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Relationship between adult abundance and successive coral recruitment density in the Tioman Island Marine Park, Malaysia

Muhammad Faiz, Mohd Hanapiah and Saad, Shahbudin and Mukai, Yukinori and Ahmad, Zuhairi (2017) Relationship between adult abundance and successive coral recruitment density in the Tioman Island Marine Park, Malaysia. Zoology and Ecology, 27 (3-4). pp. 328-334. ISSN 2165-8005

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Abstract

It is important to understand coral recruitment as coral reefs are regionally in decline. The pattern and magnitude of coral recruitment strongly influence conservation options and management efforts. This study revealed a relationship between adult abundance and coral recruitment patterns at four reef sites in the Tioman Island Marine Park, Malaysia. The coral cover percentage was assessed using a video transect method and coral recruitment was estimated using settlement plates deployed at each reef site. Family Acroporidae dominated the coral cover percentage at most reef sites, while recruitment densities were dominated by acroporids and pocilloporids. The present evidence indicates a positive correlation between adults of Acroporidae and acroporid recruits (r = 0.94, p < 0.01) suggesting that reef recovery may be dependent on the local larval pool.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5605/59899
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral reef; density dependence; coral recruitment; Tioman Island
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Zuhairi Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59899

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