Spatial and temporal variation in reef fish assemblages of marine parks in New South Wales, Australia - Baited video observations

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Show simple item record Malcolm, HA Gladstone, W Lindfield, S Wraith, J Lynch, TP 2012-02-02T08:42:50Z 2007-11-22
dc.identifier.citation Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2007, 350 pp. 277 - 290
dc.identifier.issn 0171-8630
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Baited remote underwater video stations (BRUVS) were used to examine variation in assemblages of reef fishes at scales of 100s of kilometres (between 3 marine parks in New South Wales, Australia) and kilometres (between 4 sites within each park). Temporal variation over 5 yr was also examined in 1 park (Solitary Islands). BRUVS were able to sample the relative abundance and distribution of species from a wide range of trophic groups, and were particularly effective for detecting cryptic predators. Significant variability in the fish assemblages occurred between each park consistent with the latitudinal distribution of the parks. Fish assemblages also varied significantly between sites within each park. Contrary to expectations, total species richness did not follow the expected latitudinal gradient. However, observed geographical patterns in species richness of certain families such as Labridae (greater richness in the most northern park) and Monacanthidae (greater species richness in southern parks) followed expectations. Abundant schooling species, common to all 3 parks, were important contributors to variation between sites. Temporal variation over 5 yr at 1 park was relatively minor compared to the spatial variation among the 3 parks. This suggests large-scale spatial separation is more important for structuring fish assemblages than time. A network of marine parks will therefore be required to represent variation in reef fish assemblages over this latitudinal scale. © Inter-Research 2007.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.3354/meps07195
dc.title Spatial and temporal variation in reef fish assemblages of marine parks in New South Wales, Australia - Baited video observations
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Marine Ecology Progress Series
dc.journal.volume 350
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 277 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 290 en_US SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 108858
dc.percentage 100 en_US Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Baited remote underwater video stations
dc.description.keywords BRUVS
dc.description.keywords Marine protected area
dc.description.keywords Reef fish assemblage
dc.description.keywords Representativeness
dc.description.keywords Spatial patterns
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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