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dc.contributor.authorHennige, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, D.J.
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, R.
dc.contributor.authorConsalvey, M
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, David Maxwell
dc.contributor.authorSuggett, D.J.
dc.identifier.citationHennige , S J , Smith , D J , Perkins , R , Consalvey , M , Paterson , D M & Suggett , D J 2008 , ' Photoacclimation, growth and distribution of massive coral species in clear and turbid waters ' , Marine Ecology Progress Series , vol. 369 , pp. 77-88 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 410387
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c11a0e5e-9726-4f94-8bf9-b9a6f9835bd1
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000260873400007
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 56149084819
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1174-6476/work/47136321
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT: Massive coral species play a key role in coral reef ecosystems, adding significantly to physical integrity, long term stability and reef biodiversity. This study coupled the assessment of the distribution and abundance of 4 dominant massive coral species, Diploastrea heliopora, Favia speciosa, F. matthaii and Porites lutea, with investigations into species-specific photoacclimatory responses within the Wakatobi Marine National Park of southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, to determine the potential of photoacclimation to be a driver of biological success. For this, rapid light curves using pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) chlorophyll a fluorescence techniques were employed with additional manipulations to circumvent differences of light quality and absorption between species and across environmental gradients. P. lutea was examined over a range of depths and sites to determine patterns of photoacclimation, and all 4 species were assessed at a single depth between sites for which long-term data for coral community structure and growth existed. Light availability was more highly constrained with depth than between sites; consequently, photoacclimation patterns for P. lutea appeared greater with depth than across environmental gradients. All 4 species were found to differentially modify the extent of non-photochemical quenching to maintain a constant photochemical operating efficiency (qP). Therefore, our results suggest that these massive corals photoacclimate to ensure a constant light-dependent rate of reduction of the plastoquinone pool across growth environments.
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dc.subjectChlorophyll a fluorescenceen
dc.subjectMassive coralen
dc.subjectShade-adapted coloniesen
dc.subjectFast repetition rateen
dc.subjectMeasured in-situen
dc.subjectFluorescence measurementsen
dc.subjectChlorophyll fluorescenceen
dc.subjectPhotosynthetic activityen
dc.subjectCommunity structureen
dc.subjectAquatic ecosystemsen
dc.subjectHermatypic coralen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titlePhotoacclimation, growth and distribution of massive coral species in clear and turbid watersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sediment Ecology Research Groupen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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