutionary context of some of their ecosystem functions is yet to be understood. This project aims to quantify the role of sediment removal and transportation throughout the evolution of surgeonfishes. More specifically, we will measure the dry weight of sediment found in the guts of surgeonfish species belonging to different clades, and model it through evolutionary time. This would provide fundamental knowledge about an ecosystem function that is critical for the future of coral reefs.
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Alexandre Siqueira Correa, Sterling Tebbett and Isabelle Ng (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Surgeonfishes; Phylogeny; Feeding ecology; Sediment removal; Gut contents; Ancestral reconstructions
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