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Bio‐ORACLE: a global environmental dataset for marine species distribution modelling
- L. Tyberghein, H. Verbruggen, K. Pauly, C. Troupin, F. Mineur, O. Clerck
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 2012
The high predictive success of the presenceonly model of a notorious invasive seaweed shows that the information contained in Bio-ORACLE can be informative about marine distributions and permits building highly accurate species distribution models.
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
Bio‐ORACLE v2.0: Extending marine data layers for bioclimatic modelling
- J. Assis, L. Tyberghein, S. Bosch, H. Verbruggen, E. Serrão, O. Clerck
- Environmental Science
- 1 March 2018
Motivation: The availability of user-friendly, high-resolution global environmental datasets is crucial for bioclimatic modelling. For terrestrial environments, WorldClim has served this purpose…
European seaweeds under pressure: Consequences for communities and ecosystem functioning
Algal taxonomy: a road to nowhere?
- O. Clerck, M. Guiry, F. Leliaert, Y. Samyn, H. Verbruggen
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of phycology
- 1 April 2013
The widespread view of taxonomy as an essentially retrogressive and outmoded science unable to cope with the current biodiversity crisis stimulated us to analyze the current status of cataloguing…
Species Diversity, Phylogeny and Large Scale Biogeographic Patterns of the Genus Padina (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales)
- Thomas Silberfeld, L. Bittner, O. Clerck
- Environmental Science, BiologyJournal of phycology
- 1 February 2013
The brown algal genus Padina (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) is distributed worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. Global species diversity and distribution ranges, however, remain largely unknown.…
New phylogenetic hypotheses for the core Chlorophyta based on chloroplast sequence data
- Karolina Fučíková, F. Leliaert, H. Verbruggen
- Biology, Environmental ScienceFront. Ecol. Evol.
- 17 October 2014
This study seeks to test hypotheses about the monophyly of three traditionally defined and well-studied classes of green algal phylum Chlorophyta by combining high throughput sequencing data from the chloroplast genome with increased taxon sampling, and suggests that while many of the deep relationships are still problematic to resolve, the classes Trebouxiophyceae and Ulvophycee are likely not monophyletic as currently defined.
The green seaweed Ulva: a model system to study morphogenesis
- Thomas Wichard, B. Charrier, F. Mineur, J. Bothwell, O. Clerck, J. Coates
- Environmental ScienceFront. Plant Sci.
- 19 February 2015
Ulva is highlighted as an exciting novel model organism for studies of algal growth, development and morphogenesis as well as mutualistic interactions and can shed light on the transition from simple to complex multicellularity.
Macroecology meets macroevolution: evolutionary niche dynamics in the seaweed Halimeda
The evolution of Halimeda is characterized by conservatism for tropical, nutrient-depleted habitats, yet one section of the genus managed to invade colder habitats multiple times independently, bolstering the case for dispersal limitation and showing strong phylogenetic signal in various macroecological niche features.