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Event

Resource limitation in reef fish communities: a macroecological approach

When

Wednesday, 16th of April 2014; 12:00 to 13:00 hrs

location
Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building), Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville
Presenter
Dr. Richard Taylor, University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory, New Zealand
Dr. Richard Taylor, University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory, New Zealand

Abstract: Richard will present global patterns in the abundance, biomass and species richness of reef fishes, using Reef Life Survey data from 1,825 sites in 11 biogeographic realms.  Inferences about the prevalence of resource limitation in reef fishes and the nature of the limiting resource will be made based on relationships between species richness and total fish biomass, and differences in the size-specific abundances of fishes utilising different resources.

Biography: Richard Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology at the University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory in northern New Zealand.  He works mostly on subtidal rocky reefs, with a particular interest in the ecology of small mobile invertebrates.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au