Peer-reviewed Articles

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The complexity and scales of the processes that shape communities of marine benthic macroinvertebrates has limited our understanding of their assembly mechanisms and the potential to make projections of their spatial and temporal dynamics. Individual-based models...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5038
127 downloads
504 views

Microbes are central to the structuring and functioning of marine ecosystems. Given the remarkable diversity of the ocean microbiome, uncovering marine microbial taxa remains a fundamental challenge in microbial ecology. However, there has been little effort, thus...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4781
107 downloads
557 views

Ocean acidification significantly affects marine organisms in several ways, with complex interactions. Seaweeds might benefit from rising CO2 through increased photosynthesis and carbon acquisition, with subsequent higher growth rates. However, changes in seaweed...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4377
201 downloads
1,621 views

We can recover genetic information from organisms of all kinds using environmental sampling. In recent years, sequencing this environmental DNA (eDNA) has become a tractable means of surveying many species using water, air, or soil samples. The technique is beginning...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4521
102 downloads
482 views

Tropical estuaries are highly productive and support diverse benthic assemblages within mangroves and tidal flats habitats. Determining differences and similarities of benthic assemblages within estuarine habitats and between regional ecosystems may provide scientific...

["Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4441
92 downloads
350 views

Spatial and temporal density and biomass of the infaunal mollusk Anomalocardia flexuosa (Linnaeus, 1767) evaluated a tidal plain at Goiana estuary (Northeast Brazil). Three hundred and sixty core samples were taken during an annual cycle from three intertidal habitats...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4332
3 citations
423 downloads
1,701 views

Interest in the ecology of sponges on coral reefs has grown in recent years with mounting evidence that sponges are becoming dominant members of reef communities, particularly in the Caribbean. New estimates of water column processing by sponge pumping activities...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4343
147 downloads
985 views

Photosynthates released by benthic primary producers (BPP), such as reef algae and scleractinian corals, fuel the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) production on tropical coral reefs. DOC concentrations near BPP have repeatedly been observed to be elevated compared...

["Biochemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3456
2 citations
251 downloads
1,586 views

Temperature and salinity are important abiotic factors for aquatic invertebrates. We investigated the influence of different salinity regimes on thermotolerance, energy metabolism and cellular stress defense mechanisms in amphipods Gammarus lacustris Sars from...

["Biochemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2657
1 citation
168 downloads
959 views

Salinity is one of the most important factors that affect the fish growth and survival. Superoxide dismutases (SODs), as the primary antioxidant enzymes, play a first role in the process of preventing oxidative stress caused by excessive superoxide anion (O ${}_{2}^{-}$...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Biological Oceanography","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2149
1 citation
302 downloads
1,814 views

On Hawaiian reefs, the fast-growing, invasive algae Gracilaria salicornia overgrows coral heads, restricting water flow and light, thereby smothering corals. Field data shows hypoxic conditions (dissolved oxygen (DO2) < 2 mg/L) occurring underneath algal mats at...

["Biochemistry","Biological Oceanography","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1956
1 citation
202 downloads
1,157 views

This study investigated the response of the ichthyoplankton community to environmental changes in the Yangtze Estuary using canonical correspondence analysis. Ichthyoplankton community and environmental data were recorded during the autumns of 1998, 2000, 2002,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biological Oceanography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1922
8 citations
443 downloads
2,064 views

Primary production in coastal waters is generally nitrogen (N) limited with denitrification outpacing nitrogen fixation (N2-fixation). However, recent work suggests that we have potentially underestimated the importance of heterotrophic sediment N2-fixation in...

["Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1615
6 citations
499 downloads
1,704 views

Ocean acidification (OA) is not an isolated threat, but acts in concert with other impacts on ecosystems and species. Coastal marine invertebrates will have to face the synergistic interactions of OA with other global and local stressors. One local factor, common...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.538
34 citations
919 downloads
3,500 views

Despite the heightened awareness of ocean acidification (OA) effects on marine organisms, few studies empirically juxtapose biological responses to CO2 manipulations across functionally distinct primary producers, particularly benthic algae. Algal responses to...

["Biological Oceanography","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.411

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