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dc.contributor.authorRobitzch Sierra, Vanessa S. N.
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-12T06:12:55Z
dc.date.available2020-08-12T06:12:55Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-29
dc.date.submitted2019-12-07
dc.identifier.citationRobitzch, V., & Berumen, M. L. (2020). Recruitment of coral reef fishes along a cross-shelf gradient in the Red Sea peaks outside the hottest season. Coral Reefs. doi:10.1007/s00338-020-01985-9
dc.identifier.issn1432-0975
dc.identifier.issn0722-4028
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00338-020-01985-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/664560
dc.description.abstractKnowledge on the early life history, ecology, and biology of marine species is crucial for future projections of the resilience of coral reef ecosystems and for adequate management strategies. A fundamental component of population dynamics is the recruitment of new individuals, and in some marine populations, this may be a limiting factor. Recruitment peaks of coral reef fishes commonly occur during the warmer months of the year in many subtropical and temperate locations worldwide. In the Red Sea, very little is known about the influence of temperature on reproductive patterns of coral reef fishes and studies on recruitment are missing. The Red Sea is one of the hottest and most isolated tropical seas in the world. We hypothesized that sea surface temperatures (SSTs) during the Red Sea’s hottest season may exceed the optimum for successful recruitment of some coral reef fishes, which therefore has to occur during other, cooler seasons, unlike recruitment among coral reef ecosystems around the world. We identified taxa among fish recruits by matching mitochondrial DNA sequences (using COI, commonly known as “barcoding”) and assessed potential biological and environmental drivers of recruitment. We studied three reefs located along a cross-shelf gradient for 12 consecutive months in the central Red Sea to capture seasonal changes in biotic and abiotic parameters along this gradient. Our results indicated that recruitment peaks did not occur during the hottest SSTs for most taxa, especially at the hottest inshore and mid-shelf reefs, and identified fish recruitment to be mainly and strongly correlated with the biomass of planktonic invertebrates. Moreover, temporal patterns of fish recruitment differed within and among taxonomic families among the reefs.
dc.description.sponsorshipFor logistic and fieldwork support, we thank the Coastal and Marine Resources Core Laboratory at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), particularly Haitham, Ramzi, Abdullah, Mohammed, Assam, Whaled, and Ghazi Aljahdali, as well as Amr Gusti from KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center. We thank the KAUST Bioscience Core Laboratory for their assistance with Sanger sequencing. We also acknowledge Katherine Rowe’s help in the field and sorting fishes in the laboratory, as well as many other fieldwork volunteers. We further acknowledge Sabrina Vettori for statistical and modeling advice; Colleen Campbell for processing and plotting current profiler (ADCP) data as well as for her assistance with Fig. 4; John Pearman, Darren Coker, and Joseph DiBattista for sharing their teleost mtDNA COI libraries for BLASTing procedures; and Pablo Saenz-Agudelo for constructive feedback on the manuscript. This research was supported by KAUST baseline research funds to MLB and Xabier Irigoyen.
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dc.titleRecruitment of coral reef fishes along a cross-shelf gradient in the Red Sea peaks outside the hottest season
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Lab
dc.identifier.journalCoral Reefs
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dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Campus Isla Teja, Casilla 567, Valdivia, Chile
kaust.personRobitzch Sierra, Vanessa S. N.
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
dc.date.accepted2020-07-22
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85088809365
refterms.dateFOA2020-08-12T06:13:28Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitCoastal and Marine Resources Core Laboratory
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitKAUST baseline research
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitKAUST Bioscience Core Laboratory
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitRed Sea Research Center
dc.date.published-online2020-07-29
dc.date.published-print2020-12


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