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The impact of individual and combined abiotic factors on daily otolith growth in a coral reef fish

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dc.contributor National Oceanic Atmospheric Admin (noaa) - Usa
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Arc Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor Coll Sci Technol & Engn
dc.contributor Noaa Fisheries
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor.author WHINNEY, JAMES
dc.contributor.author WENGER, AMELIA S.
dc.contributor.author TAYLOR, BRETT
dc.contributor.author KROON, FREDERIEKE
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:06:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T04:46:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T04:46:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-20T00:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-05T04:46:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:06:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:06:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-20T00:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-28
dc.identifier.citation Wenger AS, Whinney J, Taylor B, Kroon F (2016) The impact of individual and combined abiotic factors on daily otolith growth in a coral reef fish. Scientific Reports 6: 28875 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/12803
dc.description.abstract Coral reefs are increasingly subjected to both local and global stressors, however, there is limited information on how reef organisms respond to their combined effects under natural conditions. This field study examined the growth response of the damselfish Neopomacentrus bankieri to the individual and combined effects of multiple abiotic factors. Turbidity, temperature, tidal movement, and wave action were recorded every 10 minutes for four months, after which the daily otolith growth of N. bankieri was aligned with corresponding abiotic conditions. Temperature was the only significant driver of daily otolith increment width, with increasing temperatures resulting in decreasing width. Although tidal movement was not a significant driver of increment width by itself, the combined effect of tidal movement and temperature had a greater negative effect on growth than temperature alone. Our results indicate that temperature can drive changes in growth even at very fine scales, and demonstrate that the cumulative impact of abiotic factors can be substantially greater than individual effects. As abiotic factors continue to change in intensity and duration, the combined impacts of them will become increasingly important drivers of physiological and ecological change.
dc.description.sponsorship All collections were approved by the James Cook University Animal Ethics Committee, approval number A1932. This study was funded by a CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Fellowship award to A.S.W. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship All collections were approved by the James Cook University Animal Ethics Committee, approval number A1932. This study was funded by a CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Fellowship award to A.S.W. The authors thank K.B., A.G., A.H., T.H., C.M. and T.S. for field assistance and J.O. for statistical advice. The authors are grateful to P.R., who lent his nephelometers to us.
dc.description.uri http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28875 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nature Publishing (OPEN) en_US
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dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Australia *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ *
dc.subject Marine Fish
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.subject Temperature
dc.subject Ecosystems
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject Increments
dc.subject Damselfish
dc.subject Stressors
dc.subject Settlement-marks
dc.subject Resilience
dc.subject Patterns
dc.subject Climate-change
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Sciences
dc.subject Science & Technology - Other Topics
dc.title The impact of individual and combined abiotic factors on daily otolith growth in a coral reef fish
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/srep28875
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000378733900001


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