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Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator-prey interactions

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Title
Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator-prey interactions
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2017-11-28
Date Record Modified
2018-09-28
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia (14′40° S, 145′28° E)
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    Abstract [Related Publication]: Oceans of the future are predicted to be more acidic and noiser, particularly along the productive coastal fringe. This study examined the independent and combined effects of short-term exposure to elevated CO2 and boat noise on the predator–prey interaction of a pair of common coral reef fishes (Pomacentrus wardi and its predator, Pseudochromis fuscus). Successful capture of prey by predators increased from ambient control conditions with the addition of either playback of boat noise or elevated CO2 (925 µatm). The coincidence of both stressors led to lower capture rates that were similar to the controls, suggesting an interaction between CO2 levels and noise levels on predator success. The kinematics were the same for all stressor combinations and differed from the controls. The effects of CO2 or boat noise were the same suggesting that their effects were substitutive in this situation. Prey reduced their perception of threat under both stressors individually and when combined, and this coincided with reduced predator attack distances and attack speeds. The present findings of an interaction among future stressors highlights the importance of determining the combined effects of key drivers to aid in predicting community dynamics under future environmental scenarios. 

    The full methodology is available in the publication shown in the Related Publications link below.

  2. Type: note

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

Related Publications
  1. McCormick, Mark I., Watson, Sue-Ann, Simpson, Stephen D., and Allan, Bridie J. M. (2018) Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator - prey interactions. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285 (1875)
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People
Creators
  1. Associated with: Prof Mark McCormick , mark.mccormick@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  2. Associated with: Miss Bridie Allan , bridie.allan1@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  3. Associated with: Dr Sue-Ann Watson , sueann.watson@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Geoscience
Primary Contact
Prof Mark McCormick, mark.mccormick@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. Stephen Simpson, University of Exeter
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060202 - Community Ecology (060202)
  2. 060201 - Behavioural Ecology (060201)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
Keywords
  1. anthropogenic noise
  2. ocean acidification
  3. escape response
  4. predator-prey
  5. coral reef fish
  6. marine ecology
  7. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. McCormick_et_al_CO2XBoatKinematics_dataset_Upload.ods (Data File, Public)
  2. McCormick_et_al_CO2XBoatKinematics_dataset_Upload.xlsx (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
McCormick, M.; Allan, B.; Watson, S.; Simpson, S. (2017). Effect of elevated CO2 and small boat noise on the kinematics of predator–prey interactions. James Cook University. [Data Files] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/5a1cd71b4ef8a
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/5a1cd71b4ef8a