Mini-Symposium 10:
Ecological Processes on Today's Reef Ecosystems

Oral Presentations (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
DATE TIME TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author) ROOM
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Linking Herbivory to Coral Recruitment and Local Management Suzanne ARNOLD*, Robert STENECK, Peter MUMBY, Valerie PAUL, Raphael RITSON-WILLIAMS Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 The effect of echinoids on Caribbean coral recruitment--a 20 year study Harilaos LESSIOS* Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Coral Reef Resilience: Balancing Production and Herbivory Fiona WEBSTER*, Russ BABCOCK, Mike VAN KEULEN, Neil LONERAGAN Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 The influence of water quality, larval supply and surrounding benthos on coral recruitment to nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Stephen J NEALE*, Damien THOMSON, Angus THOMPSON, Britta SCHAFFELKE Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Complex life histories, dynamic populations and multiple disturbances: can a demographic approach to monitoring help conserve coral reefs? James GILMOUR* Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 How Settlement Dynamics Determine the Abundance and Distribution of Corals Mark VERMEIJ*, Stuart SANDIN Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Survivorship of Juvenile Corals Depends on Distance From Adult, Microbial Abundance and Water Current Direction Kristen MARHAVER* Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Importance of Post-Settlement Mortality on Scleractinian Population Maintenance around Moorea, French Polynesia Lucie PENIN*, Francois MICHONNEAU, Andrew H BAIRD, Sean R CONNOLLY, Morgan S PRATCHETT, Mohsen KAYAL, Mehdi ADJEROUD Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Reproductive demography of Siderastrea radians in the St. Martins Keys, Florida Katherine LAZAR*, Thomas FRAZER, Charles JACOBY, Colette ST. MARY Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Survival Dynamics of Azooxanthellate Scleractinian Coral Larvae and Implications for Dispersal Erin GRAHAM*, Andrew BAIRD, Sean CONNOLLY Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 The effect of ultraviolet radiation on different stages of the life cycles of mass spawning and brooding scleractinian corals Anastazia BANASZAK*, Ana Laura GARCÍA LÓPEZ, Braulio AVILA RAMÍREZ Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Species specific habitat selectivity of Acropora larvae in subtropical reefs Go SUZUKI*, Takeshi HAYASHIBARA, Yoshihisa SHIRAYAMA, Hironobu FUKAMI Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Influence of benthic communities on the settlement and post-settlement survival of two reef corals in the Florida Keys Maggy NUGUES*, Alina SZMANT Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Do Coralline Algae Influence Coral Recruitment on a Reef? Nichole PRICE* Grand Ballroom
Monday
July 7, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Fishing-induced changes in fish and sea urchin abundance cause reductions in crustose coralline algae cover and the availability of coral settlement substrate Jennifer O'LEARY*, Tim MCCLANAHAN Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 The Influence of Macroherbivores on the Macoralgal Dynamics of a Caribbean Coral Reef Stephen BOX*, Peter MUMBY Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Environmental Stress Drives Seasonal Changes in Top-down and Bottom-up Regulation of Coral Community Structure and Resilience Peggy FONG*, Matthew WARTIAN Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Environmental stress changes the relative importance of top-down (herbivorous fishes) and bottom-up (nutrients) forces regulating community structure and resilience of coral reefs Matthew WARTIAN*, Peggy FONG Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 A biophysical perspective of grazing in Pacific parrotfish Sonia BEJARANO*, Victor TICZON, Peter MUMBY Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 The roles of nutrients and herbivory in controlling micro- and macrobioerosion patterns in Eastern African reefs Marina CARREIRO-SILVA*, Timothy MCCLANAHAN, Victor KENNEDY, Joseph MIHURSKY, Marjorie REAKA Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Vegetarians Are Shallow: Declining Herbivore Pressure With Depth Eran BROKOVICH*, Shai EINBINDER, Inbal AYALON, Nitzan SEGEV, Yonathan SHAKED, Amatzia GENIN, Moshe KIFLAWI, Salit KARK Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 The Role of Herbivory in