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Behavioural data for Munday et al. 2014 Nature Climate Change

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Title
Behavioural data for Munday et al. 2014 Nature Climate Change
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2018-01-02
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Upa Upasina, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Dobu, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    Natural CO₂ seeps in Papua New Guinea were used to test the effects of continuous exposure to elevated CO₂ on reef fish behaviour and metabolism in their natural habitat, and to examine the potential consequences for reef fish communities.

    This dataset contains raw data from the behavioural trials. Olfactory preferences and behaviour of juveniles from two damselfish species (Dascyllus aruanus and Pomacentrus moluccensis) and two cardinalfishes (Apogon cyanosoma and Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus) were tested at Upa Upasina, except for P. moluccensis, which was also tested at Dobu.

    Olfactory preferences were tested in a two-channel choice flume using three different cue combinations: offshore water conditioned with predator odour versus offshore water without predator odour, water from the CO₂ seep site versus water from the control reef, offshore water conditioned with chemical cues of benthic communities from the CO₂ seep versus chemical cues of benthic communities from the control reef.

    Activity and boldness were tested in an aquarium with a small colony of the coral Pocillipora damicornis providing shelter. After 2 hours habituation time each fish was observed for 5 minutes recording: the number of lines crossed, the maximum distance moved from the habitat coral habitat, amount of time spent in the coral shelter and time to emerge from the shelter when chased into the coral (startle response)

    The full methodology is available from the publication (and Supplementary Information) shown in the Related Publications link below. 

     

  2. Type: note

    This dataset consists of a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document formats (.ods)

Related Publications
  1. Munday, Philip L., Cheal, Alistair J., Dixson, Danielle L., Rummer, Jodie L., and Fabricius, Katharina E. (2014) Behavioural impairment in reef fishes caused by ocean acidification at CO2 seeps. Nature Climate Change, 4. pp. 487-492.
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People
Creators
  1. Managed by: Prof Philip Munday , philip.munday@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Zoology and Ecology
  2. Associated with: Dr Jodie Rummer , jodie.rummer@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Prof Philip Munday, philip.munday@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. Alistair J. Cheal, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  2. Danielle L. Dixson, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  3. Katharina E. Fabricius, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  2. 0501 - Ecological Applications (0501)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  2. 960399 - Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified (960399)
Keywords
  1. carbon dioxide
  2. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  3. climate change
  4. predator
  5. performance
  6. mortality
  7. responses
  8. exposure
  9. high-CO₂
  10. ability
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
conditional
Rights
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:
Munday, P.; Cheal, A.; Dixson, D.; Rummer, J.; Fabricius, K. (2018). Behavioural data for Munday et al. 2014 Nature Climate Change. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/5a4ae21e9ffb9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/5a4ae21e9ffb9