Dataset: lionfish density dependence
Deployment: LSI_Reef_Surveys_09-12

Experiment testing for density dependence in lionfish growth, immigration, recruitement, and loss.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Mark Hixon (Oregon State University, OSU)
Cassandra E. Benkwitt (Oregon State University, OSU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
20 June 2013
Version Date: 

A field experiment was conducted on artificial patch reefs to test for presence of density dependence in invasive red lionfish (Pterois volitans) recruitment, immigration, loss, and growth (in mass and length). See also: list of lionfish recruits and immigrants (PDF) that appeared on the study reefs during the experiment.

Related Publications:
Benkwitt, C.E. 2013. Density-dependent growth in invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans). Plos ONE 8(6): e66995. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066995

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