Coral mass spawning predicted by rapid seasonal rise in ocean temperature

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622650
Title:
Coral mass spawning predicted by rapid seasonal rise in ocean temperature
Authors:
Keith, Sally A. ( 0000-0002-9634-2763 ) ; Maynard, Jeffrey A.; Edwards, Alasdair J.; Guest, James R.; Bauman, Andrew G. ( 0000-0001-9260-2153 ) ; van Hooidonk, Ruben ( 0000-0002-3804-1233 ) ; Heron, Scott F. ( 0000-0001-5262-6978 ) ; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Bouwmeester, Jessica ( 0000-0002-9221-537X ) ; Piromvaragorn, Srisakul ( 0000-0002-9699-4163 ) ; Rahbek, Carsten; Baird, Andrew H. ( 0000-0001-8504-4077 )
Abstract:
Coral spawning times have been linked to multiple environmental factors; however, to what extent these factors act as generalized cues across multiple species and large spatial scales is unknown. We used a unique dataset of coral spawning from 34 reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans to test if month of spawning and peak spawning month in assemblages of Acropora spp. can be predicted by sea surface temperature (SST), photosynthetically available radiation, wind speed, current speed, rainfall or sunset time. Contrary to the classic view that high mean SST initiates coral spawning, we found rapid increases in SST to be the best predictor in both cases (month of spawning: R2 = 0.73, peak: R2 = 0.62). Our findings suggest that a rapid increase in SST provides the dominant proximate cue for coral mass spawning over large geographical scales. We hypothesize that coral spawning is ultimately timed to ensure optimal fertilization success.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Keith SA, Maynard JA, Edwards AJ, Guest JR, Bauman AG, et al. (2016) Coral mass spawning predicted by rapid seasonal rise in ocean temperature. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160011. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0011.
Publisher:
The Royal Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Issue Date:
11-May-2016
DOI:
10.1098/rspb.2016.0011
PubMed ID:
27170709
PubMed Central ID:
PMC4874704
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0962-8452; 1471-2954
Sponsors:
We are grateful for funding support from VILLUM FONDEN (S.A.K., grant no. 10114), the Danish National Research Foundation for support to the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (S.A.K., C.R., grant no. DNRF96), the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (A.G.B., S.A.K.), the European Research Commission Marie Curie Actions programme (J.A.M.), the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (M.L.B.) and NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (S.F.H. and R.v.H.).
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http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1830/20160011
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKeith, Sally A.en
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, Jeffrey A.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Alasdair J.en
dc.contributor.authorGuest, James R.en
dc.contributor.authorBauman, Andrew G.en
dc.contributor.authorvan Hooidonk, Rubenen
dc.contributor.authorHeron, Scott F.en
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorBouwmeester, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorPiromvaragorn, Srisakulen
dc.contributor.authorRahbek, Carstenen
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Andrew H.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T11:52:20Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T11:52:20Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-11en
dc.identifier.citationKeith SA, Maynard JA, Edwards AJ, Guest JR, Bauman AG, et al. (2016) Coral mass spawning predicted by rapid seasonal rise in ocean temperature. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160011. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0011.en
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2954en
dc.identifier.pmid27170709en
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2016.0011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622650-
dc.description.abstractCoral spawning times have been linked to multiple environmental factors; however, to what extent these factors act as generalized cues across multiple species and large spatial scales is unknown. We used a unique dataset of coral spawning from 34 reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans to test if month of spawning and peak spawning month in assemblages of Acropora spp. can be predicted by sea surface temperature (SST), photosynthetically available radiation, wind speed, current speed, rainfall or sunset time. Contrary to the classic view that high mean SST initiates coral spawning, we found rapid increases in SST to be the best predictor in both cases (month of spawning: R2 = 0.73, peak: R2 = 0.62). Our findings suggest that a rapid increase in SST provides the dominant proximate cue for coral mass spawning over large geographical scales. We hypothesize that coral spawning is ultimately timed to ensure optimal fertilization success.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful for funding support from VILLUM FONDEN (S.A.K., grant no. 10114), the Danish National Research Foundation for support to the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (S.A.K., C.R., grant no. DNRF96), the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (A.G.B., S.A.K.), the European Research Commission Marie Curie Actions programme (J.A.M.), the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (M.L.B.) and NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (S.F.H. and R.v.H.).en
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1830/20160011en
dc.titleCoral mass spawning predicted by rapid seasonal rise in ocean temperatureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciencesen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4874704en
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmarken
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSymbioSeas and the Marine Applied Research Center, Wilmington, NC 28411, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratoire d'Excellence «CORAIL» USR 3278 CNRS – EPHE, CRIOBE, Papetoai, Moorea, French Polynesiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Biology, Newcastle University, Ridley Building, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UKen
dc.contributor.institutionSECORE International, 40 Jalan Anjung 5, Horizon Hills, Nusajaya 79100, Johor, Malaysiaen
dc.contributor.institutionExperimental Marine Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Republic of Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionAtlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionCooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionNOAA Coral Reef Watch, 675 Ross River Road, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Geophysical Laboratory, Physics Department, College of Science, Technology and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geology and Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter of Excellence for Biodiversity of Peninsular Thailand, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailanden
dc.contributor.institutionImperial College London, Silwood Park, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UKen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
kaust.authorBouwmeester, Jessicaen

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