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The humboldt current system of northern and central chile : Oceanographic processes, ecological interactions and socioeconomic feedback
Interestingly, El Nino events in northern Chile do not appear to cause a dramatic decline in primary or zooplankton production but rather a shift in species composition, which affects trophic efficiency of and interactions among higher-level consumers.
The ecology of rafting in the marine environment. III. Biogeographical and evolutionary consequences
It is suggested that local recruitment contributes to enhanced rates of population divergence among local populations of common rafters, but occasionally high genetic diversity may result from secondary admixture, and underline that rafting may contribute to population connectivity over a wide range of geographic scales.
Systematics of the genera of Bodotriidae (Crustacea: Cumacea)
Phylogenetic analyses show that there is independent reduction of the pleopods in two clades from a plesiomorphic state of five pairs, while the number of exopods of peraeopods has been reduced gradually in more derived groups of bodotriids.
Phylogeographic Structure in Benthic Marine Invertebrates of the Southeast Pacific Coast of Chile with Differing Dispersal Potential
Historic processes have led to the current biogeographic and phylogeographic structure of marine species with limited dispersal along the north-central coast of Chile, with a strong lasting impact in their genetic structure.
PAPER An inverse latitudinal gradient of diversity of peracarid crustaceans along the Pacific Coast of South America: out of the deep south
It is proposed that the southern region may be a source of evolutionary novelties and/or exhibit higher diversification rates and phylogenetic conservatism of latitudinal range may limit the geographic expansion of these new taxa towards the depauperated northern region.
An inverse latitudinal gradient of diversity of peracarid crustaceans along the Pacific Coast of South America : out of the deep southgeb
Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA) and Departamento de Biología Marina, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Católica del Norte, Larrondo 1281, Casilla 117, Coquimbo, Chile,
Genetic signatures of rafting dispersal in algal-dwelling brooders Limnoria spp. (Isopoda) along the SE Pacific (Chile)
Phylogenetic and phylogeo- graphic analyses show that along the studied area, L. quadripunctata and L. chilensis have the genetic signatures of relatively recent or ongoing rafting, bearing the expected genetic signaturesof rafting dispersal.
Molecular insights into Cumacean family relationships (Crustacea, Cumacea).
Phylogenetic analyses suggest that E. analoga is closer to the Old World taxa than to the other New World species; thus the New World Emerita species do not constitute a monophyletic group.