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Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs

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Title
Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2018-08-30
Date Record Modified
2018-09-03
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
  • Tiahura Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Rio Bueuno, Jamaica
Description
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    Data used in a thesis chapter entitled "Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs," by Mike McWilliam, co-authored by Morgan Pratchett and Terry Hughes. The study uses time series data of coral assemblages from three biogeographical locations in addition to trait data from the coral traits database.  

    Time series data: 

    gbr.csv. Abundances of 28 coral taxonomic groups at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Abundance columns are marked with "flat," "crest," "slope," or "base," followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    polynesia.csv. Abundances of 20 coral taxonomic groups at Tiahura Reef, French Polynesia. Abundance columns are marked with "flat" (Outer flat), "crest," "shall" (shallow slope), or "deep" (deep slope), followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    jamaica.csv. Abundances of 16 coral taxonomic groups at Rio Bueno, Jamaica. Abundance columns are marked with depth ("7m", "10m", "15m", or "30m") followed by year to distinguish the habitat and time where data was collected. 

    Trait data: 

    traits.csv. Trait data for 44 taxonomic groups of corals. Trait data was downloaded from the coral traits database and mean values for four traits (max diameter, corallite width, growth rate, and skeletal density) was found. These values are presented alongside the typical growth form (column H) and reproductive mode (column G) of each taxonomic group. Columns J to O indicate seven numerical trait categories used for the analysis, including three additional traits (sa_vol = surface area to volume ratio, spaces = interstitial space size, height = colony height) derived from colony growth form. 

     

     

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People
Creators
  1. Aggregated by: Mr Michael McWilliam , michael.mcwilliam@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Mr Michael McWilliam, michael.mcwilliam@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Terence Hughes , terry.hughes@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Professor Morgan Pratchett, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960805 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
Keywords
  1. resilience
  2. response diversity
  3. disturbance
  4. recovery
  5. regime shift
  6. 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 4.0: Attribution 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 4.0 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:
McWilliam, M. (2018). Disturbance, recovery and the depletion of functional diversity on coral reefs. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5b8c97c1254c3
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5b8c97c1254c3