Spatial and temporal variation in the demography of early-stage juvenile Pacific crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) from Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Wilmes, Jennifer Christina (2020) Spatial and temporal variation in the demography of early-stage juvenile Pacific crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) from Australia's Great Barrier Reef. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Jennifer Wilmes studied early-stage juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. She found that this life stage occurs frequently in shallow waters of exposed reef environments where coral rubble is abundant, and that variation in early development can greatly influence population dynamics of crown-of-thorns starfish, and their impacts on coral reefs.

Item ID: 67743
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef, GBR, Pacific crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster cf. solaris, demography, population dynamics, early juvenile growth phase
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Jennifer Christina Wilmes.
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Five publications relating to this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 1: Wilmes, Jennifer C., Caballes, Ciemon F., Cowan, Zara-Louise, Hoey, Andrew S., Lang, Bethan, Messmer, Vanessa, and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2018) Contributions of pre- versus post-settlement processes to fluctuating abundance of crown-of-thorns starfishes ( Acanthaster spp.). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 135. pp. 332-345.

Chapter 2: Wilmes, Jennifer C., Shultz, Daniel J., Hoey, Andrew S., Messmer, Vanessa, and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2020) Habitat associations of settlement-stage crown-of-thorns starfish on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 39. pp. 1163-1174.

Chapter 3: Wilmes, Jennifer, Matthews, Samuel, Schultz, Daniel, Messmer, Vanessa, Hoey, Andrew, and Pratchett, Morgan (2017) Modelling growth of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9 (1). 1. pp. 1-11.

Chapter 4: Wilmes, Jennifer C., Hoey, Andrew S., and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2020) Contrasting size and fate of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish linked to ontogenetic diet shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, 287 (1931). 20201052.

Chapter 5: Wilmes, Jennifer C., Hoey, Andrew S., Messmer, Vanessa, and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2019) Incidence and severity of injuries among juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 38 (6). pp. 1187-1195.

Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 04:27
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 70%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180503 Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 50%
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