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Representing Taxonomic, Phylogenetic And Functional Diversity: New Challenges For Mediterranean Marine-Protected Areas, Francois Guilhaumon, Camille Albouy, Et Al, Christine N. Meynard Feb 2015

Representing Taxonomic, Phylogenetic And Functional Diversity: New Challenges For Mediterranean Marine-Protected Areas, Francois Guilhaumon, Camille Albouy, Et Al, Christine N. Meynard

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To assess gaps in the representation of taxonomic, phylogenetic and func- tional diversity among coastal fishes in Mediterranean marine-protected areas (MPAs).


Decline And Local Extinction Of Caribbean Eusocial Shrimp, J. Emmett Duffy, Kenneth S. Macdonald, Kristin M. Hultgren, Tin Chi Solomon Chak, Dustin Rubenstein Jan 2013

Decline And Local Extinction Of Caribbean Eusocial Shrimp, J. Emmett Duffy, Kenneth S. Macdonald, Kristin M. Hultgren, Tin Chi Solomon Chak, Dustin Rubenstein

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The tropical shrimp genus Synalpheus includes the only eusocial marine animals. In much of the Caribbean, eusocial species have dominated the diverse fauna of sponge-dwelling shrimp in coral rubble for at least the past two decades. Here we document a recent, dramatic decline and apparent local extinction of eusocial shrimp species on the Belize Barrier Reef. Our collections from shallow reefs in central Belize in 2012 failed to locate three of the four eusocial species formerly abundant in the area, and showed steep declines in colony size and increases in frequency of queenless colonies prior to their disappearance. Concordant with ...


Detecting The Influence Of Initial Pioneers On Succession At Deep-Sea Vents, Lauren S. Mullineaux, Nadine Le Bris, Susan W. Mills, Pauline Henri, Skylar R. Bayer, Richard G. Secrist, Nam Siu Jan 2012

Detecting The Influence Of Initial Pioneers On Succession At Deep-Sea Vents, Lauren S. Mullineaux, Nadine Le Bris, Susan W. Mills, Pauline Henri, Skylar R. Bayer, Richard G. Secrist, Nam Siu

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Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are subject to major disturbances that alter the physical and chemical environment and eradicate the resident faunal communities. Vent fields are isolated by uninhabitable deep seafloor, so recolonization via dispersal of planktonic larvae is critical for persistence of populations. We monitored colonization near 9 degrees 50'N on the East Pacific Rise following a catastrophic eruption in order to address questions of the relative contributions of pioneer colonists and environmental change to variation in species composition, and the role of pioneers at the disturbed site in altering community structure elsewhere in the region. Pioneer colonists included two ...