publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Effects of Simulated Eutrophication and Overfishing on Coral Reef Invertebrates, Algae and Microbes in the Red Sea

Jessen, Christian;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Besides the main climate change consequences, ocean warming and acidification, local disturbances such as overfishing and eutrophication are major threats to coral reefs worldwide. Despite its relatively healthy coral reefs that are increasingly faced with growing coastal development, the Red Sea is highly under-investigated, particularly outside the Gulf of Aqaba. This thesis therefore aims to contribute to the understanding of eutrophication and overfishing effects on Red Sea coral reefs by answering the following three key questions: (1) How do different grazer groups contribute to herbivory, and is herbivory therefore susceptible to overfishing? (2) What are...
Subjects
free text keywords: Coral Reefs, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Al Fahal, Egypt, Al Qusayr, El Quseir, Overfishing, Eutrophication, Algae, Invertebrates, Corals, Microbes, Bacteria, 16S, Pyrosequencing, Settling Tiles, Terracotta Tiles, Cage, Fertilizer, Combined threats, Exclusion experiments, light exposed substrate, light shaded substrate, Acropora hemprichii, Padina, Hydroclathrus, Herbivores, Herbivory, Top-down, Bottom-Up, Nitrogen, Nitrate, Phosphate, ddc:570
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