Functional roles of reef sharks on the Great Barrier Reef

Bierwagen, Stacy L. (2019) Functional roles of reef sharks on the Great Barrier Reef. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Stacy Bierwagen studied how reef sharks utilise and influence coral reef ecosystems. She found that reef shark populations are stable and have distinct food web links and prey compared to other predatory fishes on the Great Barrier Reef. This information benefits the understanding of reef shark roles on coral reefs.

Item ID: 64966
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: reef sharks, Great Barrier Reef, coral reef ecosystems, ecological roles, predatory fishes, food webs, dietary relationships, abundance, spatial distribution, trophodynamic studies, grey reef sharks
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Copyright Information: © 2019 Stacy L. Bierwagen.
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Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

[Chapter 2] Bierwagen, Stacy L., Heupel, Michelle R., Chin, Andrew, and Simpfendorfer, Colin A. (2018) Trophodynamics as a tool for understanding coral reef ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5.

[Chapter 3] Bierwagen, Stacy L., Emslie, Michael J., Heupel, Michelle R., Chin, Andrew, and Simpfendorfer, Colin A. (2018) Reef-scale variability in fish and coral assemblages on the central Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology, 165. 144.

[Chapter 4] Bierwagen, Stacy L., Pethybridge, Heidi, Heupel, Michelle R., Chin, Andrew, and Simpfendorfer, Colin A. (2019) Trophic niches determined from fatty acid profiles of sympatric coral reef mesopredators. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 632. pp. 159-174.

Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 04:03
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969902 Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. Climate Related) @ 50%
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