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The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
Casting the Percomorph Net Widely: The Importance of Broad Taxonomic Sampling in the Search for the Placement of Serranid and Percid Fishes
The limits and relationships of serranid and percid fishes, in the context of the percomorph radiation, were resolved using 4036 aligned base pairs of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence data for 180 acanthomorph species and a new group is created, the Moronoidei, to reflect the recovered relationships.
A molecular phylogeny of the groupers of the subfamily Epinephelinae (Serranidae) with a revised classification of the Epinephelini
A revised classification of the tribe Epinephelini is proposed that reflects the hypothesized shared ancestry of the group and recognizes 11 genera: Alphestes, Cephalopholis, Dermatolepis, Epinephelus, Gonioplectrus, Hyporthodus, Mycteroperca, Plectropomus, Saloptia, Triso, and Variola.
Recent invasion of the tropical Atlantic by an Indo‐Pacific coral reef fish
- L. Rocha, D. R. Robertson, C. Rocha, J. Tassell, M. Craig, B. Bowen
- Environmental ScienceMolecular ecology
- 1 November 2005
Coalescence and phylogenetic analyses of mtDNA cytochrome b sequences demonstrate that Gnatholepis invaded the Atlantic during an interglacial period ∼145 000 years ago (d = 0.0054), colonizing from the Indian Ocean to the western Atlantic and subsequently to the central and eastern Atlantic.
Fishing groupers towards extinction: a global assessment of threats and extinction risks in a billion dollar fishery
Given that the major threat is overfishing, accompanied by a general absence and/or poor application of fishery management, the prognosis for restoration and successful conservation of Threatened species is poor.
Phylogeography and the conservation of coral reef fishes
It is shown that the emerging field of genomics will add a new dimension to phylogeography, allowing the study of genes that are pertinent to recent and ongoing differentiation, and ultimately providing higher resolution to detect evolutionary significant units that have diverged in an ecological time scale.
High genetic connectivity across the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the reef fish Myripristis berndti (Holocentridae)
Despite having a vast distribution and broad depth range, M. berndti shows the genetic signatures of a pop- ulation bottleneck and recovery similar to shallow reef specialists that were displaced or extirpated during glacial maxima.
Genomic and proteomic characterization of “Candidatus Nitrosopelagicus brevis”: An ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from the open ocean
- A. Santoro, C. Dupont, M. Saito
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 13 January 2015
A closed genome assembled from a highly enriched culture of the ammonia-oxidizing pelagic thaumarchaeon CN25, originating from the open ocean, exhibits strong evidence of genome streamlining, including a 1.23-Mbp genome, a high coding density, and a low number of paralogous genes.
After continents divide: comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean
The Red Sea is an evolutionary incubator, occasionally contributing species to the adjacent Indian Ocean, and elevated endemism and species export indicate a need for enhanced conservation priorities for the Red Sea.
Reefs and islands of the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean: why it is the world's largest no-take marine protected area.
- C. Sheppard, M. Ateweberhan, C. Yesson
- Environmental ScienceAquatic conservation : marine and freshwater…
- 1 March 2012
The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it contains 25-50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contiguous undamaged reef area.