Elkhorn coral demographic monitoring from 2004-03-30 to 2015-10-09 (NCEI Accession 0142175)

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The overall objectives of this project are to document the dynamics of the remaining Elkhorn populations in the upper Florida Keys and to compare its performance to other Caribbean locations. This is an on-going monitoring project with thrice yearly surveys in the upper Florida Keys and annual surveys in Curaçao and only episodic surveys in Navassa (2006, 2009, 2012). Study units are 150 m2 plots in which all attached Acropora palmata colonies are mapped and surveyed each year. In Florida, individually tagged A. palmata colonies are surveyed more frequently to document their condition. Based on these observations, we can estimate basic population parameters including recruitment, growth and mortality, along with the causes of recent tissue mortality and the sources of recruitment (asexual or sexual). All monitored colonies are genotyped such that clones within the population are identified.
  • Cite as: Williams, Dana E.; Miller, Margaret W. (2016). Elkhorn coral demographic monitoring from 2004-03-30 to 2015-10-09 (NCEI Accession 0142175). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2004-03-30 to 2015-10-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25.28078
S: 12.083075
E: -68.893882
W: -80.037481
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-02-22
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 0UT5DB
Purpose To quantify demographic rates (recruitment and mortality) and sources of mortality in remnant populations of Acropora palmata in the upper Florida Keys, Navassa Island, and reference populations in Curacao
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Williams, Dana E.; Miller, Margaret W. (2016). Elkhorn coral demographic monitoring from 2004-03-30 to 2015-10-09 (NCEI Accession 0142175). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Williams, Dana E.
  • Miller, Margaret W.
Principal Investigators
  • Dana Williams
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Margaret Miller
    NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Williams, Dana E.; Miller, Margaret W. (2016). Elkhorn coral demographic monitoring from 2004-03-30 to 2015-10-09 (NCEI Accession 0142175). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-02-22T13:28:47 - NCEI Accession 0142175 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: CORAL - COLONY SIZE (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: diver observation.
  • Data Type: coral- colony condition (measured); Units: % mortality, qualitative conditions; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: diver observation.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2018-05-02T17:46:48
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