The effect of habitat degradation on parasitism of coral reef fishes

Motson, Katie (2021) The effect of habitat degradation on parasitism of coral reef fishes. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Katie Motson studied the change in fish parasite communities between healthy and degraded coral reef habitats. She found that fish in degraded coral reef habitats faced higher levels of external parasite infection. Increases in parasitism add to the sub-lethal stressors of habitat degradation faced by coral reef organisms.

Item ID: 75351
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef, coral reefs, coral reef substrata, coral reef fishes, reef habitats, reef degradation, habitat degradation, parasites, parasite communities, parasitism
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Katie Motson.
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 06:01
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310703 Microbial ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180503 Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments @ 100%
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