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DNA Barcoding: Error Rates Based on Comprehensive Sampling
TLDR
This is the first examination of barcoding performance in a comprehensively sampled, diverse group (cypraeid marine gastropods, or cowries) and employs a novel phylogenetic approach to calculate intraspecific variation and interspecific divergence.
Baselines and Degradation of Coral Reefs in the Northern Line Islands
TLDR
Protection from overfishing and pollution appears to increase the resilience of reef ecosystems to the effects of global warming, and reefs without people exhibited less coral disease and greater coral recruitment relative to more inhabited reefs.
Conventional taxonomy obscures deep divergence between Pacific and Atlantic corals
TLDR
Although Pacific reefs have larger numbers of more narrowly distributed species, and therefore rank higher in biodiversity hotspot analyses, the deep evolutionary distinctiveness of many Atlantic corals should also be considered when setting conservation priorities.
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE PANTROPICAL SEA URCHIN EUCIDARIS IN RELATION TO LAND BARRIERS AND OCEAN CURRENTS
TLDR
The phylogeny of Eucidaris confirms Ernst Mayr's conclusions that major barriers to the dispersal of tropical echinoids have been the wide stretch of deep water between central and eastern Pacific, the cold water off the southwest coast of Africa, and the Isthmus of Panama and suggests that a colonization event in the eastern Pacific has led to speciation between mainland and island populations.
FINE SCALE ENDEMISM ON CORAL REEFS: ARCHIPELAGIC DIFFERENTIATION IN TURBINID GASTROPODS
TLDR
It is shown that the gastropod Astralium “rhodostomum” has developed endemic clades on almost every Pacific archipelago sampled, a pattern unprecedented in marine biogeography, and reminiscent of the terrestrial biota of oceanic islands, implying that marine speciation can regularly occur over much finer spatial scales.
FINE SCALE ENDEMISM ON CORAL REEFS: ARCHIPELAGIC DIFFERENTIATION IN TURBINID GASTROPODS
TLDR
It is shown that the gastropod Astralium “rhodostomum” has developed endemic clades on almost every Pacific archipelago sampled, a pattern unprecedented in marine biogeography, and reminiscent of the terrestrial biota of oceanic islands, implying that marine speciation can regularly occur over much finer spatial scales.
Biodiversity on Oceanic Islands: Its Origin and Extinction1
  • G. Paulay
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 February 1994
TLDR
The origin of island biotas start out depauperate and disharmonic, facilitating the survival of relict taxa and stimulating adaptive radiations, and the fate of these biotAs since human contact is examined.
Interannual and decadal variability of the western Pacific sea surface condition for the years 1787–2000: Reconstruction based on stable isotope record from a Guam coral
[1] We present a monthly resolved, 213-year stable isotope time series from a coral from Guam (13°N, 145°E), which is located on the northern edge of the western Pacific warm pool. Oxygen isotopic
Molecular phylogeny of extant Holothuroidea (Echinodermata).
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