[Coral-List] Identification of juvenile scleractinian Corals: synthesys grant

Hoeksema, B.W. Hoeksema at naturalis.nl
Thu Jun 21 03:20:44 EDT 2007

Dear Alex and other coral-listers,

Identification of juvenile corals may be a specialist's job. Perhaps it helps to train yourself by using reference collections, like those in natural history museums. If you apply for a EU synthesys grant, this may help you to visit the Leiden museum, which has a large collection of Indonesian corals.


Good luck !


Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema
Head, Department of Zoology / Marine Research
National Museum of Natural History Naturalis
Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR  Leiden
P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel. +31.71.5687631
Fax +31.71.5687666
E-mail: Hoeksema at naturalis.nnm.nl


Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 23:16:25 +0100
From: Alex Boughton <abough at essex.ac.uk>
Subject: [Coral-List] Identification of juvenile scleractinian Corals
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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Dear All,
I will soon be going out to Indonesia to undertake some research for  
my dissertation project.  I will specifically be looking at the  
factors that influence the recruitment and survival of scleractinian  
corals within the reef systems.  I am hoping to be able to identify  
the juveniles present to genus level, however I have been told that  
this can be challenging and I am struggling to find literature that  
can help with identification, i have reviewed Baird and Babcock 2000  
as a staring point however I was wondering if any one knew of any  
papers with useful identification information or specific keys to  


Alex Boughton
abough at essex.ac.uk

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