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Overgrowth and killing of corals by the brown alga Lobophora hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on healthy reefs in New Caledonia: a new case of the epizoism syndrome

Christophe Vieira UGent, Claude Payri and Olivier De Clerck UGent (2015) PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 63(2). p.152-153
abstract
Coral reef degradation is often associated with regime shifts from coral- to macroalgal-dominated reefs. These shifts demonstrate that under certain conditions (e.g. coral mortality, decrease in herbivory, increased nutrients supply) some macroalgae may overgrow corals. The outcome of the competition is dependent on algal aggressiveness and the coral susceptibility. In undisturbed reefs, herbivore grazing is regulating macroalgal cover, thus preventing the latter from overgrowing corals. However, some macroalgae have evolved strategies not only to outcompete corals but also to escape herbivory to some extent, allowing overgrowth of some coral species in undisturbed reefs. Epizoism represents one of those successful strategies, and has been previously documented with red algae, cyanobacteria and Lobophora variegata (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Here we report a new case of epizoism leading to coral mortality, involving a recently described species of Lobophora, L.hederacea, overgrowing the coral Seriatopora caliendrum (Pocilloporidae) in undisturbed reefs in New Caledonia.
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keyword
COMPETITION, HERBIVORY, VARIEGATA, Seriatopora, macroalgal-coral competition, coral killer, HARD CORAL, CARIBBEAN CORAL
journal title
PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Phycol. Res.
volume
63
issue
2
pages
152 - 153
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000353340200008
JCR category
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.42 (2015)
JCR rank
56/103 (2015)
JCR quartile
3 (2015)
ISSN
1322-0829
DOI
10.1111/pre.12082
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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6939937
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6939937
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2015-09-25 11:45:07
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2016-12-19 15:42:01
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  abstract     = {Coral reef degradation is often associated with regime shifts from coral- to macroalgal-dominated reefs. These shifts demonstrate that under certain conditions (e.g. coral mortality, decrease in herbivory, increased nutrients supply) some macroalgae may overgrow corals. The outcome of the competition is dependent on algal aggressiveness and the coral susceptibility. In undisturbed reefs, herbivore grazing is regulating macroalgal cover, thus preventing the latter from overgrowing corals. However, some macroalgae have evolved strategies not only to outcompete corals but also to escape herbivory to some extent, allowing overgrowth of some coral species in undisturbed reefs. Epizoism represents one of those successful strategies, and has been previously documented with red algae, cyanobacteria and Lobophora variegata (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Here we report a new case of epizoism leading to coral mortality, involving a recently described species of Lobophora, L.hederacea, overgrowing the coral Seriatopora caliendrum (Pocilloporidae) in undisturbed reefs in New Caledonia.},
  author       = {Vieira, Christophe and Payri, Claude and De Clerck, Olivier},
  issn         = {1322-0829},
  journal      = {PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {COMPETITION,HERBIVORY,VARIEGATA,Seriatopora,macroalgal-coral competition,coral killer,HARD CORAL,CARIBBEAN CORAL},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {152--153},
  title        = {Overgrowth and killing of corals by the brown alga Lobophora hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on healthy reefs in New Caledonia: a new case of the epizoism syndrome},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pre.12082},
  volume       = {63},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Vieira, Christophe, Claude Payri, and Olivier De Clerck. 2015. “Overgrowth and Killing of Corals by the Brown Alga Lobophora Hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on Healthy Reefs in New Caledonia: a New Case of the Epizoism Syndrome.” Phycological Research 63 (2): 152–153.
APA
Vieira, C., Payri, C., & De Clerck, O. (2015). Overgrowth and killing of corals by the brown alga Lobophora hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on healthy reefs in New Caledonia: a new case of the epizoism syndrome. PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 63(2), 152–153.
Vancouver
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Vieira C, Payri C, De Clerck O. Overgrowth and killing of corals by the brown alga Lobophora hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on healthy reefs in New Caledonia: a new case of the epizoism syndrome. PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 2015;63(2):152–3.
MLA
Vieira, Christophe, Claude Payri, and Olivier De Clerck. “Overgrowth and Killing of Corals by the Brown Alga Lobophora Hederacea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) on Healthy Reefs in New Caledonia: a New Case of the Epizoism Syndrome.” PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH 63.2 (2015): 152–153. Print.