Using coral reefs as a model system, here we compare how different survey methods likely captures different taxa. Thus multiple targeted assays can be used to provide the greatest estimates of metazoan and macroalgal richness.
The four-year Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative is part of an effort to improve our understanding of deep-sea coral communities and aid resource managers in developing and evaluating management options for these valuable habitats.
As threats to coral reefs grow, monitoring changes provides key information about ecosystem function and resilience of reefs. We compare data generated from in-water surveys to SfM-derived metrics to validate the transition between two methods.
Using a global analysis of 223 sites, we show that local stressors paired with climate change kills corals. We offer the optimistic premise that effective local management, alongside global efforts to mitigate climate change, can help coral reefs.
To test the effects of relevant nutrient enrichment on coral growth and filters, we conducted a 5‐week experiment on two Hawaiian coral species with results highlighting how life history traits modify species response to environmental change.
A study investigating the phytoplankton biomass near island and atoll reef ecosystems (termed IME) at Rangiroa Atoll. By studying IME we can better understand changes caused by a warming climate and changing environmental conditions for marine ecosystems.