Live physiology and tissue biochemistry assessment in Pocillopora acuta after 6 years under two distinct (ambient minimum winter and future warming) temperature regimes


In July 2015 specimens of the coral Pocillopora acuta have been sampled at the reef flat Luminao, Guam, at 1-2 m water depth. Larvae released from the mother colonies were collected and then allowed to settle and grow under two different temperatures (elevated 31°C and ambient 29°C). Surviving recruits from 31°C and 26°C were maintained either under the same elevated temperature of 31°C or under ambient winter temperatures of 26°C for six years, respectively, before assessment of their performance under the respective maintenance temperature. This allowed us to assess long-term trade-offs in coral performance specifically, as a response to living under temperature conditions exceeding their natural long-term maximum summer monthly mean temperature.

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Creator Roik, Anna ORCID logo; Wall, Marlene ORCID logo; Dobelmann, Melina; Nietzer, Samuel; Brefeld, David; Fiesinger, Anna; Reverter, Mirian; Schupp, Peter ORCID logo; Jackson, Matthew; Rutsch, Marie; Strahl, Julia
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Volkswagen Foundation Crossref Funder ID ZN3285
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Size 1189 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (144.647 LON, 13.465 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-12-31T00:00:00Z