Yet another reef topolography in Moorea. This study sampled many different reefs and locations on each reef across the LTER.
Moorea harbors a wide diversity of both corals and fish, with intricate relationships between the two.
Moorea’s vibrant coral reefs are found in shallow water, which spurs competition between corals and fast growing photosynthetic algae.
The autumnal color contrast between trees is striking in the Forests and Biodiversity experiment of Cedar Creek LTER. Credit: Maria Park, CC BY-SA 4.0
Maria smiles after collecting leaves, on which she will measure predawn water status (water potential).