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Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes
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, ...
A revision of the genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the eastern Pacific. Part I: Eumuricea Verrill, 1869 revisited
Muricea is an amphi-American genus. Verrill proposed dividing the species from the Pacific Ocean into three genera and established the genus Eumuricea for five eastern Pacific species with tubular calyces. Eumuricea is ...
Desarrollo costero y ambientes marino-costeros en Bahía Culebra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Coastal development and marine ecosystems in Culebra Bay, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Bahía Culebra ha experimentado un proceso acelerado de desarrollo costero desde la implementación del proyecto Polo Turístico Golfo de Papagayo. Este trabajo analiza el cambio temporal en el estado de salud sus ecosistemas ...
Rapid bioerosion in a tropical upwelling coral reef
Coral reefs persist in an accretion-erosion balance, which is critical for understanding the natural variability of sediment production, reef accretion, and their effects on the carbonate budget. Bioerosion (i.e. biodegradation ...
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 ...
Indicator-based management recommendations for an artisanal bottom-longline fishery in Costa Rica, Central America
Recomendaciones de manejo basadas en indicadores para la pesca artesanal con líneas de fondo en Costa Rica, Centroamérica
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 ...
Importance of differentiating Orbicella reefs from gorgonian plains for ecological assessments of Caribbean reefs
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 ...
Coral Reef Conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
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
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 ...
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 ...