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Andrew H. Baird, James Cook University
James R. Guest, Newcastle University
Alasdair J. Edwards, Newcastle University
Andrew G. Bauman, National University of SingaporeFollow
Jessica Bouwmeester, Smithsonian Institution, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Hanaka Mera, James Cook University
David Abrego, Southern Cross University
Mariana Alvera-Noriega, James Cook University
Russel C. Babcock, CSIRO
Miguel B. Barbosa, University of St Andrews
Victor Bonito, Coral Coast Conservation Center
John Burt, New York University Abu Dhabi
Patrick C. Cabaitan, University of the Philippines
Ching-Fong Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University
Suchana Chavanich, Chulalongkorn University
Chaolun A. Chen, Academia Sinica
Chieh-Jhen Chen, National Taiwan Ocean University
Wei-Jen Chen, National Taiwan Ocean University
Fung-Chen Chung, Reef Guardian Sdn. Bhd.
Sean R. Connolly, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Vivian R. Cumbo, Macquarie University
Maria Dornelas, University of St Andrews
Christopher Doropoulos, CSIRO
Gal Eyal, The University of Queensland
Lee Eyal-Shaham, Bar-Ilan University
Nur Fadli, Syiah Kuala University
Joana Figueiredo, Nova Southeastern UniversityFollow
Jean-François Flot, Université libre de Bruxelles
Sze-Hoon Gan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Elizabeth Gomez, University of the Philippines
Erin M. Graham, James Cook University
Mila Grinblat, James Cook University
Nataly Gutiérrez-Isaza, The University of Queensland
Saki Harii, University of the Ryukyus
Peter L. Harrison, Southern Cross University
Masayuki Hatta, Ochanomizu University
Nina Ann Jin Ho, Xiamen University Malaysia
Gaetan Hoarau
Mia Hoogenboom, James Cook University
Emily J. Howells, University of Wollongong
Akira Iguchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Naoko Isomura, Okinawa College
Emmeline A. Jamodiong, University of the Ryukyus
Suppakarn Jandang, Chulalongkorn University
Jude Keyse, Glenala State High School
Seiya Kitanobo, University of the Ryukyus
Narinratana Kongjandtre, Burapha University
Chao-Yang Kuo, Academia Sinica
Charlon Ligson, University of the Philippines
Che-Hung Lin, Academia Sinica
Jeffrey Low, National Biodiversity Centre, Singapore
Yossi Loya, Tel-Aviv University
Elizaldy A. Maboloc, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Joshua S. Madin, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Takuma Mezaki, Kuroshio Biological Research Foundation
Choo Min, National University of Singapore
Masaya Morita, University of the Ryukyus
Aurelie Moya, James Cook University
Su-Hwei Neo, National University of Singapore
Matthew R. Nitschke, Victoria University of Wellington
Satoshi Nojima
Yoko Nozawa, Academia Sinica
Srisakul Piromvaragorn
Sakanan Plathong, Prince of Songkla University
Eneour Puill-Stephan, Sustainable Research Vessel, Landéda
Kate Quigley, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Catalina Ramirez-Portilla, Université libre de Bruxelles
Gerard Ricardo, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Kazuhiko Sakai, University of the Ryukyus
Eugenia Sampayo, The University of Queensland
Tom Shlesinger, Florida Institute of Technology
Leony Sikim, Reef Guardian Sdn. Bhd
Chris Simpson
Carrie A. Sims, The University of Queensland
Frederic Sinniger, University of the Ryukyus
Davies A. Spiji, Reef Guardian Sdn. Bhd
Tracy Tabalanza, University of the Philippines
Chung-Hong Tan, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Tullia I. Terraneo, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Gergely Torda, James Cook University
James True, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Karenne Tun, National Biodiversity Centre, Singapore
Kareen Vicentuan, National University of Singapore
Voranop Viyakarn, Chulalongkorn University
Zarinah Waheed, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Selina Ward, The University of Queensland
Bette Willis, James Cook University
Rachael M. Woods, Macquarie University
Erika S. Woolsey, The Hydrous
Hiromi H. Yamamoto, Okinawa Churashima Research Center
Syafyudin Yusuf, Hasanuddin University

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The discovery of multi-species synchronous spawning of scleractinian corals on the Great Barrier Reef in the 1980s stimulated an extraordinary effort to document spawning times in other parts of the globe. Unfortunately, most of these data remain unpublished which limits our understanding of regional and global reproductive patterns. The Coral Spawning Database (CSD) collates much of these disparate data into a single place. The CSD includes 6178 observations (3085 of which were unpublished) of the time or day of spawning for over 300 scleractinian species in 61 genera from 101 sites in the Indo-Pacific. The goal of the CSD is to provide open access to coral spawning data to accelerate our understanding of coral reproductive biology and to provide a baseline against which to evaluate any future changes in reproductive phenology.


The authors would like to thank the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies for funding the Coral Spawning Workshop in Singapore in 2017 where the database was initially developed.

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