Gorgonian spatial distributions, ecological interactions with fish assemblages and responses to their decline in health

Panero, Marta (2022) Gorgonian spatial distributions, ecological interactions with fish assemblages and responses to their decline in health. Masters (Research) thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Marta Panero studied spatial patterns of gorgonians and their ecological associations with fish assemblages and the effect of declining health of gorgonians on fish. She found that gorgonians are more abundant in deeper areas and that they are important ecosystem engineers sustaining large fish communities. Their loss can have a profound impact on associated fishes.

Item ID: 76883
Item Type: Thesis (Masters (Research))
Keywords: Alcyonacea, Ecosystem Engineers, Current, Depth, Benthic Substrata, Community Ecology, Growth forms, Habitat association, Reef fish, Complexity, Marine Fish, Degradation, Anthropogenic Stressors, Great Barrier Reef
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Marta Panero.
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 23:21
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310302 Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) @ 35%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 50%
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