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... The question may not directly apply to this observation (i.e., that DOC can be lower in backreefs dominated by algae than in offshore water). But there was a flurry of work on coral DOC release that seems ... //... to have waned. Where are we on that? What is the consensus, e.g., DOC release in corals vs algae? Also, has anyone compared DOC conc. in waters around coral and algal dominated substrate when other factors ...

["corals","DOC","algae","reef metabolism"]
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... period with two different sets (n = 79 total) of corals, we found clear seasonality in calcification of a massive species. Calcification rates were about 50% faster in summer compared to winter. Please see ... //... : Kuffner IB, Hickey TD, Morrison JM (2013) Calcification rates of the massive coral Siderastrea siderea and crustose coralline algae along the Florida Keys (USA) outer-reef tract. Coral Reefs 32:987-997. So ...

["coral calcification"]
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... be interesting to use your results as a comparison but the data from the supplementary data on coral is only a summary (particularly the live coral data from Fig. 4). Thanks so much, Juan ...

["Coral cover data"]
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... knowledge of the modes and timing of coral reproduction. Most corals are hermaphroditic or gonochoric, with a brooding or broadcast spawning mode of reproduction. Brooding corals are a significant component of some ... //... update our knowledge of coral reproduction in WA, for tens of thousands of corals and hundreds of species from over a dozen reefs spanning 20° of latitude. We identified broad patterns in coral reproduction, but more ... ... brooding corals on all reefs. Methods for assessing coral reproduction Consideration of coral reproduction is often required by environment mangers where development activities are proposed on or near coral reefs; ...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2010
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral reproduction, Coral reefs ...
4 citations
547 downloads
1,706 views

... interaction won by the coral. This growth form dependent ability to outcompete turf algae was not only observed among coral species, but also among different growth forms in morphologically plastic coral genera (Acropora ... //... more abundant on coral reefs worldwide, but their effects on other benthic organisms remain poorly described. To describe the general characteristics of competitive interactions between corals and turf algae, we ... ... can actively overgrow live corals or passively take over space after corals have died. Feedback processes exacerbate the decline of coral populations as algae provide refuges for coral pathogens and algal exudates ...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1984
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral, Coral colony form ...

... ). Sed Accum, sediment presence on living coral tissue; PmortRecent, recent partial mortality among colonies (Lirman et al., 2014); Halos, distinct pattern of partial mortality (not necessarily recent) in which ...

Figure 3 from Detecting sedimentation impacts to coral reefs resulting from dredging the Port of Miami, Florida USA

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... causing ecosystem phase shifts from coral- to algal-dominated reef systems on a global scale. As these ecosystems undergo transition, there is an increased incidence of coral-macroalgal interactions. Mounting evidence ... //... provide a bioenergetic analysis of coral-macroalgal interactions in a controlled aquarium setting. We demonstrate that the energetic demands of microbial communities at the coral-algal interaction interface are higher ... ... output than either the coral- or algae-associated communities alone (Fig. 2 inset; Post hoc t-test: interface-coral p = 0.0390, interface-algae p = 0.0070) (Table S1). Furthermore, both coral- and algae-associated ...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3423
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral-algal interactions ...
343 downloads
1,357 views

... benefits, coral reefs have been declining precipitously across the globe due to human impacts and climate change. Recent efforts to combat these declines are increasingly turning to restoration to help reseed corals and ... //... significantly enhances restoration yield with little additional cost or investment. Although some coral restoration efforts plant corals in protected areas in order to benefit from the facilitative effects of herbivores that ... ... other benthic coral competitors such as sponges, fire corals, and mat-forming zoanthids. In contrast to the indirect effects of herbivores on corals, trophic cascades and direct predation on corals have been ...

["Climate Change Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3499
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral reefs ...
2 citations
318 downloads
1,546 views

... examined differences in susceptibility of A. cervicornis to C. abbreviata predation based on coral tissue condition. Coral tissue condition was a strong determinant of snail prey choice, with snails preferring A. cervicornis ... //... behavior of C. abbreviata, creating a potential feedback that may exacerbate damage from predation in coral populations compromised by other types of disturbance. ... ... were conducted (Figs. 1C–1E): healthy coral versus diseased coral (H v D, n = 52), healthy coral versus coral with mechanical damage (H v M, n = 58) and healthy coral versus coral with active snail predation (H v P; ...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1239
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral disease ...
Funding: ... NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program This study was supported by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. ...
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... patterns associated with a coral reef associated green algae (Chaetomorpha sp.) and a hermatypic coral (Favia sp.) separately, as standalone organisms, and placed in close proximity mimicking coral-algal interactions. ... //... oxygen gradients generated by benthic reef algae and corals under varying flow conditions and provide a 2D depiction of previously observed hypoxic zones at coral algae interfaces. This approach allows for visualization ... ... Algae (Chaetomorpha sp.) and coral (Favia sp.) specimens used in this experiment were provided by the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Corals were mounted with coral cement (Instant Ocean, Holdfast® ...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.106
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral ...
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... Boxplots of coral reef aesthetic values at each site and regression of coral reef aesthetic values vs. NCEAS scores across all assessed reef sites. (Test) shows coral reef aesthetic values calculated for 200 ...

Figure 2 from Can we measure beauty? Computational evaluation of coral reef aesthetics

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... Calcification in reef corals and coral reefs is widely measured using the alkalinity depletion method which is based on the fact that two protons are produced for every mole of CaCO3 precipitated. This assumption ... //... provided. Groups of corals were run separately and in conjunction with the other reef components in a mixed-community. The TA flux to Ca2+ flux ratio (ΔTA: ΔCa2+) was consistently higher in the coral-only run (2.06 ± ... ... flume incubations were performed: (1) the coral-only run with a substrate of 2 m2 of mixed corals, (2) the mixed-community run consisted of the same corals from the coral-only run, but with 2 m2 of fine carbonate ...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.249
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral reef ...
18 citations
697 downloads
2,531 views

... negative interactions with stony corals, such as Hapalocarcinus sp, a gall crab considered a coral parasite, as well as species of vermetid snails known for their deleterious effects on coral growth. Pocillopora DNA accounted ... //... functional role of coral-dwelling predatory fish feeding on small invertebrates. Fish were collected in Moorea (French Polynesia) where the BIOCODE project has generated DNA barcodes for numerous coral associated invertebrate ... ... with stony corals, the foundation species of the coral reef ecosystem (reviewed by Stella et al., 2011). Some invertebrate taxa promote the survival and growth of corals by slowing the progression of coral diseases ...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1047
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral reefs ...
176 downloads
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... Coral reef restoration and management techniques are in ever-increasing demand due to the global decline of coral reefs in the last several decades. Coral relocation has been established as an appropriate restoration ... //... select cases, particularly where corals are scheduled for destruction. However, continued long-term monitoring of recovery of transplanted corals is seldom sustained. Removal of coral from a navigation channel and ... ... direct mediation such as coral transplantation. Coral reef transplantation efforts have traditionally been focused on repairing or replacing coral loss caused by destructive local impacts. Coral transplantation has greatly ...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3346
Sampled author keywords matching: Coral reef, Coral relocation ...

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