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Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system

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Yando, E. S., Sloey, T. M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Rogers, K., Abuchahla, G. M., Cannicci, S., …Friess, D. A. (2021)
Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system. Biological Conservation, 263, Article 109355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109355
The status and potential degradation of an ecosystem is often difficult to identify, quantify, and characterize. Multiple, concurrent drivers of degradation may interact and h...

Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves

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Gress, S. K., Huxham, M., Kairo, J. G., Mugi, L. M., & Briers, R. A. (2017)
Evaluating, predicting and mapping belowground carbon stores in Kenyan mangroves. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 224-234. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13438
Despite covering only approximately 138,000 km2, mangroves are globally important carbon sinks with carbon density values 3 to 4 times that of terrestrial forests. A key chall...

Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks

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O'Connell, D. P., Fusi, M., Djamaluddin, R., Rajagukguk, B. B., Bachmid, F., Kitson, J. J. N., …Evans, D. M. (2022)
Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks. Restoration Ecology, 30(4), Article e13546. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13546
Mangroves are uniquely important ecosystems, for preserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods and mitigating against climate change. However they are degraded globally and ...

High Temperature and Crab Density Reduce Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation in Red Sea Mangrove Sediments

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Qashqari, M. S., Garcias-Bonet, N., Fusi, M., Booth, J. M., Daffonchio, D., & Duarte, C. M. (2020)
High Temperature and Crab Density Reduce Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation in Red Sea Mangrove Sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 232, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106487
Mangrove ecosystems are highly productive and provide important ecosystem services. However, in the Red Sea mangroves are under severe nutrient-limiting conditions, reflected ...

Community heterogeneity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban ponds at a multi-city scale

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Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Ledger, M., Gledhill, D. G., …Hassall, C. (2018)
Community heterogeneity of aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban ponds at a multi-city scale. Landscape Ecology, 33(3), 389-405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0608-1
Purpose Urbanisation is a leading cause of biotic homogenisation in urban ecosystems. However, there has been little research examining the effect of urbanisation and biotic h...

Oxygen supersaturation protects coastal marine fauna from ocean warming

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Giomi, F., Barausse, A., Duarte, C. M., Booth, J., Agusti, S., Saderne, V., …Fusi, M. (2019)
Oxygen supersaturation protects coastal marine fauna from ocean warming. Science Advances, 5(9), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax1814
Ocean warming affects the life history and fitness of marine organisms by, among others, increasing animal metabolism and reducing oxygen availability. In coastal habitats, an...

How seagrasses secure our coastlines

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Fusi, M., & Daffonchio, D. (2019)
How seagrasses secure our coastlines. Frontiers for Young Minds,

Structural and functional indices show similar performance in marine ecosystem quality assessment

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Culhane, F. E., Briers, R. A., Tett, P., & Fernandes, T. F. (2014)
Structural and functional indices show similar performance in marine ecosystem quality assessment. Ecological Indicators, 43, 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.03.009
Reliable ecosystem quality assessment of marine environments is increasingly important due to mounting pressures attributable to human activities. Biotic indices are widely us...

The increase in global aquaculture and the associated protists: opportunities and threats

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Rueckert, S., Henriquez, F., Bass, D., & Tsaousis, A. (2021)
The increase in global aquaculture and the associated protists: opportunities and threats. Microbiology Today, 48(1), 20-23
A look into the fast-growing aquaculture industry and how the associated protist ecology is responding to climate change.

Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management

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Hill, M., White, J., Biggs, J., Briers, R., Gledhill, D., Ledger, M., …Hassall, C. (2021)
Local contributions to beta-diversity in urban pond networks: implications for biodiversity conservation and management. Diversity and Distributions, 27(5), 887-900. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13239
Aim: An understanding of how biotic communities are spatially organised is necessary to identify and prioritize habitats within landscape-scale biodiversity conservation. Loca...