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

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dc.contributor.author Malcolm, Hamish en_US
dc.contributor.author Gladstone, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Lindfield, Steven en_US
dc.contributor.author Wraith, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Lynch, Tim en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T08:42:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T08:42:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2009004604 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Malcolm Hamish et al. 2007, 'Spatial and temporal variation in reef fish assemblages of marine parks in New South Wales, Australia - baited video observations', Inter Research, vol. 350, pp. 277-290. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0171-8630 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15029
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Inter Research en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07195 en_US
dc.title Spatial and temporal variation in reef fish assemblages of marine parks in New South Wales, Australia - baited video observations en_US
dc.parent Marine Ecology Progress Series en_US
dc.journal.volume 350 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 277 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 290 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061603 en_US
dc.personcode 108858 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061604 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061605 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061606 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Baited remote underwater video stations ? BRUVS ? Marine protected area ? Reef fish assemblage ? Representativeness ? Spatial patterns en_US
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