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Data from: Accounting for variation in temperature and oxygen availability when quantifying marine ecosystem metabolism

Matthew Bracken, Luke Miller, Sarah Mastroni, Stephany Lira & Cascade Sorte
Given human modification of Earth’s ecosystems, it is essential to understand how these changes are influencing ecosystem functioning, including net and gross community production and community respiration. These responses are often estimated by measuring oxygen production in the light (net community production) and consumption in the dark (community respiration). These values can then be combined to estimate gross community production. However, the method used to create “dark” conditions – either experimental darkening during the day...

The biogeography of community assembly: latitude and predation drive variation in community trait distribution in a guild of epifaunal crustaceans

Collin Gross, Collin Gross, J Duffy, Kevin Hovel, Melissa Kardish, Pamela Reynolds, Christoffer Boström, Katharyn Boyer, Mathiew Cusson, Johan Eklöf, Aschwin Engelen, Klemens Eriksson, Joel Fodrie, John Griffin, Clara Hereu, Masakazu Hori, A Randall Hughes, Mikhail Ivanov, Pablo Jorgensen, Claudia Kruschel, Kun-Seop Lee, Jonathan Lefcheck, Karen McGlathery, Per-Olav Moksnes, Masahiro Nakaoka … & Jay Stachowicz
While considerable evidence exists of biogeographic patterns in the intensity of species interactions, the influence of these patterns on variation in community structure is less clear. Using a model selection approach on measures of trait dispersion in crustaceans associated with eelgrass (Zostera marina) spanning 30º of latitude in two oceans, we found that dispersion strongly increased with increasing predation and decreasing latitude. Ocean and epiphyte load appeared as secondary predictors; Pacific communities were more overdispersed...

Coupled changes in pH, temperature and dissolved oxygen impact the physiology and ecology of herbivorous kelp forest grazers

Emily Donham, Lauren Strope, Scott Hamilton & Kristy Kroeker
Understanding species’ responses to upwelling may be especially important in light of ongoing environmental change. Upwelling frequency and intensity are expected to increase in the future, while ocean acidification and deoxygenation are expected to decrease the pH and dissolved oxygen of upwelled waters. However, the acute effects of a single upwelling event and the integrated effects of multiple upwelling events on marine organisms are poorly understood. Here, we use in situ measurements of pH, temperature,...

Data from: Phylogenomics of paleoendemic lampshade spiders (Araneae, Hypochilidae, Hypochilus), with description of a new species from montane California

Erik Ciaccio, Andrew Debray & Marshal Hedin
The spider genus Hypochilus is a relictual lineage of Nearctic species distributed disjunctly across the United States in three montane regions (California, southern Rocky Mountains, southern Appalachia). Phylogenetic resolution of species relationships in Hypochilus has been challenging, with different data types recovering sometimes conflicting topologies. Furthermore, conserved morphology coupled with extreme genetic divergence and paraphyletic topologies at the species level has led to uncertain species limits in some complexes. Using a combination of ultraconserved elements...

Nocturnal dissolved organic matter release by turf algae and its role in the microbialization of reefs

Mueller Benjamin, Hannah Brocke, Forest Rohwer, Thorsten Dittmar, Jef Huisman, Mark Vermeij & Jasper De Goeij
The increased release of dissolved organic matter (DOM) by algae has been associated with the fast but inefficient growth of opportunistic microbial pathogens and the ongoing degradation of coral reefs. Turf algae (consortia of micro- and macroalgae commonly including cyanobacteria) dominate benthic communities on many reefs worldwide. Opposite to other reef algae that predominantly release DOM during the day, turf algae containing cyanobacteria may additionally release large amounts of DOM at night. However, this night-DOM...

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  • 2022

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  • San Diego State University
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • College of Charleston
  • University of Washington
  • University of Zadar
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • University of Groningen
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Virginia