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Tomer Czaczkes Member since: Thursday, December 17, 2015

PhD

Behavioural ecology and modelling of ant behaviour, with an emphasis on understanding how individual-level complexity affects collective decision-making

Lisa Benjamin Member since: Monday, June 26, 2017

BSc (major Zoology), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Philosophy (Veterinary Public Health), PhD (Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in Epidemiology)

Benjamin Benjamin Member since: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Benjamin Nye Member since: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Benjamin Teed Member since: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Full Member

Benjamin Camus Member since: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Benjamin Duncan Member since: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Benjamin Armbruster Member since: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Caryl Benjamin Member since: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BS Community Development

Community assembly after intervention by coral transplantation

The potential of transplantation of scleractinian corals in restoring degraded reefs has been widely recognized. Levels of success of coral transplantation have been highly variable due to variable environmental conditions and interactions with other reef organisms. The community structure of the area being restored is an emergent outcome of the interaction of its components as well as of processes at the local level. Understanding the
coral reef as a complex adaptive system is essential in understanding how patterns emerge from processes at local scales. Data from a coral transplantation experiment will be used to develop an individual-based model of coral community development. The objectives of the model are to develop an understanding of assembly rules, predict trajectories and discover unknown properties in the development of coral reef communities in the context of reef restoration. Simulation experiments will be conducted to derive insights on community trajectories under different disturbance regimes as well as initial transplantation configurations. The model may also serve as a decision-support tool for reef restoration.

I Breslavsky Member since: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ph.D.
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