Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Pelagic pteropods Limacina helicina are widespread and can play an important role in the food webs and in biosedimentation in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems. Previous publications have shown differences in the genetic structure of populations of L....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5709
84 downloads
650 views

The most abundant and ubiquitous microbes in the surface ocean use light as an energy source, capturing it via complex chlorophyll-based photosystems or simple retinal-based rhodopsins. Studies in various ocean regimes compared the abundance of these mechanisms,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5798
147 downloads
671 views

Marine sponges host complex microbial consortia that vary in their abundance, diversity and stability amongst host species. While our understanding of sponge-microbe interactions has dramatically increased over the past decade, little is known about how sponges...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5625
86 downloads
618 views

Global warming is leading to many unprecedented changes in the ocean-climate system. Sea levels are rising at an increasing rate and are amplifying the impact of storm surges along coastlines. As variability in the timing and strength of storm surges has been shown...

["Animal Behavior","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5786
106 downloads
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We use a novel individual-based model (IBM) to simulate larval dispersal around the island of Moloka‘i in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Our model uses ocean current output from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model (MITgcm) as well as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5688
76 downloads
565 views

Background Gastropods of the genus Provanna are abundant and widely distributed in deep-sea chemosynthetic environments with seven extant species described in the northwestern Pacific. Methods We investigated the population history and connectivity of five Provanna...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5673
78 downloads
333 views

Background Denitrification is one of the main pathways of the N-cycle, during which nitrate is converted to dinitrogen gas, in four consecutive reactions that are each catalyzed by a different metalloenzyme. One of the intermediate metabolites is nitrous oxide,...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5603
97 downloads
421 views

Background Copepods are major secondary producers in the World Ocean. They represent an important link between phytoplankton, microzooplankton and higher trophic levels such as fish. They are an important source of food for many fish species but also a significant...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5562
152 downloads
501 views

Satellite chlorophyll a (chl a) observations have repeatedly noted summertime phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG), a region of open ocean that is far removed from any land-derived or Ekman upwelling nutrient sources. These blooms are...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5387
163 downloads
611 views

Sponges are ubiquitous on coral reefs, mostly long lived and therefore adaptive to changing environmental conditions. They feed on organic matter withdrawn from the passing water and they may harbor microorganisms (endosymbionts), which contribute to their nutrition....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5460
129 downloads
873 views

The invasive Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, is ubiquitous in the rocky intertidal zone of the western North Atlantic. A likely contributor to this colonization is that H. sanguineus is able to handle a wide range of salinities, and is thus more likely...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5446
170 downloads
939 views

Most coral reefs have recently experienced acute changes in benthic community structure, generally involving dominance shifts from slow-growing hard corals to fast-growing benthic invertebrates and fleshy photosynthesizers. Besides overfishing, increased nutrification...

["Ecology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5419
614 downloads
4,606 views

Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
1 citation
135 downloads
621 views

To assess protistan grazing impact and temperature sensitivity on plankton population dynamics, we measured bulk and species-specific phytoplankton growth and herbivorous protist grazing rates in Disko Bay, West Greenland in April-May 2011. Rate estimates were...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5264
1 citation
116 downloads
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Deep-sea corals can create a highly complex, three-dimensional structure that facilitates sediment accumulation and influences adjacent sediment environments through altered hydrodynamic regimes. Infaunal communities adjacent to different coral types, including...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5276

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