Size-structures of populations of the mushroom coral Fungia fungites: the role of disturbance

@article{Gilmour2004SizestructuresOP,
  title={Size-structures of populations of the mushroom coral Fungia fungites: the role of disturbance},
  author={James P Gilmour},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={493-504}
}
Changes in the size-structure of populations of the mushroom coral Fungia fungites were quantified at two reefs during four annual surveys. Exposure to disturbance was predicted to affect the size and frequency of life history stages of polyps at each reef and their variability through time. The Mainland reef experienced frequent and intense disturbances, primarily as exposure to cyclones and substantial sedimentation, which were comparatively absent from the East Lewis reef. Disturbance to the… CONTINUE READING
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