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Summary

Short Citation
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Database of Grazing Metrics for Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65072.
Full Citation Examples

DOI: 10.25921/ymn7-0m52

Abstract

The database described here consists of foraging metrics of herbivorous fishes (bite rate, bite area, bite volume, proportion of bites that leave grazing scars) extracted from relevant publications. All data were already publicly available either in the form of information reported in a publication or data were shared publicly via data repositories. Observations included in the database took place in tropical waters excluding locations in the Atlantic Ocean. Focal fish species were herbivores that are found in the nearshore waters of the United States Pacific Islands. The database also includes the body length of every fish, and information about sea surface temperate, time of day, and depth as available per measured bite rate.

This referential tool compiles and standardizes grazing metrics across various studies of herbivorous fishes, as well as integrates sea surface temperature from satellite data for each study. The publication associated with this dataset can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4791

Distribution Information

  • CSV - Comma Separated Values (Text)

    This database consists of measurements of feeding variables of herbivorous fish and corresponding metadata that have been extracted from publications.

    https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

Please cite NOAA Fisheries, Ecosystem Science Division (ESD) when using the data.

Example:

Ecosystem Science Division; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65072.

Controlled Theme Keywords

ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR, biota, CORAL REEF, FISH, HERBIVORY, oceans

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Tye Kindinger
tye.kindinger@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact
Lori H Luers
lori.luers@noaa.gov

Extents

Geographic Area 1

34.7333333° W, -149.822307° E, 29.6° N, -23.4397222° S

Range of datasets included in this resource

Time Frame 1
1985-09 - 2019

Range for which data was collected to develop the database of grazing metrics for herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific.

Item Identification

Title: Database of Grazing Metrics for Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific
Short Name: Fish grazing metrics
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2022-07
Revision Date: 2023-08-11
Abstract:

The database described here consists of foraging metrics of herbivorous fishes (bite rate, bite area, bite volume, proportion of bites that leave grazing scars) extracted from relevant publications. All data were already publicly available either in the form of information reported in a publication or data were shared publicly via data repositories. Observations included in the database took place in tropical waters excluding locations in the Atlantic Ocean. Focal fish species were herbivores that are found in the nearshore waters of the United States Pacific Islands. The database also includes the body length of every fish, and information about sea surface temperate, time of day, and depth as available per measured bite rate.

This referential tool compiles and standardizes grazing metrics across various studies of herbivorous fishes, as well as integrates sea surface temperature from satellite data for each study. The publication associated with this dataset can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4791

Purpose:

Global synthesis of information currently available about fish foraging metrics of Pacific species that inform herbivory and bioerosion on nearshore shallow reefs.

Other Citation Details:

Kindinger, Tye L., Thomas C. Adam, Julia K. Baum, Sean A. Dimoff, Andrew S. Hoey, and Ivor D. Williams. 2024. “ Herbivory through the Lens of Ecological Processes across Pacific Coral Reefs.” Ecosphere 15(2): e4791. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4791

Supplemental Information:

Additional data used in the synthesis that were provided by owners that are not included in this database was due to not having direct ownership of those data nor permission from the owners to share those data.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.25921/ymn7-0m52
DOI Registration Authority: NOAA

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > HERBIVORY
ISO 19115 Topic Category
biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Herbivory
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Behavior
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH - CORAL REEF
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH SPECIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LATITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LONGITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - ORGANISM LENGTH
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WATER DEPTH - AVERAGE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WATER TEMPERATURE
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS satellite data
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual estimate
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division
None Ecosystem Sciences Division
None ESD
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Indian Ocean
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Coral Sea
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Ocean

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The observation data (.csv) includes metadata about the data source and location of collection. Observations of bite rates also include corresponding sea surface temperature (from satellite data), depth, and time of day when such information was provided by a data source.

Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Ecosystem Sciences Division and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Support Roles

Data Set Credit

CC ID: 1178593
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: https://coralreef.noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 1076113
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kindinger, Tye
Email Address: tye.kindinger@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 1178592
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1076115
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Luers, Lori H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: lori.luers@noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 1076110
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1076112
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kindinger, Tye
Email Address: tye.kindinger@noaa.gov

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Extent of datasets compiled in the database.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1178785
W° Bound: 34.7333333
E° Bound: -149.822307
N° Bound: 29.6
S° Bound: -23.4397222
Description

Range of datasets included in this resource

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1178786
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1985-09
End: 2019
Description:

Range for which data was collected to develop the database of grazing metrics for herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Policy:

NOAA Ecosystem Science Division (ESD) Data Sharing Recommendations, version 9.0 updated August 12, 2015:

ESD welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on research issues contributing to the scientific basis for better management of marine ecosystems. ESD has a very diverse set of field activities that generates large volumes of data using an array of data collection protocols.

