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dc.contributor.author Allan, Bridie J.M.
dc.contributor.author Domenici, Paolo
dc.contributor.author Watson, Sue Ann
dc.contributor.author Munday, Philip L.
dc.contributor.author McCormick, Mark I.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-31T15:08:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-31T15:09:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-31T15:08:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-31T15:09:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-28
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.rh27t
dc.identifier.citation Allan BJM, Domenici P, Watson SA, Munday PL, McCormick MI (2017) Warming has a greater effect than elevated CO2 on predator–prey interactions in coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284(1857): 20170784.
dc.identifier.issn 0962-8452
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.143103
dc.description Ocean acidification and warming, driven by anthropogenic CO2 emissions, are considered to be among the greatest threats facing marine organisms. While each stressor in isolation has been studied extensively, there has been less focus on their combined effects, which could impact key ecological processes. We tested the independent and combined effects of short-term exposure to elevated CO2 and temperature on the predator–prey interactions of a common pair of coral reef fishes (Pomacentrus wardi and its predator, Pseudochromis fuscus). We found that predator success increased following independent exposure to high temperature and elevated CO2. Overall, high temperature had an overwhelming effect on the escape behaviour of the prey compared with the combined exposure to elevated CO2 and high temperature or the independent effect of elevated CO2. Exposure to high temperatures led to an increase in attack and predation rates. By contrast, we observed little influence of elevated CO2 on the behaviour of the predator, suggesting that the attack behaviour of P. fuscus was robust to this environmental change. This is the first study to address how the kinematics and swimming performance at the basis of predator–prey interactions may change in response to concurrent exposure to elevated CO2 and high temperatures and represents an important step to forecasting the responses of interacting species to climate change.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.rh27t/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0784
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject Predator-prey interactions
dc.subject Coral reef fish
dc.subject Interacting stressors
dc.title Data from: Warming has a greater effect than elevated CO2 on predator–prey interactions in coral reef fish
dc.type Article
prism.publicationName Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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