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Korallion - Maymester 2013

By Megumi Oshima, Dan Freitas, and Erin Burge in Korallion

68 pages, published 1/29/2014

Korallion represents a collected volume of student research papers on coral reef ecology. The projects were conducted by students in Coastal Carolina's MSCI 477 Ecology of Coral Reefs class, taught annually in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. For more information visit www.ecologyofcoralreefs.com. 

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Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, editors. 2013. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Department of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. HP MagCloud. 4: 68 pp.
Scribner LS, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, editors. 2012. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Department of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. HP MagCloud. 3: 60 pp.
Touse RR, HJ North, LC Clinard and EJ Burge, editors. 2011. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Department of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. HP Magcloud. 2: 74 pp.
Keller, JK, M Mudron and EJ Burge, editors. 2010. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Department of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. HP MagCloud. 1: 76 pp.

Korallion volume IV 

Carrara, TR. 2013. The covering behavior of Tripneustes ventricosus throughout a diurnal cycle in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 19 - 22.

Doster MR. 2013. Presence, concentration, and distribution of coliform bactreria Escherichia coli in Rio Bueno Bay and Dornoch Head River. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 47 - 52.

Fitzwater MJ. 2013. The bluehead wrasse, Thalassoma bifasciatum, relationships in its community and population: Aggression, schooling, or at cleaning stations in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 23 - 26.

Freitas DC. 2013. Productivity changes of macroalgae due to light attenuation. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 27 - 30.

Ireland AS. 2013. Diversity and abundance of zooplankton in the lagoon and forereef at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 31 - 36.

Jarosinski JM, 2013. Abundance and vertical distribution of Donax denticulatus, Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 6 - 9.

Matsko, IJ. 2013. Sediment porosity with distance from shore: Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 37 - 41.

Oshima MC. 2013. Relationships and distribution patterns of parasitic Dissodactylus primitivus and its echinoid host Meoma ventricosa. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 1 - 5.

Snyder NA. 2013. Density, prevalence, host preference, and relative damage of flamingo tongue gastropods (Cyphoma gibbosum) on gorgonian hosts in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 10 -14.

Wade JT. 2013. Influences of habitat type and macroalgae cover on corals of the Discovery Bay forereef. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 42 - 46.

Wintrow AR. 2013. Response in reemergence time of Spirobranchus giganteus due to variable stimuli. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Oshima MC, DC Freitas and EJ Burge, eds. 4: 15 - 18.

Korallion volume III

Auell, SM. 2012. Grain-size reduction by Holothuria mexicana and Isostichopus badionotus from a shallow reef lagoon, Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 20 - 22.

Cataldi, CA. 2012. Live coral cover as a function of shape and surface composition of natural and anthropogenic substrates. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 35 - 40.

Davin, MJ. 2012. Determination of the presence two species of lionfish, Pterois volitans and Pterois miles in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 29 - 32.

Feldman, BA. 2012. The effects of depth and rugosity on the distribution and density of Diadema antillarum at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 14 - 17.

Leonard, KM. 2012. Zonation and globosity of Neritidae marine snails in the tropical intertidal zone of Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 1-5. 

Scribner, LC. 2012. Differentiation of phototaxis responses between two common brittle star species of Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 8 - 11.

Smyth, SM. 2012. The distribution of zooxanthellae densities in Madracis auratenra in relation to depth on a Jamaican coral reef. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 24 - 27.

Watkins, SM. 2012. Consumption rates of the invasive red lionfish Pterois volitans in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. Scribner LC, KM Leonard and EJ Burge, eds. 3: 43 - 47.
                        
Korallion volume II

Brown, L. 2011. Macroalgae cover and composition correlated to densities of Diadema antillarum. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 32 - 37.

Gavan, G. 2011. Abundance and size of the short coral snail, Coralliophila abbreviata, on two major framework building corals in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 52 - 55.

Haller, L. 2011. Sociobiology of the hermaphroditic serranid hamlet fish in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 44 - 51.

Holmes, D. 2011. A study of the effects of varying light intensities on the covering behavior of Tripneustes ventricosus and Lytechinus variegatus. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 56 - 61.

