[Coral-List] sponge bioerosion

Laura Núnez Pons lauguau at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 06:48:23 EDT 2017

Hi Dennis,

Maybe this can help:

Best and good luck!


2017-06-06 21:34 GMT+02:00 Dennis Hubbard <dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu>:

> Hi all:
> I am trying to relocate a paper that came across my desk in the past few
> months. It relates to using either total surface-sponge cover or the number
> of papillae per unit area as a proxy for internal bioerosion *rate*. I
> believe it was a follow-up on work reported in Chris Perry's ReefBudget
> protocol, but he is in the field right now and unavailable.
> Liz Whitcher and I completed a study a few years back where we used past
> video transects to pinpoint the time of death for specific corals to within
> 2 months. As a result, we were able to compute infaunal bioerosion rates
> without using the usual tile deployments. We still have the samples in the
> lab and photographed each dead colony before (in situ) and immediately
> after sampling (on the boat). I have a student who would like to compare
> surficial information to Liz' bioerosion rates to see how close they are to
> other recent data. If anyone can refresh my failing memory regarding the
> recent papers that specifically compare surficial information to internal
> bioerosion, I'd be very appreciative.
> Best,
> Dennis
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