Global warming and coral reefs: modelling the effect of temperature on Acropora Palmata colony growth

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293925
Title:
Global warming and coral reefs: modelling the effect of temperature on Acropora Palmata colony growth
Authors:
Crabbe, M. James C.
Abstract:
Data on colony growth of the branching coral Acropora palmata from fringing reefs off Discovery Bay on the north coast of Jamaica have been obtained over the period 2002-2007 using underwater photography and image analysis by both SCUBA and remotely using an ROV incorporating twin lasers. Growth modelling shows that while logarithmic growth is an approximate model for growth, a 3:3 rational polynomial function provides a significantly better fit to growth data for this coral species. Over the period 2002-2007, involving several cycles of sea surface temperature (SST) change, the rate of growth of A. palmata was largely proportional to rate of change of SST, with R(2)=0.935. These results have implications for the influence of global warming and climate change on coral reef ecosystems.
Citation:
Crabbe, M.J.C. (2007) 'Global warming and coral reefs: modelling the effect of temperature on Acropora Palmata colony growth', Computational Biology and Chemistry, 31(4), pp.294-297
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Computational Biology and Chemistry
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293925
DOI:
10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2007.05.001
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17631417
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14769271
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Monitoring Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorCrabbe, M. James C.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-13T14:12:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-13T14:12:22Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationCrabbe, M.J.C. (2007) 'Global warming and coral reefs: modelling the effect of temperature on Acropora Palmata colony growth', Computational Biology and Chemistry, 31(4), pp.294-297en_GB
dc.identifier.issn14769271-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2007.05.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/293925-
dc.description.abstractData on colony growth of the branching coral Acropora palmata from fringing reefs off Discovery Bay on the north coast of Jamaica have been obtained over the period 2002-2007 using underwater photography and image analysis by both SCUBA and remotely using an ROV incorporating twin lasers. Growth modelling shows that while logarithmic growth is an approximate model for growth, a 3:3 rational polynomial function provides a significantly better fit to growth data for this coral species. Over the period 2002-2007, involving several cycles of sea surface temperature (SST) change, the rate of growth of A. palmata was largely proportional to rate of change of SST, with R(2)=0.935. These results have implications for the influence of global warming and climate change on coral reef ecosystems.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17631417en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Computational Biology and Chemistryen_GB
dc.subjectclimate changeen_GB
dc.subjectsubmersibleen_GB
dc.subjectcoral growthen_GB
dc.titleGlobal warming and coral reefs: modelling the effect of temperature on Acropora Palmata colony growthen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalComputational Biology and Chemistryen_GB
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