[Coral-List] Effect of fragmentation and mechanical injuries over coral fecundity
adrihumanes at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 20 11:45:41 EDT 2011
I'm looking for examples of the effect of fragmentation and mechanical injuries
over coral fecundity. Does anyone knows studies about this besides
Szmant-Froelich 1985, Smith & Huges 1999?. I am also interested on estimations
of larvae migration of brooding corals and self-recruitment, specially for
Agaricia agaricites (Carlon & Olson 1993, Jones et al. 2009). Any help will be
appreciated. Thanks and happy Easter!
Carlon, D. & Olson, R. 1993. Larval dispersal distance as an explanation for
adult spatial pattern in two Caribbean reef corals. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.,
Jones, G.; Almany, G.; Russ, G.; Sale, P.; Steneck, R.; van Oppen, M.& Willis,
B. 2009. Larval retention and connectivity among populations of corals and reef
fishes: history, advances and challenges. Coral Reefs 28: 307–325.
Smith , L. & Hughes, T. 1999. An experimental assessment of survival,
re-attachment and fecundity of coral fragments. Journal of Experimental Marine
Biology and Ecology, 235: 147–164.
Szmant-Froelich, A. 1985. The effect of colony size on the reproductive ability
of the Caribbean coral Montastrea annularis (Ellis and Solander). Proceedings of
the 5th International Coral Reef Congress, Tahiti 4: 295-300.
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