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Determining background levels and defining outbreaks of crustose coralline algae disease on the Great Barrier Reef

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor.author SWEATMAN, H. P. A.
dc.contributor.author MILLER, I. R.
dc.contributor.author LOGAN, M.
dc.contributor.author JOHNS, K. A.
dc.contributor.author JONKER, M. J.
dc.contributor.author OSBORNE, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-15T02:31:34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:30:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-15T02:31:34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T01:05:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:30:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:30:37Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-15T02:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T01:05:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Miller IR, Logan M, Johns KA, Jonker MJ, Osborne K, Sweatman HPA (2013) Determining background levels and defining outbreaks of crustose coralline algae disease on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine and Freshwater Research 64(11): 1022-1028 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1323-1650
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/9700
dc.description.abstract Crustose coralline algae (CCA) play a vital role in coral-reef ecosystems and, like other marine organisms, they are vulnerable to disease. Between 2006 and 2011, incidence of two types of CCA disease was systematically recorded over a large portion of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The two CCA diseases that were recorded, coralline lethal orange disease and coralline white-band syndrome, were ubiquitous on the GBR, but generally at low levels comparable to those found on reefs in other parts of the Indo-Pacific. The present broad-scale study of the distribution and abundance of CCA disease on the GBR provides information on background levels of these diseases and allows regional thresholds for outbreaks to be defined. This will allow managers and researchers to focus attention on areas of high incidence of CCA disease to increase our understanding of causes and the environmental impacts of CCA disease at a time when coral reefs are under growing anthropogenic threats.
dc.description.sponsorship This project was funded by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, with partial support from the Australian Government Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility. The authors thank A. Cheal, S. Burgess, G. Coleman, M. Emslie and A. McDonald for helping collect the data, as well as numerous volunteers and crew on research vessels.
dc.description.uri http://www.publish.csiro.au/view/journals/dsp_journal_fulltext.cfm?nid=126&f=MF12330 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_AU en_US
dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Islands
dc.subject Outbreak
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Acropora-palmata
dc.subject White-band Disease
dc.subject Coralline
dc.subject Pathogen
dc.subject Climate-change
dc.subject Limnology
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Communities
dc.subject Oceanography
dc.subject Productivity
dc.subject Disease
dc.subject Ocean Acidification
dc.subject Ecosystems
dc.subject Coralline, Disease, Outbreak. en_US
dc.title Determining background levels and defining outbreaks of crustose coralline algae disease on the Great Barrier Reef
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1071/MF12330
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000326166400003


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