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Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes

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Title
Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2018-11-13
Date Record Modified
2019-02-04
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2016-03-01 to 2017-03-31
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Great Barrier Reef
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    This dataset supports the 2018 Nature Climate Change publication by Terry Hughes, James Kerry, Sean Connolly (lead authors) and 10 co-authors, entitled 'Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes'. It is comprised of one data file as an Excel .csv in long form:

    (1) 2016-2017 data - gives (in long format) the aerial scores and Degree Heating Weeks for reefs surveyed in 2016 (1135 reefs) and in 2017 (742 reefs)

  2. Type: full

    This dataset supports the 2018 Nature Climate Change publication by Terry Hughes, James Kerry, Sean Connolly (lead authors) and 10 co-authors, entitled 'Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes'. It is comprised of one data file as an Excel .csv in long form:

    (1) 2016-2017 data - Aerial surveys were conducted in March and April 2016, and in March 2017, to measure the geographic extent and severity of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. 1,135 individual reef scores are given for 2016 and 742 for 2017. They fall in to one of five bleaching categories: (0) less than 1% of corals bleached, (1) 1-10%, (2) 10-30%, (3) 30-60%, and (4) more than 60% of corals bleached. The accuracy of the aerial scores was ground-truthed in 2016 by measuring the extent of bleaching underwater on 104 reefs, also during March/April 2016.

    The dataset also contains the Degree Heating Weeks (heat stress metric) from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for year-to-date heat stress based on the date a reef was surveyed.

    Finally, each reef was assigned to one of three categories: North, Central or South, denoting is broad latitudinal position on the Great Barrier Reef. This clustering was used in some analyses.

Related Publications
  1. Hughes, Terry. P., Kerry, James T., Connolly, Sean R., Baird, Andrew H., Eakin, C. Mark, Heron, Scott F., Hoey, Andrew S., Hoogenboom, Mia O, Jacobson, Mizue, Liu, Gang, Pratchett, Morgan S., Skirving, Wiliam and Torda, Gergely (2018). Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes. Nature Climate Change, 9:40-43.
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Prof Terence Hughes , terry.hughes@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  2. Owned by: Dr James Kerry , james.kerry1@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
Primary Contact
Prof Terence Hughes, terry.hughes@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. Prof Sean Connolly
  2. Dr William Skirving
  3. Dr Gergely Torda
  4. Prof Andrew Baird
  5. Dr Mark Eakin
  6. Dr Andrew Hoey
  7. Prof Mia Hoogenboom
  8. Dr Mizue Jacobson
  9. Dr Gang Liu
  10. Prof Morgan Pratchett
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
Socio-Economic Objective
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Keywords
  1. ecological memory
  2. recurrent heatwaves
  3. coral reefs
  4. disturbance regimes
  5. 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
Please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access to this data. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
This dataset is made available at the discretion of the data owners. Once access to the data has been obtained via negotiation with the data manager, use of the dataset is governed by the CC-BY-NC licence.
Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
Secure data section of the Tropical Data Hub (TDH) archive - eResearch Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Citation
Cite:
Hughes, T.; Kerry, J. (2018). Ecological memory modifies the cumulative impact of recurrent climate extremes. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5beb6e4173f88
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5beb6e4173f88