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dc.contributor.authorSikkel, P.C.
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorSun, D.
dc.contributor.authorNarvaez, P.
dc.contributor.authorFeeney, W.E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-12T13:05:37Z
dc.date.available2019-08-12T13:05:37Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSikkel, P.C. et al. 2019. Changes in abundance of fish-parasitic gnathiid isopods associated with warm-water bleaching events on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Coral reefs, 38(4):721-730. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-019-01835-3]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0722-4028
dc.identifier.issn1432-0975 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/33210
dc.identifier.urihttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-019-01835-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-019-01835-3
dc.description.abstractMass coral bleaching events due to rising seawater temperatures are occurring with increasing frequency and are among the most conspicuous consequences of human-induced climate change. While bleaching events have clear impacts on the corals themselves, the impacts on other organisms and on the overall reef community are more difficult to assess. This is particularly true for parasitic organisms, which in spite of their high diversity and biomass are typically ignored in ecological monitoring studies. Here, we take advantage of long-term monitoring of host–parasite–cleaner interactions on experimental patch reefs to assess the effects of mass bleaching events on gnathiid isopod populations around Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Compared with non-bleaching years, gnathiid abundance was consistently low during the warm-water period in bleaching years, but rebounded during the cooler months. This pattern is likely due to the interaction between the short-term negative impacts of thermal stress and declines in hosts on gnathiids, combined with the longer-term positive impacts of declines in cleaner wrasses and of increased dead coral on gnathiid abundanceen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.subjectCoral reefsen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectCleaning mutualismen_US
dc.subjectFish parasitesen_US
dc.subjectPredator–prey interactionen_US
dc.subjectLong-term monitoringen_US
dc.titleChanges in abundance of fish-parasitic gnathiid isopods associated with warm-water bleaching events on the northern Great Barrier Reefen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID26867214 - Sikkel, Paul C.


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