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    • Evaluation of Extreme Waves Associated with Cyclonic Activity on San Andrés Island in the Caribbean Sea since 1900 

      Ortiz Royero, Juan Carlos; Plazas Moreno, José Manuel; Lizano Rodríguez, Omar G. (2015)
      San Andrés Island is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Caribbean Sea. The extreme waves associated with storms and hurricanes since 1900 were studied. A total of 17 important events was identified in ...
    • Feeding ecology of common demersal elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica inferred from stable isotope and stomach content analyses 

      Espinoza Mendiola, Mario; Munroe, Samantha E. M.; Clarke, Tayler McLellan; Fisk, Aaron T.; Wehrtmann, Ingo S. (2015)
      Knowledge of the feeding ecology and trophic interactions of marine species is essential to understanding food web dynamics and developing ecosystem-based management approaches. Given that many top predatory fishes have ...
    • Fishes from the Tusubres River basin, Pacific coast, Costa Rica: checklist, identification key and photographic album 

      Angulo Sibaja, Arturo; Molina Arias, Alex; Murase, Atsunobu; Miyazaki, Yusuke; Bussing Burhaus, William Albert; López Sánchez, Myrna I. (2015-05)
      A checklist of the fishes of the Tusubres River basin, Pacific coast of Costa Rica, compiled from field and museum surveys is herein presented. A total of 54 species, representing 47 genera and 27 families, were recorded. ...
    • Fixed-Nitrogen Loss Associated with Sinking Zooplankton Carcasses in a Coastal Oxygen Minimum Zone (Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica) 

      Stief, Peter; Lundgaard, Ann Sofie Birch; Morales Ramírez, Álvaro; Thamdrup, Bo; Glud, Ronnie N. (2017)
      Oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) in the ocean are of key importance for pelagic fixed-nitrogen loss (N-loss) through microbial denitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox). Recent studies document that zooplankton ...
    • Gastropods and bivalves taken as by-catch in the deep-water shrimp trawl-fishery along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America 

      Villalobos Rojas, Fresia; Azofeifa Solano, Juan Carlos; Camacho García, Yolanda E.; Wehrtmann, Ingo S. (2017)
      Deep-water habitats are among the least studied but most vulnerable environments. By-catch data from deep-water fisheries in Latin America are limited, and detailed reports on associated molluscs are scarce. This study ...
    • Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes 

      Mora, Camilo; Aburto Oropeza, Octavio; Ayala Bocos, Arturo; Ayotte, Paula M.; Banks, Stuart; Bauman, Andrew G.; Beger, Maria; Bessudo, Sandra; Booth, David J.; Brokovich, Eran; Brooks, Andrew; Chabanet, Pascale; Cinner, Joshua E.; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Cruz Motta, Juan José; Cupul Magaña, Amilcar Levi; DeMartini, Edward E.; Edgar, Graham J.; Feary, David A.; Ferse, Sebastian C. A.; Friedlander, Alan M.; Gaston, Kevin J.; Gough, Charlotte; Graham, Nicholas A. J.; Green, Alison; Guzmán Espinal, Héctor M.; Hardt, Marah J.; Kulbicki, Michel; Letourneur, Yves; López Pérez, Andrés; Loreau, Michel; Loya, Yossi; Martínez Iglesias, Camilo Ernesto; Mascareñas Osorio, Ismael; Morove, Tau; Nadon, Marc Olivier; Nakamura, Yohei; Paredes Ríos, Gustavo; Polunin, Nicholas V. C.; Pratchett, Morgan S.; Reyes Bonilla, Héctor; Rivera, Fernando; Sala, Enric; Sandin, Stuart A.; Soler, German; Stuart Smith, Rick D.; Tessier, Emmanuel; Tittensor, Derek P.; Tupper, Mark; Usseglio, Paolo; Vigliola, Laurent; Wantiez, Laurent; Williams, Ivor; Wilson, Shaun K.; Zapata, Fernando A. (2011)
      Difficulties in scaling up theoretical and experimental results have raised controversy over the consequences of biodiversity loss for the functioning of natural ecosystems. Using a global survey of reef fish assemblages, ...
    • Hierarchical spatial patterns in Caribbean reef benthic assemblages 

      Williams, Stacey M.; Chollett, Iliana; Roff, George; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Dryden, Charlie S.; Mumby, Peter J. (2015)
      Aim: Coral assemblages on Caribbean reefs have largely been considered to be biogeographically homogeneous at a regional scale. We reassess this in three taxa (corals, sponges and octocorals) using three community attributes ...
    • Importance of differentiating Orbicella reefs from gorgonian plains for ecological assessments of Caribbean reefs 

      Williams, Stacey M.; Mumby, Peter J.; Chollett, Iliana; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2015)
      Region-wide assessments of coral cover typically rely on meta-analyses of small-scale ecological studies which have combined different coral reef habitats. This is particularly problematic on forereefs where at least 2 ...
    • Indicator-based management recommendations for an artisanal bottom-longline fishery in Costa Rica, Central America 

      Bystrom, Andy Benjamin; Naranjo Madrigal, Helven; Wehrtmann, Ingo S. (2017)
      There is a growing need to strengthen the small-scale fishing sector with emerging governance methods that improve fishers’ threatened livelihoods. Therefore, this study’s aim was to develop management ...
    • Interannual variability of the midsummer drought in Central America and the connection with sea surface temperatures 