North, H. 2011. Shell switching and gastropod species preference of the terrestrial purple clawed hermit crab, Coenobita clypeatus. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 6 - 13.

Perez, D. 2011. Sponge distribution along a forereef depth gradient. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 20 - 25.

Schacht, T. 2011. Symbioses between cleaner and client fishes of Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 38 - 43.

Schultz, R. 2011. The relationship between macroalgae and the herbivorous fish population in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 26 - 31.

Thompson, R. 2011. Spatial variability of iron and carbonate within Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 1 - 5.

Touse, R. 2011. Density and distribution changes of Diadema antillarum relating to depth and rugosity at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. RR Touse, HJ North, LC Clinard, and EJ Burge, eds. 2: 14 - 19.

Zourdos, CA, AJ Sellers, CL Trimper and EJ Burge. 2011. Recent Diadema antillarum densities and macroalgal composition at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. MarSci. 11: 1-8.

Korallion volume I

Cash, R. 2010. Carbonate concentration of beach sediments in Discovery Bay, Jamaica as a proxy for coastal beach erosion. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 21-24.

Crooks, J. 2010. Marking and monitoring the growth, health and location of Acropora colonies in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 25-30.

Harmon, L. 2010. A greater understanding of nutrient input into Discovery Bay, Jamaica through quantification of submerged groundwater discharge rates. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 14-20.

Keller, J. 2010. Density and distribution of the long-spined sea urchin, Diadema antillarum, with respect to rugosity at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 1-6.

Kisabeth, J. 2010. Variation in covering response of Lytechinus variegatus due to sunlight intensity in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 31-36.

Krichten, N. 2010. Reef fish survey and biodiversity of fish in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 58-63.

Mudron, M. 2010. Differentiation of the sea anemone Condylactis gigantea color morphs by habitat and genetics. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 7-13.

Podmore, K. 2010. The effects of Diadema antillarum on macroalgae coverage along the forereef of Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 43-47.

Putman, D. 2010. Analysis of sediment grain size distribution in respect to depth of coral reef grooves in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 48-52.

Scott, A. 2010. Queen conch, Strombus gigas, densities found in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 37-42.

Tyillian, A. 2010. Mangrove forest survey at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Korallion. Coastal Carolina University Studies in Coral Reef Ecology. JA Keller, MR Mudron and EJ Burge, eds. 1: 53-57.



Zourdos, CA, AJ Sellers, EJ Burge, CL Trimper, and ET Koepfler. 2010. 
39th Benthic Ecology Meeting. University of North Carolina Wilmington. 
Wilmington, NC. March 10-13.

Kramer, LM, EJ Burge, BL Lewis, and ET Koepfler. 2010. 
Wilmington, NC. March 10-13. **Winner Best Undergraduate Poster Award**

Conway, J. 2010. 
Damsel in Distress: The Ongoing Battle 
between Damselfish and Urchins. 9th Celebration of Inquiry. Undergraduate Research Competition
, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. February 17-19.

Zourdos, C. 2010. 
Macroalgal Cover and Composition in 
Relation to Diadema antillarum Distribution 
in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. 
9th Celebration of Inquiry. Undergraduate Research Competition
, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. February 17-19.

Sellers, AJ, LO Casey, EJ Burge and ET Koepfler. 20
09. 

Bohrer, L. Fish Habitat Usage of Caribbean Coral Reefs in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. 2009. 8th 
Celebration of Inquiry Conference. Undergraduate Research Competition, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. February 11-13.

Folger, G, and J Renchen. 2009. The Effect of Submerged Groundwater Springs on Nutrient and Salinity 
Dynamics in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. 8th Celebration of Inquiry Conference. Undergraduate 
Research Competition, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. February 11-13. **Winner 2nd Place Undergraduate Research Award**

Zourdos, C and A Sellers. 2009. Urchins and Algae: The Ongoing Saga. 8th Celebration of Inquiry 
Conference. Undergraduate Research Competition, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC. February 11-13.

Lake, S, 
E Koepfler, 
A Hunter, E Burge and P Gayle. 2007. Temporal-spatial variability of water quality in a tropical bay ecosystem and the surrounding coastal habitat
Estuarine Research Federation. 19th Biennial International Conference. Providence, RI. November 4-8.