Multiple spatial scales of habitat and landscape context drivers of distribution and site fidelity among reef fish.

  • Burns, Neil (PI)

Project Details


We aim to use a natural experiment to analyse the importance of different scales of habitat effects to identify drivers of distribution and site fidelity. We will assess the extent to which site fidelity in damselfish to individual coral colonies is context-dependent. We will use SCUBA diver stereo-video recording to collect damselfish abundance data along with habitat data at multiple spatial scales including discrete local patch characteristics and landscape scale patch distribution. Using a hierarchical modelling approach, we can tease apart the important aspects governing distribution and site fidelity.
Effective start/end date1/05/211/06/21


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