Data from : The SAMI Galaxy Survey: observing the environmental quenching of star formation in GAMA groups

  • Adam L. Schaefer (Creator)
  • Scott M. Croom (Creator)
  • N. Scott (Creator)
  • Sarah Brough (Creator)
  • James T. Allen (Creator)
  • Kenji Bekki (Creator)
  • Joss Bland-Hawthorn (Creator)
  • Jessica V. Bloom (Creator)
  • Julia J. Bryant (Creator)
  • Luca Cortese (Creator)
  • Luke Davies (Creator)
  • Christoph Federrath (Creator)
  • Lisa M R Fogarty (Creator)
  • A. W. Green (Creator)
  • Brent Groves (Creator)
  • Andrew M. Hopkins (Creator)
  • Iraklis S. Konstantopoulos (Creator)
  • Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Creator)
  • Jon S. Lawrence (Creator)
  • Rebecca McElroy (Creator)



We explore the radial distribution of star formation in galaxies in the SAMI Galaxy Survey as a function of their Local Group environment. Using a sample of galaxies in groups (with halo masses less than ∼eq 10^{14} M_☉) from the Galaxy And Mass Assembly Survey, we find signatures of environmental quenching in high-mass groups (M_{ G} > 10^{12.5} M_{☉}). The mean integrated specific star formation rate (sSFR) of star-forming galaxies in high-mass groups is lower than for galaxies in low-mass groups or those that are ungrouped, with ∆ log ( sSFR/yr^{-1}) = 0.45 ± 0.07. This difference is seen at all galaxy stellar masses. In high-mass groups, star-forming galaxies more massive than M_{*} ∼ 10^{10} M_{☉} have centrally concentrated star formation. These galaxies also lie below the star formation main sequence, which suggests they may be undergoing outside-in quenching. Lower mass galaxies in high-mass groups do not show evidence of concentrated star formation. In groups less massive than M_{ G} = 10^{12.5} M_{☉}, we do not observe these trends. In this regime, we find a modest correlation between centrally concentrated star formation and an enhancement in the total star formation rate, consistent with triggered star formation in these galaxies.
Date made availableMar 2019
PublisherSAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)


  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: interactions
  • galaxies: star formation
  • galaxies: structure
  • galaxies: groups: general
  • Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies

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