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    Research Projects


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    1) Ongoing*
    Diadema and algae on the forereef
    Depth distribution
    Density
    Macroalgae community
    Freshwater springs and nutrients
    Flow rates
    Nutrient inputs
    Mapping

    2) Organism Focused (Behavior / Physiology)
    Urchins: covering behavior, movements, environmental pref
    Sea cucumber: behavior, feeding?
    Sea hare: movements; density
    Conch age and growth
    Zooxanthellae densities in anemones

    3) Population Focused (Habitat abundance / Spatial Dist. / Size structure)
    Urchin: density
    Sea cucumber: density
    Fish: mangrove usage
    Sponge: depth distribution; diversity
    Anemone: tip color distribution, disk size
    Corallivorous snails: feeding ecology, density
    Acroporid mapping: GPS
    Lionfish: abundance, stomach contents, age/growth
    4) Community Focus (Locations / Assemblages)
    Fore-reef
    Reef crest
    Mangrove prop roots
    Blue Hole
    FW Springs
    Plankton
    Meiofauna
    Macroalgae
    Coral

    5) Environmental
    Water quality
    Disease and coral bleaching

    6. Process Focus (Time integrated)
    Predation
    Grazing
    Production/respiration

    7. New Ideas (2011)
    Caribbean hermit crabs, density, shell choice, behavior?
    Gastropods of the supralittoral
    Bioturbation
    Crater Lake zooplankton
    Video sizing of coral reef fishes (Pfister & Goulet 1999)