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Coral reef benthic and fish surveys in Papua New Guinea

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Title
Coral reef benthic and fish surveys in Papua New Guinea
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2012-05-24
Date Record Modified
2017-12-22
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2009-04-01 to 2009-05-01
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Madang and Manus Provinces, Papua New Guinea.
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    Surveys of reef sites in fished versus tabu (community closures) areas in both Madang and Manus Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Benthic cover of corals and other organisms were quantified along with the abundance diversity and size of reef associated fishes.

  2. Type: full

    These surveys were conducted in 2009 by Nick Graham and Fraser Januchowski-Hartley of James Cook University. At each site replicate 50m transects were surveyed at both 8m and 2m depth. Coral and other benthic cover were surveyed using point intercept methodology, while fish were surveyed using 50*5m belt transect UVC. The location tabu areas had been closed for varying lengths of time and were either fished for feasts annually or opened for longer periods of time. The data are being used to evaluate these management systems and to link to socio-economic data collected by Joshua Cinner at these and other sites.

Related Publications
  1. Januchowski-Hartley FA, Graham NAJ, Feary DA, Morove T, Cinner JE (2011) Fear of Fishers: Human Predation Explains Behavioral Changes in Coral Reef Fishes. PLoS ONE 6(8): e22761.
Related Websites
  1. http://www.coralcoe.org.au/research/nickgraham.html
    Dr Nick Graham, Senior Research Fellow. ARC Centre of Excellence, Coral Reef Studies.
Related Data
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Related Services
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Technical metadata
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People
Creators
  1. Managed by: Dr Nick Graham , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (7351)
  2. Aggregated by: Dr Joshua Cinner , School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (6630)
Primary Contact
Dr Nick Graham, nick.graham@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. D.A. Feary, School of Environment, University of Technology. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  2. F.A. Januchowski-Hartley, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia.
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050205 - Environmental Management (050205) (050205)
Socio-Economic Objective
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Keywords
  1. coral reef ecology
  2. periodic closures
  3. reef fish assemblages
  4. coral bleaching
  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: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
License - Other
(no information)
Access Rights/Conditions
Restricted access to dataset. Please contact the manager (Dr Nick Graham - nick.graham@jcu.edu.au) for more information.
Type
restricted
Rights
Once access to the dataset has been obtain, use of the dataset is governed by the CC-BY-NC AU licence.
Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland 4811, Australia, Phone: 61 7 4781 4000, Fax: 61 7 4781 6722
Citation
Cite:
Januchowski-Hartley, F. A.; Graham, Nick.; Feary, D. A.; Cinner, Joshua. (2012). Coral reef benthic and fish surveys in Papua New Guinea. James Cook University. (dataset). jcu.edu.au/tdh/collection/fba67742-fa3b-4430-be13-ac39e74415d5