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Title: Recovery of Acropora Palmata in Curacao: A Comparison with the Florida Keys
Short Name: Recovery of Acropora Palmata in Curacao: A Comparison with the Florida Keys
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Abstract:

Demographic monitoring of fixed plots of Acropora palmata (Lamarck, 1816) in Curacao and the Florida Keys before and after acute tropical storm disturbance allowed for a comparison of recovery processes. The Curacao population was characterized by greater colony size, live tissue abundance, and genotypic richness than the Florida Keys population, and hence was hypothesized to display a faster rate of recovery. However, after each population lost approximately half of its live tissue as a result of disturbance, magnitude of recovery differed significantly between regions, but was inconsistent with this hypothesis. Despite high post-disturbance asexual recruitment of fragments in Curacao [12.1 (SE 4.9) recruits/plot compared to 4.6 (SE 1.5) for Florida Keys], consistent with the original hypothesis, Curacao populations showed negligible recovery in terms of live tissue abundance (-2%) and have declined in number of colonies, whereas the Florida Keys population showed a slight, but significant increase in live tissue (13%) over the surveyed recovery period (from 7 to 31 mo post-disturbance).

Purpose:

To compare the recovery of Acropora Palmata from the effects of acute topical storm disturbances in Curacao and the Florida Keys.

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TY - ABST

AU - Bright, Allan J

AU - Williams, Dana E

AU - Kramer, K Lindsey

AU - Miller, Margaret W

TI - Recovery of <i>Acropora Palmata</i> in Curacao: a Comparison with the Florida Keys

JO - Bulletin of Marine Science

PY - 2013-07-01T00:00:00///

VL - 89

IS - 3

SP - 747

EP - 757

N2 - Demographic monitoring of fixed plots of <i>Acropora palmata</i> (Lamarck, 1816) in Curacao and the Florida Keys before and after acute tropical storm disturbance allowed for a comparison of recovery processes. The Curacao population was characterized by greater colony

size, live tissue abundance, and genotypic richness than the Florida Keys population, and hence was hypothesized to display a faster rate of recovery. However, after each population lost approximately half of its live tissue as a result of disturbance, magnitude of recovery differed significantly

between regions, but was inconsistent with this hypothesis. Despite high post-disturbance asexual recruitment of fragments in Curacao [12.1 (SE 4.9) recruits/plot compared to 4.6 (SE 1.5) for Florida Keys], consistent with the original hypothesis, Curacao populations showed negligible

recovery in terms of live tissue abundance (&#8211;2%) and have declined in number of colonies, whereas the Florida Keys population showed a slight, but significant increase in live tissue (13%) over the surveyed recovery period (from 7 to 31 mo post-disturbance).

UR - http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/2013/00000089/00000003/art00008

M3 - doi:10.5343/bms.2012.1029

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/bms.2012.1029

ER -

Supplemental Information:

Authors: Bright, Allan J; Williams, Dana E; Kramer, K Lindsey; Miller, Margaret W

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 89, Number 3, July 2013, pp. 747-757(11)

Accession Number: WOS:00032308620

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None Acropora palmata
None coral recovery
None Demographic monitoring
None tropical storm disturbance

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None curacao
None florida keys

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Catalog Item ID: 22547
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Metadata Record Created: 2014-11-12 15:34+0000
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