[Coral-List] Effect of fragmentation and mechanical injuries over coral fecundity

AdRiAnA HuMaNeS adrihumanes at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 20 11:45:41 EDT 2011

  Drea Listers:

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! 

Adriana Humanes
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., 
173: 247-263.
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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