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dc.contributor.author Kenyon, Jean C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vroom, Peter S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Page, Kimberly N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dunlap, Matthew J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Casey B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Aeby, Greta S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-08T22:00:35Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-05-08T22:00:35Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kenyon JC, Vroom PS, Page KN, Dunlap MJ, Wilkinson CB, Aeby GS. Community Structure of Hermatypic Corals at French Frigate Shoals,Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Capacity for Resistance and Resilience to Selective Stressors. Pac Sci 60(2): 153-175. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22557 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Georeferenced towed-diver surveys covering more than 100,000 m2 of benthic habitat and site specific surveys at 30 sites during 2000–2002 determined distribution and abundance of scleractinian corals at French Frigate Shoals (FFS), Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Percentage cover of corals was quantified by genus or species in forereef, backreef, and lagoon habitats and at La Perouse Pinnacles using three complementary methods: towed-diver surveys, video transects, and photoquadrats. Habitat-specific colony density and size-class distributions from measurements made within belt transects at fixed sites indicated that three coral genera, Porites, Pocillopora, and Acropora, accounted for more than 93% of total coral cover throughout the atoll, and their relative percentage cover, densities, and size distributions varied according to habitat and geographic location within the atoll. These descriptive data, which provide the most comprehensive overview yet of the scleractinian coral community at FFS, were used to assess the coral reefs’ potential for resistance and resilience to selective stressors including bleaching, disease, and Acanthaster outbreaks. They also serve as a baseline for an ecosystem-based, long-term monitoring program with an objective of linking coral community change to other biological and physical factors. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 60, no.2 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Community Structure of Hermatypic Corals at French Frigate Shoals,Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Capacity for Resistance and Resilience to Selective Stressors. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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