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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, GM
dc.contributor.authorPhongsuwan, N
dc.contributor.authorJantzen, C
dc.contributor.authorRoder, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorKhokiattiwong, S
dc.contributor.authorRichter, C
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T07:25:56Z
dc.date.available2015-05-26T07:25:56Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-07
dc.identifier.citationCoral community composition and reef development at the Similan Islands, Andaman Sea, in response to strong environmental variations 2012, 456:113 Marine Ecology Progress Series
dc.identifier.issn0171-8630
dc.identifier.issn1616-1599
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps09682
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555780
dc.description.abstractThe Similan Islands, a Thai archipelago in the Andaman Sea located near the shelf break, are subjected to frequent (up to several events per hour) and abrupt changes in physico-chemical conditions, particularly during the dry season (NE monsoon, January through April) and to an intense monsoon season with strong surface wave action (May to October). The exposed west slopes of the islands feature more coral species, but lack a carbonate reef framework. By contrast, the sheltered east sides show a complex reef framework dominated by massive Porites. Our results suggest that the sudden changes in temperature, pH and nutrients (drops of up to 10°C and 0.6 U and increases of up to 9.4 µmol NOx l−1, respectively) due to pulsed upwelling events may rival the importance of surface waves and storms in shaping coral distribution and reef development.
dc.publisherInter-Research Science Center
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v456/p113-126/
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Marine Ecology Progress Series © 2012 Inter-Research.
dc.subjectBenthic−pelagic coupling
dc.subjectCoral community
dc.subjectSimilan Islands
dc.subjectAndaman Sea
dc.subjectUpwelling
dc.subjectInternal waves
dc.titleCoral community composition and reef development at the Similan Islands, Andaman Sea, in response to strong environmental variations
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalMarine Ecology Progress Series
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Am Alten Hafen 26, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany
dc.contributor.institutionPhuket Marine Biological Center, 51 Sakdidet Road, 83000 Phuket, Thailand
kaust.personRoder, Cornelia
refterms.dateFOA2017-06-07T00:00:00Z


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