Discipline: Ecology Environmental and Earth Sciences
Lennon Bruney - University of Virgin Island
Co-Author(s): Stuart Sandin, Clint Edwards, and Marlene Brito-Millan, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
We found that with an increase in colony size showed an increase growth rate complemented by increase in variability for A.agaricites and P.porites. There was a different trend for M. mirabilis compared to the others, with no change in average growth with size despite comparable increase in variability. For future looks at how the algae affects the growth and reduction of corals. Is it correlated with temperature and storms on the island?
Funder Acknowledgement(s): UC Office of the President at University of California; UC-HBCU summer fellowship; University of the Virgin Islands ECS program.
Faculty Advisor: Stuart Sandin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Used Photoquad to analyse the images, about 1500 of them taken between 2009 and 2013. Mapped out the corals, identified them and named them. I used Matlab and R to generate models and graphs and analyse information. I did the entire project except collecting the data images which was done by the researchers.