The functioning of future coral reefs: fishes, sediments and productivity

Tebbett, Sterling Bryn (2022) The functioning of future coral reefs: fishes, sediments and productivity. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Sterling Tebbett explored the capacity of future coral reefs to sustain critical ecosystem functions. His research suggests that many future reefs will be typified by algal turfs, and that interactions between sediments, fishes and productivity on such reefs are important. Managing these interactions may help sustain the functioning of reefs.

Item ID: 75673
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Acropora, Algae, Algal turf, Anthropocene coral reefs, Climate change, Coral bleaching, Coral community, Coral recovery, Coral reefs, Coral regeneration, Cumulative stressors, Ecosystem function, Ecosystem management, Ecosystem process, Epilithic algal matrix, Fish, Herbivory, Photogrammetry, Productivity, Reassembly, Recruitment, Resilience, Sediment, Structural complexity
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Sterling Bryn Tebbett.
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Seven publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 3: Tebbett, Sterling B., Morais, Juliano, and Bellwood, David R. (2022) Spatial patchiness in change, recruitment, and recovery on coral reefs at Lizard Island following consecutive bleaching events. Marine Environmental Research, 173. 105537.

Chapter 4: Tebbett, Sterling B., and Bellwood, David R. (2019) Algal turf sediments on coral reefs: what's known and what's next. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 149. 110542.

Chapter 5: Tebbett, Sterling B., Streit, Robert P., and Bellwood, David R. (2020) A 3D perspective on sediment accumulation in algal turfs: implications of coral reef flattening. Journal of Ecology, 108 (1). pp. 70-80.

Chapter 6: Tebbett, Sterling B., and Bellwood, David R. (2020) Sediments ratchet-down coral reef algal turf productivity. Science of the Total Environment, 713. 136709.

Chapter 7: Tebbett, Sterling B., and Bellwood, David R. (2021) Algal turf productivity on coral reefs: a meta-analysis. Marine Environmental Research, 168. 105311.

Chapter 8: Tebbett, Sterling B., Morais, Renato A., Goatley, Christopher, and Bellwood, David R. (2021) Collapsing ecosystem functions on an inshore coral reef. Journal of Environmental Management, 289. 112471.

Chapter 9: Tebbett, Sterling B., Goatley, Christopher H. R., Streit, Robert P., and Bellwood, David R. (2020) Algal turf sediments limit the spatial extent of function delivery on coral reefs. Science of the Total Environment, 734. 139422.

Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2022 01:36
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring @ 30%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1905 Understanding climate change > 190504 Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180505 Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition @ 50%
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