Structuring Benthic Algal Communities on the Great Barrier Reef Andrew HOEY*, David BELLWOOD Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Size-dependent variation in the functional role of the parrotfish Scarus rivulatus on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Roberta BONALDO*, David BELLWOOD Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Herbivory under altered community states - is what you see what you get? Rebecca FOX*, David BELLWOOD Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Herbivory on coral reefs: the challenge of change David BELLWOOD* Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Continuing decline of Montastraea populations on protected and unprotected reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Struan SMITH*, Richard ARONSON, John OGDEN Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 Relative Strengths of Factors Affecting Community Structure in the Main Hawaiian Islands Danielle JAYEWARDENE* Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Coral Reef Assemblages and Diversity in the Volcanic Northern Mariana Islands Peter HOUK*, John STARMER Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 The rise and fall of a coral reef ascidian Noa SHENKAR*, Omri BRONSTEIN, Yossi LOYA Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Population Dynamics of the Corkscrew Anemone Bartholomea annulata on Caribbean Coral Reefs: Implications for Anemoneshrimp Symbionts and Fish Cleaning Stations Michael NELSEN*, Stephen RATCHFORD, Nanette E. CHADWICK Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 What is the Future of the Threatened Acropora palmata? Population Projections and Management Recommendations Tali VARDI*, Dana E. WILLIAMS, K. Lindsey KRAMER Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Testing A Novel Functional Group Approach for Caribbean Hard Corals By Comparing Their Rank Abundances Across the Florida Reef Tract Also Refutes the Unified Neutral Theory Thaddeus MURDOCH*, Richard ARONSON Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Spatial dynamics of Scleractinian coral populations in the Florida Keys Dione SWANSON*, Mark CHIAPPONE, Steven MILLER, Leanne RUTTEN, Steven G. SMITH, Jerald AULT Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Partial Mortality of Caribbean Corals: Modes, Trends, and Consequences Jessica GILNER*, Robert VAN WOESIK Grand Ballroom
Tuesday
July 8, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Spatial aggregation promotes species coexistence of reef-building corals Joshua IDJADI*, Ronald KARLSON Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Fish Demography in the Large Richard VANCE*, Mark STEELE, Graham FORRESTER Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Large-Scale Experiment Reveals Effects of Habitat Structure on Coral Reef Fish Assemblages Mark STEELE*, Graham FORRESTER, Jameal SAMHOURI, Clare WORMALD Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Extrapolating from Small-Scale Experiments: Predation and Refuge-Shortage in Coral Reef Fishes Graham FORRESTER*, Mark STEELE, Jameal SAMHOURI, Richard VANCE Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Musical chairs: competition for unguarded refuges and density-dependent mortality Jameal SAMHOURI*, Richard VANCE, Graham FORRESTER, Mark STEELE Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Substrate Effects on Reef Fish Distribution Karen NEELY* Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Competitive Displacement vs. Habitat Structure: The Selection Agents that Shape Microhabitat Recognition of a Damselfish over Time Mati HALPERIN*, Yehuda BENAYAHU Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Fish Grazers as Gatekeepers of the Species Composition of Coral Reefs Paul YOSHIOKA* Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 Coral Morphology Modulates the Benefits of Resident Fishes to Coral Growth? Andrew BROOKS*, Sally HOLBROOK, Russell SCHMITT, Hannah STEWART Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Interactions among inhabitants of branching coral: multiple predator or competitor effects? Russell SCHMITT*, Sally HOLBROOK, Andrew BROOKS, Jennifer LAPE Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Indirect effects on coral dynamics from interactions between resident fishes Sally HOLBROOK*, Russell SCHMITT, Andrew BROOKS Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:30 - 15:45 Recruitment and population dynamics of a coral-reef fish: a large-scale long-term field experiment Mark HIXON*, Todd ANDERSON, Kevin BUCH, Darren JOHNSON, Christopher STALLINGS Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
