Dataset: artificial and transplant reef census
Deployment: LSI_Reef_Surveys_09-12

2010 census data at artificial and transplant reefs at Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Mark Hixon (Oregon State University, OSU)
Timothy J Pusack (Oregon State University, OSU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
29 May 2013
Version Date: 

The investigators examined the interactions between invasive lionfish and native Nassau grouper using both a manipulative field study and a controlled lab experiment. This dataset, resulting from the field study, contains counts of small reef fishes (< 50 mm) on the artificial and transplant reefs where the abundances of Nassau grouper were controlled.

Related Datasets from sub-project "Interactions between native Nassau grouper and invasive lionfish":
lionfish growth
grouper-lionfish refuge competition expt

Related Publications:
Pusack, TJ. Submitted. Evidence of bioltic resistance: native Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) mitigate predator effects of invasive Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Atlantic coral reefs. Ecological Applications.

Raymond WW, MA Albins, and TJ Pusack. In Review. Shelter competition between invasive Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans) and native Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

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