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The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26851v1
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Zooplankton plays an important role in marine ecosystems by controlling the phytoplankton population, regenerating nutrients and exporting biogenic matter. Their distribution is limited by the environmental characteristics of the pelagic realm, and potential changes...

["Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26838v1
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The deep sea, the largest and most poorly known biome on Earth, is under increasing threat from human-induced ecological impacts. Improved baseline knowledge and environmental impact assessment protocols are required to be able to alleviate potential changes in...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26820v1
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Knowledge of deep-sea species and their ecosystems is limited due to the inaccessibility of the areas and the prohibitive cost of conducting large-scale field studies. My graduate research has used predictive modeling methods to map hexactinellid sponge habitat...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26815v1
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an area-based conservation strategy commonly used to safeguard marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. Population connectivity governs the exchange of individuals among spatially fragmented habitats and is an essential criterion...

["Conservation Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26809v1
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In recent years, the Mycotheca Universitatis Taurinensis (MUT) carried out several research programs aiming to assess the marine fungal biodiversity mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, a biodiversity hotspot in the world. Several biotic and abiotic marine substrates,,...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Mycology","Taxonomy","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26805v1
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Here we demonstrate how to globally detect regions of high plankton diversity (the lower levels of the trophic chain) and also higher level consumers' diversity using satellite information of 'fluid dynamical niches' characterized by spatially and temporally different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26795v1
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In the eastern Bay of Seine, which is a representative area of coastal zones exposed to numerous anthropogenic disturbances, data from a long-term monitoring program of the benthic macrofauna based on a framework of 60 stations sampled during 7 cruises from 1988...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26751v1
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While coastal ecosystems experience increasing pressures due to human activities and climate change, measurement of functional diversity based on the biological traits analysis (BTA) is increasingly used as a tool to assess ecosystem functioning and its responses...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26746v1
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Long-term series are an essential resource to assess temporal changes in biodiversity and disentangle the relative role of external and internal factors on community dynamics. In the Bay of Morlaix, benthic samples were collected at one station in a sandy community...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26745v1
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The Canadian Arctic is facing new issues with increased marine traffic, exploration and exploitation of resources. Knowledge of the environment is needed to address these issues. Fisheries and Oceans Canada conducted a survey during summers 2012 to 2014 in the...

["Biodiversity","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26736v1
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Ongoing environmental changes and accelerating biodiversity loss raise concern and interest about the role of environmental factors and biodiversity in determining marine ecosystem functioning. This study aims to identify the main drivers of benthic ecosystem functioning...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26732v1
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Torsten Thiele, Ocean Governance, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany torsten.thiele@iass-potsdam.de High seas and deep sea governance is progressing through the UN BBNJ process. At the same time the International Seabed Authority is...

["Science Policy","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26728v1
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In order to compare stress on marine coastal ecosystems at different sites and over time we developed an Environmental Pressure Index (EPI). The index was composed of twenty-four parameters which could be observed and quantified at each site or from maps. The parameters...

["Ecology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26706v1
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Background. Copepods are the 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26689v1
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