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Interannual variability of the midsummer drought in Central America and the connection with sea surface temperatures
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 ...
Cambios en la cobertura de manglares en Bahía Culebra, Pacífico Norte de Costa Rica (1945-2010)
Changes in mangrove coverage in Culebra Bay, North Pacific of Costa Rica (1945-2010)
Los manglares tienen gran importancia ecológica, económica, riqueza natural y prestan servicios ambientales. No obstante, son amenazados por la sobreexplotación, la contaminación y el cambio de uso de suelo. Costa Rica ...
Simulated overfishing and natural eutrophication promote the relative success of a non-indigenous ascidian in coral reefs at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica
Colonial ascidians of the genus Didemnum are common fouling organisms and are typically associated with degraded ecosystems and anthropogenic structures installed in the sea. In this study, however, the non-indigenous ...
Using eDNA to determine the source of organic carbon in seagrass meadows
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 ...
Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs
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 ...
Productividad primaria en el Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe, Costa Rica
Primary productivity in the National Térraba-Sierpe Wetland, Costa Rica
Se determinó la productividad primaria (PP) del fitoplancton en un amplio sector del Humedal Nacional Térraba Sierpe (HNTS) de Costa Rica, durante la estación lluviosa del año 2008 y en la estación seca del año 2009. Seis ...
Polychaetes associated with decaying wood in Térraba mangrove, South Pacific, Costa Rica
Poliquetos asociados a madera en descomposición en el manglar de Térraba, Pacífico Sur, Costa Rica
The present study shows spatial patterns in the faunal assemblage of decaying wood and sediments, with emphasis on the polychaetes. The survey was executed across a salinity gradient in a tropical mangrove estuary of Costa ...
Natural ocean acidification at Papagayo upwelling system (north Pacific Costa Rica): implications for reef development
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 ...
Intra- and inter-annual variation in a seagrass meadow on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica: 2009-2015
Variación intra e inter anual en una pradera de pastos marinos en la costa caribeña de Costa Rica: 2009-2015
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 ...
Human Influences On Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Communities and Coral Reefs
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 ...