Processes and patterns in larval settlement of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris)

Doll, Peter C. (2023) Processes and patterns in larval settlement of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris). PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Peter Doll investigated larval settlement in the crown-of-thorns starfish. He demonstrated that settlement cues associated with particular algae may govern its recruitment success. His findings highlight the ecological importance of this complex life-history transition and inform management efforts to mitigate the detrimental impact of this coral predator on reef ecosystems.

Item ID: 82330
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: larval settlement, crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster cf. solaris
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2023 Peter C. Doll
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Four 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] Doll, Peter C., Caballes, Ciemon F., Hoey, Andrew S., Uthicke, Sven, Ling, Scott D., and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2022) Larval settlement in echinoderms: a review of processes and patterns. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 60. pp. 433-494.

[Chapter 3] Doll, Peter C., Uthicke, Sven, Caballes, Ciemon F., Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Abdul Wahab, Muhammad A., Jeong, So Young, Lang, Bethan J., and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2023) Settlement cue selectivity by larvae of the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish. Biology Letters, 19 (1). 20220399.

[Chapter 4] Doll, Peter C., Uthicke, Sven, Caballes, Ciemon F., Patel, Frances, Gomez Cabrera, Maria del C., Lang, Bethan J., and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2023) Induction of larval settlement in crown-of-thorns starfish is not mediated by conspecific cues. Scientific Reports, 13. 17119.

[Chapter 5] Doll, Peter C., Messmer, Vanessa, Uthicke, Sven, Doyle, Jason R., Caballes, Ciemon F., and Pratchett, Morgan S. (2021) DNA-based detection and patterns of larval settlement of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns sea star (Acanthaster sp.). Biological Bulletin, 241 (3). pp. 271-285.

Date Deposited: 15 May 2024 00:48
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 80%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310301 Behavioural ecology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 25%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180503 Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments @ 25%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 50%
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