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  • Coral Reef Bioerosion in the Eastern Tropical Pacific 

    Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Grassian, Benjamin; Cantera Kintz, Jaime Ricardo; Carballo Cenizo, José Luis; Londoño Cruz, Edgardo (2017)
    Bioerosion, the weakening and erosion of hard substrates by boring, etching, and grazing organisms, is a major structuring force on coral reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Bioerosional processes are the main ...
  • Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Provinces, Coral Community Structure and Composition: An Overview 

    Glynn, Peter W.; Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Banks, Stuart; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Feingold, Joshua S.; Jiménez, Carlos E.; Maragos, James E.; Martínez, Priscilla; Maté Touriño, Juan Laurentino; Moanga, Diana A.; Navarrete, Sergio A.; Reyes Bonilla, Héctor; Riegl, Bernhard; Rivera, Fernando; Vargas Ángel, Bernardo; Wieters, Evie A.; Zapata, Fernando A. (2017)
    Advances in our knowledge of eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) coral reef biogeography and ecology during the past two decades are briefly reviewed. Fifteen ETP subregions are recognized, including mainland and island localities ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • New record of the starfish Ophidiaster ludwigi (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the Pacific of Mexico and Costa Rica 

    Martín Cao Romero, Carolina; Solís Marín, Francisco Alonso; Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Laguarda Figueras, Alfredo (2017)
    Ophidiaster ludwigi had been reported only from Panama and Peru. Here we add record of the genus and species for Mexico and Costa Rica; and, first time its bathymetric distribution (0-156 m)
  • Ecological assessments of the coral reef communities in the Eastern Caribbean and the effects of herbivory in influencing coral juvenile density and algal cover 

    Williams, Stacey M.; Sánchez Godínez, Cristina; Newman, Steven P.; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2017)
    Caribbean reefs have been unevenly surveyed, with many areas lacking baseline data. In this study, the current status of Orbicella reefs, a structurally complex forereef habitat, was quantified in an understudied region, ...
  • Seagrass morphometrics at species level in Moreton Bay, Australia from 2012 to 2013 

    Samper Villarreal, Jimena; Roelfsema, Chris; Kovacs, Eva M.; Adi, Novi Susetyo; Lyons, Mitchell; Mumby, Peter J.; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Saunders, Megan Irene; Phinn, Stuart R. (2017)
    Seagrass above, below and total biomass, density and leaf area, length and width were quantified at a species level for 122 sites over three sampling periods in Moreton Bay, Australia. Core samples were collected in two ...
  • 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 ...
  • New records of gelatinous zooplankton from an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific 

    Corrales Ugalde, Marco; Quesada, Andrés J.; Naranjo Elizondo, Beatriz; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2017)
    Gelatinous zooplankton are an abundant and diverse group of animals in the pelagic environment. However, knowledge of species diversity and spatial distributions, as well as their ecological role, is scarce. We present ...
  • Los accidentes acuáticos alrededor de nuestras costas y su relación con el estado del mar y de la atmósfera 

    Lizano Rodríguez, Omar G. (2017)
    Se hace una revisión de los principales fenómenos océano-atmosféricos que pueden producir accidentes acuáticos en nuestras costas, describiendo sus características, propagación y orígenes. Se recopilaron varios casos ...
  • 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 ...
  • Echinoderm diversity of a tropical estuary in the largest river basin of the Costa Rican Pacific, Eastern Tropical Pacific 

    Azofeifa Solano, Juan Carlos; Mena González, Sebastián; Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Chacón Monge, José Leonardo; Clarke, Tayler McLellan; Herrera Correal, Juliana; Wehrtmann, Ingo S. (2017)
    Echinoderms within the Eastern Tropical Pacific have mainly been studied in association with coral reefs. Investigations on echinoderms associated with soft-bottoms and estuaries are still scarce. The present study reports ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Using eDNA to determine the source of organic carbon in seagrass meadows 

    Reef, Ruth; Atwood, Trisha B.; Samper Villarreal, Jimena; Adame, Maria Fernanda; Sampayo, Eugenia M.; Lovelock, Catherine E. (2017)
    Seagrasses sequester globally significant amounts of carbon (C), which is stored mainly in the sediment. BothC fixation by the seagrass (autochthonous) and the trapping of organic matter that is derived from outside ...
  • Eastern Pacific 

    Ruiz Robinson, Néstor Manuel; Fernández García, Cindy; Riosmena Rodríguez, Rafael; Rosas Alquicira, Edgar F.; Konar, Brenda; Chenelot, Heloise; Jewett, Stephen C.; Melzer, Roland R.; Meyer, Roland; Försterra, Günter; Häussermann, Vreni; Macaya, Erasmo C. (2017)
    In the Eastern Pacific (EP) the only region where rhodolith beds have been well studied in terms of taxonomy, ecology, distribution and conservation status is the Gulf of California. Outside this region the knowledge of ...
  • Coral Reef Conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific 

    Alvarado Barrientos, Juan José; Aburto Oropeza, Octavio; Abad Godoy, Rubén Darío; Barraza Sandoval, José Enrique; Brandt, Margarita; Cantera Kintz, Jaime Ricardo; Estrada, Priscilla; Gaymer, Carlos F.; Guzmán Mora, Ana Gloria; Herlan, James J.; Maté Touriño, Juan Laurentino (2017)
    This chapter reviews and evaluates coral reef conservation strategies along the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP), a narrow biogeographic region on the Pacific American coast that extends from southern Baja California, Mexico ...
  • Human Influences On Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Communities and Coral Reefs 

    Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Reyes Bonilla, Héctor (2016)
    Coral reefs world-wide have been impacted by direct and indirect human activity and natural disturbances. This has led to the degradation and disappearance of many reef structures. On a basin-wide scale, the natural impact ...
  • Reef flattening effects on total richness and species responses in the Caribbean 

    Newman, Steven P.; Meesters, Erik H.; Dryden, Charlie S.; Williams, Stacey M.; Sánchez, Cristina; Mumby, Peter J.; Polunin, Nicholas V. C. (2015-09-06)
    1. There has been ongoing flattening of Caribbean coral reefs with the loss of habitat having severe implications for these systems. Complexity and its structural components are important to fish species richness and ...
  • 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 ...

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