Student Presenter Information

Allison Roberts, Old Dominion UniversityFollow

Presentation Type

Event

Keywords

Pomacentridae, Extinction risk, Damselfish, Climate change

Disciplines

Aquaculture and Fisheries | Biology

Description/Abstract

The family Pomacentridae is among the most diverse of the perciformes, boasting 400 different species of damselfish. These fish are found in coral reefs of varying depths around the world, most of which risk great damage due to climate change. In addition, many species are key components of the ornamental aquarium trade. Considering these threats, the importance of examining the state of Pomacentridae is paramount in examining the health of our oceans. Using IUCN Red List methods, preliminary data suggests some species of damselfish are at elevated risk of extinction.

Comments

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kent Carpenter

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

Start Date

13-2-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 11:15 AM

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Feb 13th, 10:15 AM Feb 13th, 11:15 AM

Damsels in Distress: A Preliminary Assessment of Pomacentridae Extinction Risk

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Conference Room 1310

The family Pomacentridae is among the most diverse of the perciformes, boasting 400 different species of damselfish. These fish are found in coral reefs of varying depths around the world, most of which risk great damage due to climate change. In addition, many species are key components of the ornamental aquarium trade. Considering these threats, the importance of examining the state of Pomacentridae is paramount in examining the health of our oceans. Using IUCN Red List methods, preliminary data suggests some species of damselfish are at elevated risk of extinction.