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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)