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Satellite chlorophyll (chl) observations have repeatedly observed 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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26961v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26950v1
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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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