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dc.contributor.authorBender, Dorothea
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Pulido, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorDove, Sophie
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:43:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:43:53Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-13T05:29:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-0981
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jembe.2012.06.014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48480
dc.description.abstractCorals have an ability to recover fromdisturbance through the regeneration of tissue, but macroalgae are believed to impede this process. In this study, the type of benthic macroalgae deposited oncoral skeleton was manipulated experimentally, and the effectson tissue regeneration and skeletal growth of two common coral species Acropora pulchra and Acropora aspera were observed after disturbance. Macroalgae, common to the study region, but from variable functional groups, were investigated for their influence oncoral growth. The green filamentous macroalga Chlorodesmis fastigiata significantly reduced tissue recovery in A. pulchra, but not in A. aspera. It led to the infection ofA. pulchra with ciliates. The brown seaweed, Lobophora variegata, the encrusting coralline alga Porolithon (= Hydrolithon) onkodes, and turf algae, had only minor effectsoncoral recovery. This suggests that the outcome of the regeneration process is highly variable and dependent upon both, the species ofcoral and algae involved.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom15
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume429
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhycology (incl. marine grasses)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural, veterinary and food sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode30
dc.titleEffects of macroalgae on corals recovering from disturbance
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDiaz-Pulido, Guillermo


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