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Hackerott et al. (2017) report that Indo-Pacific lionfish “had no apparent effect on native prey communities” (p. 9) on continuous reef-sites of the Belizean Barrier Reef (BBR). Based on a lack of observational evidence, they challenge existing evidence for the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3455v1
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Organisms of all kinds leave genetic traces in their environments, and 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 to become a core...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3436v1
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We developed a metabarcoding method for biodiversity characterization of structurally complex natural marine hard-bottom communities. Novel primer sets for two different molecular markers: the “Leray fragment” of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase, COI, and the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3429v1
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Background Metacommunity theory is a conceptual framework addressing the interdependence of local interactions and regional processes, especially when communities have no clear boundaries and it is difficult to relate community structure and the environment at...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3380v1
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The extensive coastlines of South Africa and Namibia extends from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and encompass several major biogeographic provinces, each characterized by unique faunal and floral assemblages. Recent biogeographic studies have led to competing...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3332v1
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Shrimp fishery is one of the most important fisheries of the world. However, the low selectivity from trawl nets leads the capture of a large number of non-target species. Shrimp bycatch include a large number of fish and invertebrate species; of which fish species...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3274v1
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Algal blooms have been the subject of considerable research as they occur over various spatial and temporal scales and can produce toxins that disrupt their ecosystem. Algal blooms are often governed by nutrient availability however other limitations exist. Algae...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3218v1
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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3156v1
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Coral reefs supply millions of people with ecosystem goods and services, especially those living along tropical coastlines. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming pace. In the Caribbean, the rate of coral loss is high (5.5 – 9.2% per year)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1
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In the past decades, novel pharmaceutical compounds have been produced by a wide diverse groups of marine bacteria. These marine bacteria are potential reservoirs for antimicrobial products. In this study, we investigated 40 soil samples collected from the Great...

["Biodiversity","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2910v1
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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea, where commercial fishing appears to be the main driver of mortality. So far, information on sea turtle bycatch in Italy is limited both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2826v1
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The role of Diadema savignyi in controlling the brown microalga, Sargassum pacificum, was studied on the barrier reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. A survey of the area was conducted to determine if there was a trend between the number of D. savignyi and the amount...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2708v1
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Coral reefs are under pressure from numerous anthropogenic and natural threats. A species of vermetid worm, Dendropoma maxima, has a negative interaction with the corals it lives on. Vermetid worm interactions result in structural homogeneity of reef habitats,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2692v1
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Background. Ecosystem engineers are organisms that modify habitats and in many cases community assemblages. Mangroves (Rhizophora stylosa) on Mo’orea displace native marsh grass habitats and affect the distribution of native and non-native gastropod species. This...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2659v1
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In the face of increasing threats to biodiversity, the advancement of methods for surveying biological communities is a major priority for ecologists. Recent advances in molecular biological technologies have made it possible to detect and sequence DNA from environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2608v1
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