      Maldonado Mora, Tito José; Rutgersson, Anna; Alfaro Martínez, Eric J.; Amador Astúa, Jorge Alberto; Claremar, Björn (2016)
      The midsummer drought (MSD) in Central America is characterised in order to create annual indexes representing the timing of its phases (start, minimum and end), and other features relevant for MSD forecasting such as the ...
    • Intra- and inter-annual variation in a seagrass meadow on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica: 2009-2015 

      Loría Naranjo, Margarita; Samper Villarreal, Jimena; Sandoval Siles, Marylaura; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2018)
      Seagrass beds are an important ecosystem on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. At Cahuita National Park (CNP) a seagrass bed at Perezoso has been monitored continually since 1999 within the CARICOMP program. Thalassia ...
    • Macrofauna bentónica de las playas de arena del Área de Conservación Osa, Puntarenas, Pacífico Sur de Costa Rica 

      Corrales Ugalde, Marco; Sibaja Cordero, Jeffrey Alejandro (2015)
      Se describe la diversidad y composición de especies las playas de arena del Pacífico Sur de Costa Rica. En las playas de arena de la región, se colectó individuos de la infauna por medio de barrenos. Para la zona de entre ...
    • Marine biodiversity baseline for Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica: published records 

      Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2017)
      The diversity of tropical marine organisms has not been studied as intensively as the terrestrial biota worldwide. Additionally, marine biodiversity research in the tropics lags behind other regions. The 43,000 ha Sector ...
    • Marine Biodiversity in the Caribbean: Regional Estimates and Distribution Patterns 

      Miloslavich de Klein, Patricia; Díaz Merlano, Juan Manuel; Klein Salas, Eduardo; Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Díaz, Cristina; Gobin, Judith F.; Escobar Briones, Elva; Cruz Motta, Juan José; Weil, Ernesto; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Bastidas, Carolina; Robertson, Ross; Zapata, Fernando A.; Martín Zazo, Alberto; Castillo, Julio; Kazandjian, Aniuska; Ortíz, Manuel (2010)
      This paper provides an analysis of the distribution patterns of marine biodiversity and summarizes the major activities of the Census of Marine Life program in the Caribbean region. The coastal Caribbean region is a large ...
    • Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs 

      Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Enochs, Ian C.; Sibaja Cordero, Jeffrey Alejandro; Hernández, Luis; Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Breedy Shadid, Odalisca; Cruz Barraza, José Antonio; Esquivel Garrote, Octavio; Fernández García, Cindy; Hermosillo, Alicia; Kaiser, Kirstie L.; Medina Rosas, Pedro; Morales Ramírez, Álvaro; Pacheco, Cristian; Pérez Matus, Alejandro; Reyes Bonilla, Héctor; Riosmena Rodríguez, Rafael; Sánchez Noguera, Celeste; Wieters, Evie A.; Zapata, Fernando A. (2017)
      The eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) is an isolated oceanic region exposed to extreme oceanographic conditions, including low salinity, low pH, high temperatures during El Niño, and low temperatures during La Niña and seasonal ...
    • Un método para evaluar el enriquecimiento de metales en sedimentos marinos en Costa Rica 

      Lizano Rodríguez, Omar G.; Alfaro Martínez, Eric J.; Salazar Matarrita, Alfonso (Revista Biología Tropical 60 (2): 197-211, 2012-04-01)
      A method to evaluate metal enrichment in marine sediments. In order to evaluate metal enrichment in sediments , a method is proposed and tested in Bahia Culebra and the Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica through the normalization ...
    • Molecular Assisted Identification Reveals Hidden Red Algae Diversity from the Burica Peninsula, Pacific Panama 

      Freshwater, David Wilson; Idol, Jennifer N.; Parham, Seth L.; Fernández García, Cindy; León, Noemi; Gabrielson, Paul W.; Wysor, Brian (2017)
      The marine flora of Panama harbors a rich diversity of green, red and brown algae,and despite chronic understudy, it is reported as the second most diverse marine flora along thePacific Central American coast, with 174 ...
    • Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (north Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development 

      Sánchez Noguera, Celeste; Stuhldreier, Ines; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Jiménez Centeno, Carlos; Morales Ramírez, Álvaro; Wild, Christian; Rixen, Tim (2018)
      Numerous experiments have shown that ocean acidification impedes coral calcification, but knowledge about in situ reef ecosystem response to ocean acidification is still scarce. Bahía Culebra, situated at the northern ...
    • NC10 bacteria in marine oxygen minimum zones 

      Padilla, Cory Cruz; Bristow, Laura Anne; Sarode, Neha; Garcia Robledo, Emilio; Gómez Ramírez, Eddy; Benson, Catherine R.; Bourbonnais, Annie; Altabet, Mark A.; Girguis, Peter R.; Thamdrup, Bo; Stewart, Frank J. (2016-08-10)
      Bacteria of the NC10 phylum link anaerobic methane oxidation to nitrite denitrification through a unique O2-producing intra-aerobic methanotrophy pathway. A niche for NC10 in the pelagic ocean has not been confirmed. We ...
    • New record of Stellamedusa ventana Raskoff & Matsumoto, 2004 in the Eastern Tropical Pacific 

      Corrales Ugalde, Marco; Morales Ramírez, Álvaro (2019-02)
      Three specimens of the rare scyphozoan Stellamedusa ventana Raskoff & Matsumoto, 2004 were collected during a vertical plankton tow on April 2013 in a shallow bay on the Eastern Tropical Pacific that was sampled eight times ...