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Data from: Context is more important than habitat type in determining use by juvenile fish

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Title
Data from: Context is more important than habitat type in determining use by juvenile fish
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2019-01-14
Date Record Modified
2020-02-28
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2012-11-01 to 2015-12-31
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Hinchinbrook Island coastal region, Queensland, Australia
  • Palm Island coastal region, Queensland, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    This data set contains data on fishes from a range of different habitat types in the Hinchinbrook/Palm Islands region of the Great Barrier Reef coast, including mangrove, seagrass and rocky reef and soft sediment habitats.

  2. Type: full

    The use of a habitat structure, such as mangroves or seagrass, by fauna such as fish, may depend on the environmental context of that structure. The aim of this study was to examine the interplay of habitat characteristics and environmental context in driving the use of coastal areas by juvenile fish. The relative importance of these different factors have wide implications for the management of coastal areas. 

    Remote underwater video surveys were carried out throughout the Hinchinbrook/Palms region of the Great Barrier Reef coast, in order to capture the full range of variability in habitat use by juvenile fish. Each sample consists of one independent 15 minute video survey, providing a low-disturbance snapshot representation of the juvenile fish assemblage in a location, along with details of habitat characteristics and whether the sample was in an estuarine or marine environmental context.

    Please refer to the methods section of the manuscript for detailed descriptions of video data collection and processing.

    This data archive includes: 

    • The data used in presence/absence analysis to generate Figure 2 - Raw_data_PA
    • The data used in multivariate assemblage analysis to generate Figure 3a, which excluded all taxa that occurred in <3% of samples -  Raw_data_MV_3percent
    • The data used in multivariate assemblage analysis to validate the tree structure used in Figure 3a, which excluded all taxa that occurred in <5% of samples -  Raw_data_MV_5percent
    • The data used in multivariate assemblage analysis to validate the tree structure used in Figure 3a, which excluded all taxa that occurred in <10% of samples -  Raw_data_MV_10percent
Related Publications
  1. Bradley, Michael, Baker, Ronald, Nagelkerken, Ivan, and Sheaves, Marcus (2019) Context is more important than habitat type in determining use by juvenile fish. Landscape Ecology, 34 (2). pp. 427-442.
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Mr Michael Bradley , michael.bradley@my.jcu.edu.au , College of Science & Engineering
Primary Contact
Mr Michael Bradley, michael.bradley@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Marcus Sheaves , marcus.sheaves@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960503 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
Keywords
  1. habitat
  2. function
  3. nursery role
  4. ecological context
  5. environmental setting
  6. coastal ecosystem
  7. juvenile fish
  8. underwater video
Research Activity
Pure basic research
Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 AU
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. Raw_data_MV_taxa_5_percent.csv (Data File, Public)
  2. Raw_data_MV_3%.csv (Storage Attachments, Public)
  3. Raw_data_MV_taxa_3_percent.csv (Data File, Public)
  4. Raw_data_MV_taxa_10_percent.csv (Data File, Public)
  5. Raw_data_PA.csv (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Bradley, M. (2019). Data from: Context is more important than habitat type in determining use by juvenile fish. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5c3d33ace91f3
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5c3d33ace91f3