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  • 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, Juan L. (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 ...
  • Polychaetes associated with decaying wood in Térraba mangrove, South Pacific, Costa Rica 

    Sibaja Cordero, Jeffrey Alejandro; Echeverría Sáenz, Silvia (2015)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Widespread local chronic stressors in Caribbean coastal habitats 

    Chollett, Iliana; Collin, Rachel; Bastidas, Carolina; Cróquer, Aldo; Gayle, Peter M. H.; Jordán Dahlgren, Eric; Patterson, Heather M.; Koltes, Karen H.; Oxenford, Hazel A.; Rodríguez Ramírez, Alberto; Weil, Ernesto; Alemu I., Jahson B.; Bone, David; Buchan, Kenneth C.; Creary Ford, Marcia; Escalante Mancera, Edgar; Garzón Ferreira, Jaime; Guzmán Espinal, Héctor M.; Kjerfve, Björn; Klein Salas, Eduardo; McCoy, Croy; Potts, Arthur C.; Ruíz Rentería, Francisco; Smith, Struan R.; Tschirky, John J.; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2017)
    Coastal ecosystems and the livelihoods they support are threatened by stressors acting at global and local scales. Here we used the data produced by the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity program (CARICOMP), the longest, ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caribbean-Wide, Long-Term Study of Seagrass Beds Reveals Local Variations, Shifts in Community Structure and Occasional Collapse 

    van Tussenbroek, Brigitta I.; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Collin, Rachel; Fonseca Escalante, Ana Cecilia; Gayle, Peter M. H.; Guzmán Espinal, Héctor M.; Jácome, Gabriel E.; Juman, Rahanna; Koltes, Karen H.; Oxenford, Hazel A.; Rodríguez Ramírez, Alberto; Samper Villarreal, Jimena; Smith, Struan R.; Tschirky, John J.; Weil, Ernesto; Hewitt, Judi (2014)
    The CARICOMP monitoring network gathered standardized data from 52 seagrass sampling stations at 22 sites (mostly Thalassia testudinum-dominated beds in reef systems) across the Wider Caribbean twice a year over the period ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Effects of simulated overfishing on the succession of benthic algae and invertebrates in an upwelling-influenced coral reef of Pacific Costa Rica 

    Roth, Florian; Stuhldreier, Ines; Sánchez Noguera, Celeste; Morales Ramírez, Álvaro; Wild, Christian (2015)
    Overfishing and nutrient enrichment are among the major local stressors to coral reefs worldwide, as they can alter the benthic reef community by promoting fast growing algae and bioeroders. The Northern coast of Pacific ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rapid bioerosion in a tropical upwelling coral reef 

    Wizemann, André; Nandini, Sri D.; Stuhldreier, Ines; Sánchez Noguera, Celeste; Wisshak, Max; Westphal, Hildegard; Rixen, Tim; Wild, Christian; Reymond, Claire E. (2018)
    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 ...
  • Desarrollo costero y ambientes marino-costeros en Bahía Culebra, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 

    Sánchez Noguera, Celeste; Cortés Núñez, Jorge; Jiménez Centeno, Carlos (2018-04-01)
    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 ...
  • Analysis of the Latin American west coast rainfall predictability using an ENSO index 

    Cid Serrano, Luis Ramón; Ramírez Buelvas, Sandra Milena; Alfaro Martínez, Eric J.; Enfield, David B. (2015)
    El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la probabilidad de ocurrencia de estaciones lluviosas o secas a lo largo de la costa oeste de Centro y Sudamérica, mediante la construcción de perfiles latitudinales para la ...

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