Université de Fribourg

Photic stress on coral reefs in the Maldives: The Amphistegina bleaching index

Stainbank, Stephanie ; Spezzaferri, ⁎, Silvia ; Beccari, Valentina ; Hallock, Pamela ; Adams, Arthur ; Angeloz, Aurelie ; Basso, Daniela ; Caragnano, Annalisa ; Piero, Nicolo Del ; Dietsche, atrick ; Eymard, Ines ; Farley, Nicholas ; Fau, Marine ; Foubert, Anneleen ; Lauper, Bruno ; Lehmann, Anael ; Maillet, Marine ; Negga, Haileyesus ; Ordonez, Luis ; Peyrotty, Giovan ; Rime, Valentin ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Schoellhorn, Iris ; Vimpere, Lucas

In: Ecological Indicators, 2020, vol. 113, p. 106257

The Amphistegina Bleaching Index (ABI) was applied to three Maldivian reefs in the Rasdhoo and North Ari Atolls in 2018, during normal sea surface temperature conditions. This dataset was then compared with a 2015, pre-coral bleaching study. The results provide a context for the verification and application of the ABI in outlining the photo-inhibitory stress status of coral reefs outside of...