The influence of extreme climate events on models of coral colony recruitment and survival in the Caribbean

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293928
Title:
The influence of extreme climate events on models of coral colony recruitment and survival in the Caribbean
Authors:
Crabbe, M. James C.
Abstract:
Knowledge of coral recruitment patterns helps us understand how reefs react following major disturbances and provides us with an early warning system for predicting future reef health problems. We have reconstructed and interpreted historical and modern-day recruitment patterns, using growth modeling, in order to understand how hurricanes, storms and bleaching events have influenced coral recruitment in the Caribbean. The results indicate that regional hurricane events negatively impact coral recruitment patterns in the Caribbean, from the south in Tobago to more northerly areas in Belize and Jamaica. However, despite multiple large-scale disturbances, corals are still recruiting to marginal reef systems, and to the Mesoamerican Barrier reef off the coast of Belize. While recruitment and initial growth since the Caribbean-wide bleaching event of 2005 has been successful for Colpophylia natans at the sites studied in North Jamaica, medium and large sized colonies of this species have decreased in numbers since the bleaching event at most sites, except where the rugosity is highest, at Dairy Bull reef.
Citation:
Crabbe, M.J.C. (2012) 'The Influence of Extreme Climate Events on Models of Coral Colony Recruitment and Survival in the Caribbean', American Journal of Climate Change, 01(01),pp.33-40
Publisher:
Scientific Research Publishing
Journal:
American Journal of Climate Change
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/293928
DOI:
10.4236/ajcc.2012.11003
Additional Links:
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ajcc.2012.11003
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2167-9495; 2167-9509
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Monitoring Research Group

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrabbe, M. James C.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-13T15:34:43Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-13T15:34:43Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationCrabbe, M.J.C. (2012) 'The Influence of Extreme Climate Events on Models of Coral Colony Recruitment and Survival in the Caribbean', American Journal of Climate Change, 01(01),pp.33-40en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2167-9495-
dc.identifier.issn2167-9509-
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/ajcc.2012.11003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/293928-
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of coral recruitment patterns helps us understand how reefs react following major disturbances and provides us with an early warning system for predicting future reef health problems. We have reconstructed and interpreted historical and modern-day recruitment patterns, using growth modeling, in order to understand how hurricanes, storms and bleaching events have influenced coral recruitment in the Caribbean. The results indicate that regional hurricane events negatively impact coral recruitment patterns in the Caribbean, from the south in Tobago to more northerly areas in Belize and Jamaica. However, despite multiple large-scale disturbances, corals are still recruiting to marginal reef systems, and to the Mesoamerican Barrier reef off the coast of Belize. While recruitment and initial growth since the Caribbean-wide bleaching event of 2005 has been successful for Colpophylia natans at the sites studied in North Jamaica, medium and large sized colonies of this species have decreased in numbers since the bleaching event at most sites, except where the rugosity is highest, at Dairy Bull reef.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishingen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperDownload.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ajcc.2012.11003en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to American Journal of Climate Changeen_GB
dc.subjectdemographicsen_GB
dc.subjecttropical stormsen_GB
dc.subjectclimate changeen_GB
dc.subjectglobal warmingen_GB
dc.subjectcoral growthen_GB
dc.titleThe influence of extreme climate events on models of coral colony recruitment and survival in the Caribbeanen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmerican Journal of Climate Changeen_GB
This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Creative Commons
All Items in UOBREP are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.