Dataset: MEPS 2015: linear extension
Deployment: MCR_Edmunds

Linear growth of individual Montipora and Porites corals competing for space in Moorea and Okinawa, MEPS, 2015
Principal Investigator: 
Peter J. Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Robert Carpenter (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Nicolas R. Evensen (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Version Date: 

Two laboratory experiments were completed using Porites lutea and Montipora aequituberculata from back and fringing reef habitats. First, in Moorea, French Polynesia, we evaluated the efficacy of linear extension as a dependent variable characterizing the response of corals in competitive encounters, as well as a means to test for an effect of elevated pCO2 on linear extension. Second, at Sesoko Island, Okinawa, we applied the techniques developed in Moorea to test the effects of elevated pCO2 on the ability of corals to compete with one another for space.

Related Reference:
Evensen, Nicolas R., Peter J. Edmunds, Kazuhiko Sakai. Effects of pCO2 on spatial competition between the corals Montipora aequituberculata and Porites lutea. MEPS 541:123-134 (2015) doi:10.3354/meps11512.

Related Datasets:
MEPS 2015: chemistry
MEPS 2015: field survey

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