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Mejía-Falla, P. A., Castro, E., Bolaños, N., Caldas, J. P., Ballesteros, C., Bent-Hooker, H., … Navia, A. F. (2020). Richness and distribution patterns of elasmobranchs in the San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago: is this area a hotspot of these species in the greater Caribbean? Environmental Biology of Fishes. doi:10.1007/s10641-020-01029-9 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-020-01029-9

Hotspots identification can be used to establish protected or priority areas for conservation at different geographic scales. We aimed to determine if San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago could be considered as a hotspot of elasmobranch diversity within the Greater Caribbean. For t…

Chollett, I., & Robertson, D. R. (2020). Comparing biodiversity databases: Greater Caribbean reef fishes as a case study. Fish and Fisheries. doi:10.1111/faf.12497 https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12497

There is a widespread need for reliable biodiversity databases for science and conservation. Among the many public databases available, we lack guidance as to how their data quality varies. Here, we compare species distribution data for a well known regional reef fish fauna extracted from five globa…

Le Marchand, M., Hattab, T., Niquil, N., Albouy, C., Le Loc’h, F., & Lasram, F. (2020). Climate change in the Bay of Biscay: Changes in spatial biodiversity patterns could be driven by the arrivals of southern species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 647, 17–31. doi:10.3354/meps13401 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13401

Under climate change, future species assemblages will be driven by the movements and poleward shift of local species and the arrival of more thermophilic species from lower latitudes. To evaluate the impacts of climate change on marine communities in the Bay of Biscay, we used the hierarchical filte…

DeVaney, S. C. (2016). Species Distribution Modeling of Deep Pelagic Eels. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56(4), 524–530. doi:10.1093/icb/icw032 https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icw032

The ocean’s midwaters (the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones) make up the largest living space on the planet, but are undersampled and relatively poorly understood. The true distribution of many midwater species, let alone the abiotic factors most important in determining that distribution, is not …