Assessing the complex sponge microbiota: core, variable and species-specific bacterial communities in marine sponges
This global analysis represents the most comprehensive study of bacterial symbionts in sponges to date and provides novel insights into the complex structure of these unique associations.
Climate change effects on a miniature ocean: the highly diverse, highly impacted Mediterranean Sea.
Mass mortality event in red coral Corallium rubrum populations in the Provence region (France, NW Mediterranean)
The main objectives of the present study were to document the mortality suffered by the red coral populations in the Provence region and assess ecological correlates of the mortality which could help to identify the putative agent or agents of the event.
Sponge systematics facing new challenges.
Temporal change in deep-sea benthic ecosystems: a review of the evidence from recent time-series studies.
Five new sponge species (Porifera: Demospongiae) of subtropical or tropical affinities from the coast of Lebanon (eastern Mediterranean)
- J. Vacelet, G. Bitar, Sophie Carteron, H. Zibrowius, T. Pérez
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of the Marine Biological Association of…
- 1 December 2007
Five new species of sponges are described from the coast of Lebanon in the eastern Mediterranean, Levantine Basin, and these species do not appear to be lessepsian migrants, but are interpreted as remnants of an ancient thermophilous fauna that survived in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Marine ecosystems' responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean
IN SITU COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SEVERAL MEDITERRANEAN SPONGES AS POTENTIAL BIOMONITORS OF HEAVY METALS
- T. Pérez
- Environmental Science
Three species of massive Demosponges, which give a consensual indication of the metals’ bioavailability, with sufficiently high and homogenous concentrations, appear to be well suited for consideration in the overall assessment of the marine environment quality.
Effects of 12 years' operation of a sewage treatment plant on trace metal occurrence within a Mediterranean commercial sponge (Spongia officinalis, Demospongiae).
A review of selected indicators of particle, nutrient and metal inputs in coral reef lagoon systems
This review presents environmental and biological indicators of the impact of three major categories of inputs in coral reef lagoons i.e. particles, nutrients and metals. Information was synthesized…