7 Works

Data from: A phylogenomic perspective to diversity, hybridization and evolutionary affinities in the stickleback genus Pungitius

Guo Baocheng, Fang Bohao, Shikano Takahito, Momigliano Paolo, Wang Cui, Kravchenko Alexandra & Merilä Juha
Hybridization and convergent evolution are phenomena of broad interest in evolutionary biology, but their occurrence poses challenges for reconstructing evolutionary affinities among affected taxa. Sticklebacks in the genus Pungitius are a case in point: evolutionary relationships and taxonomic validity of different species and populations in this circumpolarly distributed species complex remain contentious due to convergent evolution of traits regarded as diagnostic in their taxonomy, and possibly also due to frequent hybridization among taxa. To clarify...

Data from: A phylum-wide survey reveals multiple independent gains of head regeneration in Nemertea

Eduardo Zattara, Fernando Fernández-Álvarez, Terra Hiebert, Alexa Bely & Jon Norenburg
Animals vary widely in their ability to regenerate, suggesting that regenerative ability has a rich evolutionary history. However, our understanding of this history remains limited because regenerative ability has only been evaluated in a tiny fraction of species. Available comparative regeneration studies have identified losses of regenerative ability, yet clear documentation of gains is lacking. We assessed ability to regenerate heads and tails either through our own experiments or from literature reports for 35 species...

Data from: A clockwork fish. Age-prediction using DNA methylation-based biomarkers in the European seabass

Dafni Anastasiadi & Francesc Piferrer
Age-related changes in DNA methylation do occur. Taking advantage of this, mammalian and avian epigenetic clocks have been constructed to predict age. In fish, studies on age-related DNA methylation changes are scarce and no epigenetic clocks are available. However, in fisheries and population studies there is a need for accurate estimation of age, something that is often impossible for some economically important species with the currently available methods. Here, we used the European sea bass,...

Data from: Response diversity in Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages facing climate change: Insights from a multispecific thermotolerance experiment

Daniel Gómez Gras, Cristina Linares, Sonia De Caralt, Emma Cebrian, Maša Frleta-Valić, Ignasi Montero-Serra, Marta Pagès-Escolà, Paula López-Sendino & Joaquim Garrabou
Climate change threatens coastal benthic communities on a global scale. However, the potential effects of ongoing warming on mesophotic temperate reefs at the community level remain poorly understood. Investigating how different members of these communities will respond to the future expected environmental conditions is, therefore, key to anticipating their future trajectories and developing specific management and conservation strategies. Here, we examined the responses of some of the main components of the highly diverse Mediterranean coralligenous...

Data from: Maiden voyage into death: are fisheries affecting seabird juvenile survival during the first days at sea?

Isabel Afán, Joan Navarro, David Gremillet, Marta Coll & Manuela G. Forero
The study of juvenile migration behavior of seabird species has been limited so far by the inability to track their movements during long time periods. Foraging and flying skills of young individuals are assumed to be inferior to those of adults, making them more vulnerable during long-distance migrations. In addition to natural oceanographic effects and intrinsic conditions, incidental seabird harvest by human fisheries is one of the main causes for worldwide seabird population declines, and...

Artificial light at night erases positive interactions across trophic levels

Elena Maggi, Lucia Bongiorni, Debora Fontanini, Antonella Capocchi, Martina Dal Bello, Andrea Giacomelli & Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi
1. Artificial light at night (ALAN) is one of the most recently recognized sources of anthropogenic disturbance, with potentially severe effects on biological systems that are still to be fully explored. Among marine ecosystems, high shore habitats are those more likely to be impacted by ALAN, due to a more intense exposition to outdoor nocturnal lightings (mostly from lamps along coastal streets and promenades, or within harbors, ports and marinas). 2. By performing in situ...

Drivers of spatiotemporal variability in bycatch of a top marine predator: First evidence for the role of water turbidity in protected species bycatch

Cian Luck, Michelle Cronin, Martha Gosch, Kieran Healy, Ronan Cosgrove, Oliver Tully, Emer Rogan & Mark Jessopp
1. Bycatch of protected species in static net fisheries is a global conservation concern and is currently considered the dominant anthropogenic threat to many marine mammal species worldwide. Effective bycatch mitigation remains challenging, contingent on an understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause individuals to become entangled. 2. We combined data collected by scientific observers and fishers to identify predictors of seal bycatch in static net fisheries along the west, southwest, and south coasts of...

Registration Year

  • 2019

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  • Dataset


  • Institut de Ciències del Mar
  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
  • Cambridge–MIT Institute
  • Irish Sea Fisheries Board
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Oregon
  • Plant & Food Research
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • University College Cork