15:45 - 16:00 HABITAT COMPETES FOR FISH LARVAE: INCREASED FISH PRODUCTION DESPITE SETTLEMENT REDIRECTION Adrian STIER*, Craig OSENBERG Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:00 - 16:15 Interactive Effects of Competition and Microhabitat on Juvenile Survival in a Coral Reef Fish Mary BONIN*, Glenn ALMANY, Maya SRINIVASAN, Geoffrey JONES Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:15 - 16:30 Differential effect of early post-settlement processes on the abundance of two concurrently settling coral reef fishes Henri VALLES*, Donald KRAMER, Wayne HUNTE Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:30 - 16:45 Living in a Washing Machine: Differing Capacities to Capture Prey Under Divergent Velocity/Turbulence Conditions Reflect Microhabitat Differences of Two Chaenopsid Blennies Raymond CLARKE*, Christopher FINELLI, Edward BUSKEY Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
16:45 - 17:00 Micropredator Gnathiid Isopods Reduce Larval Damselfish Persistence by Affecting Performance Alexandra GRUTTER*, Angela CREAN, Lynda M CURTIS, Armand M KURIS, Robert R WARNER, Mark I MCCORMICK Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:00 - 17:15 Does behaviour mediate the costs and benefits of fast growth? An example in a marine fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis Corinna VON KUERTHY, Mark MEEKAN*, Mark MCCORMICK Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:15 - 17:30 Microhabitat specialisation, recruitment and coral decline: population responses in two coral reef fish families Maya SRINIVASAN*, Geoffrey JONES, Mark MCCORMICK Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:30 - 17:45 Is bigger really better? Investigating the size selectivity of predation on newly settled coral reef fishes Thomas HOLMES*, Mark MCCORMICK Grand Ballroom
Wednesday
July 9, 2008
17:45 - 18:00 Carry-over effects – the importance of a good start Mark MCCORMICK*, Monica GAGLIANO Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 A comparison of rates and structure of social foraging interactions in coral reef fishes Kimberly BARBER, Peter AUSTER* Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 Short-term effects of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) on Bahamian coral-reef fish abundance and diversity Mark A. ALBINS* Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Mutualism, Aggregation and Predation Result in Behaviorally-Mediated Indirect Interactions on a Coral Reef Thomas ADAM* Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Partitioning of coral defense by exosymbiotic crustaceans Seabird MCKEON*, Adrian STIER, Shelby BOYER Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:00 - 11:15 Sediment removal by crabs maintains health of young corals Hannah L. STEWART*, Nichole N. PRICE, Sally J. HOLBROOK, Russell J. SCHMITT, Andrew J. BROOKS Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:15 - 11:30 Direct, species-specific impacts of sea urchins on live corals Wendy COVER*, Donald POTTS Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:30 - 11:45 Context-dependency of growth and predator deterrence of Caribbean coral reef sponges Janie WULFF, Janie WULFF, Janie WULFF* Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
11:45 - 12:00 How hydrodynamics and corallivory interact to influence the performance of juvenile corals Hunter LENIHAN*, Jim HENCH, Alice ALLDREDGE Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:00 - 12:15 Plasticity of the Corallivorous gastropod Coralliophila abbreviata: Implications for Imperiled Caribbean Coral Lyza JOHNSTON*, Iliana BAUMS, Margaret MILLER Grand Ballroom
Thursday
July 10, 2008
12:15 - 12:30 Strong interactions from hidden species: Vermetid snails have large deleterious effects on corals Craig OSENBERG*, Jeffrey SHIMA, Adrian STIER Grand Ballroom
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:00 - 10:15 Cultivation Mutualisms between Territorial Damselfish and Algae in the Indo-West Pacific Hiroki HATA* Grand Ballroom
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:15 - 10:30 EFFECTS OF FARMERFISH ON CORAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE Jada-Simone WHITE* Grand Ballroom
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:30 - 10:45 Ecological Processes in Halimeda kanaloana Meadows in Hawaii from 10 to 90 m Depths Heather SPALDING* Grand Ballroom
Friday
July 11, 2008
10:45 - 11:00 Space Competition between Acropora Coral and Algae - Different Reaction of Coral to Two Types of Algae with Different Growth Form Reiko TAMAI*, Kazuhiko SAKAI Grand Ballroom