The following recommendations are for your consideration as you use this data:

1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with ESD principal investigators.

2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by ESD, proper acknowledgement of both ESD and the individuals responsible for data collection is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below.

3) If you collect or generate data for the same study areas, ESD requests that you share relevant information on complimentary data collections.

4) Those receiving data are strongly urged to inform the ESD Data Management Team of any errors and discrepancies that are discovered during the course of using these data. They are further urged to bring to the attention of the Team all problems and difficulties encountered in using these data. This information is necessary in order to improve the collections and to facilitate more efficient and economical data processing and retrieval. The users are asked to supply copies of any missing data that may be located, and to provide information as to significant subsets and special aggregations of data that are developed in using the material provided.

Example citation:

"This publication makes use of data products provided by the Ecosystem Science Division (ESD), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). The analysis and interpretations presented here are solely that of the current authors.”

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite NOAA Fisheries, Ecosystem Science Division (ESD) when using the data.

Example:

Ecosystem Science Division; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65072.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1076116
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0259399
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2022 - Present)
File Name: ESD_GrazMet_Data_2023.csv
Description:

This database consists of measurements of feeding variables of herbivorous fish and corresponding metadata that have been extracted from publications.

https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52

File Type (Deprecated): csv (comma-separated values)
Distribution Format: CSV - Comma Separated Values (Text)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1076117
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/pacific-islands#science
Name: NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region - Science Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 1178663
URL: https://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Name: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 1178664
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pacific-islands/climate/climate-change-time-series-research-videos
Name: Time Series Tuesdays: The Role of Herbivores in Promoting Reef Persistence
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Feature video about the synthesis of grazing metrics by herbivorous fishes and applications for informing management.

URL 4

CC ID: 1178665
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/better-chance-resilience-using-hungry-fish-conserve-coral-reefs
Name: A Better Chance for Resilience: Using Hungry Fish to Conserve Coral Reefs
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Feature story about the synthesis of grazing metrics by herbivorous fishes and applications for informing management.

URL 5

CC ID: 1326735
URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4791
Name: Herbivory through the lens of ecological processes across Pacific coral reefs
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Publication associated with this dataset

Technical Environment

Description:

Observations are available in a csv file, and were collected from publicly available data online or through data repositories. DataThief III Software was used to extract values as needed from figures in publications.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Accuracy of individual sources of observations may be traced back to the original publications and authors.

Completeness Report:

See Kindinger et al. XXXX

Conceptual Consistency:

See Kindinger et al. XXXX

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

See Kindinger et al. XXXX.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NOAA IRC and NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Compilation of measures of bite rate, bite size, and proportion of bites that leave scars of herbivorous fishes with corresponding information about fish body length and various covariates from data sourced from scientific publications and technical reports, public fish database, and satellite data.

Sources

Froese, R., and D. Pauly, editors. 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication

CC ID: 1076122
Citation URL: https://www.fishbase.org
Citation URL Name: FishBase

NOAA Coral Reef Watch. 2021. SST and SST Anomaly, NOAA Global Coral Bleaching Monitoring, 5km, V.3.1, Monthly, 1985-Present. (Jan. 01, 1985-Dec. 31, 2019). NOAA Coral Reef Watch, College Park, Maryland, USA

CC ID: 1178594
Citation URL: https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/NOAA_DHW_monthly.html
Citation URL Name: NOAA Coral Reef Watch

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1178666
Description:

All data were already publicly available either in the form of information reported in a publication or data were shared publicly via data repositories. Information from relevant publications were extracted from tables, data repositories, or figures using DataThief III software for manual extraction from figures as needed.

Process Contact: Kindinger, Tye
Email Address: tye.kindinger@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1178669
Description:

Information about maximum body lengths and length-conversion metrics per fish species were from the public database, Fishbase (Froese and Pauly 2021).

Source: Froese, R., and D. Pauly, editors. 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1178670
Description:

The mean monthly sea-surface temperature of the location of each observed bite rate was calculated using the following satellite data layer: SST and SST Anomaly, NOAA Global Coral Bleaching Monitoring, 5 km, V.3.1, Monthly (NOAA Coral Reef Watch 2021).

Source: NOAA Coral Reef Watch. 2021. SST and SST Anomaly, NOAA Global Coral Bleaching Monitoring, 5km, V.3.1, Monthly, 1985-Present. (Jan. 01, 1985-Dec. 31, 2019). NOAA Coral Reef Watch, College Park, Maryland, USA

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Platforms

Platform Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes: Data Dictionary

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65072
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65072
Metadata Record Created By: Brooke Olenski
Metadata Record Created: 2021-07-26 22:23+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lori H Luers
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-02-27 23:27+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-08-21
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-10-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-10-01