3 Works

Data from: Patterns and controlling factors of species diversity in the Arctic Ocean

Moriaki Yasuhara, Gene Hunt, Gert Van Dijken, Kevin R. Arrigo, Thomas M. Cronin & Jutta E. Wollenburg
AIM: The Arctic Ocean is one of the last near-pristine regions on Earth and although human activities are expected to impact on Arctic ecosystems, we know very little about baseline patterns of Arctic Ocean biodiversity. This paper aims to describe Arctic Ocean-wide patterns of benthic biodiversity and to explore factors related to the large-scale species diversity patterns. LOCATION: Arctic Ocean. METHODS: We used large ostracode and foraminiferal datasets to describe the biodiversity patterns and apply...

Data from: Latitudinal species diversity gradient of marine zooplankton for the last three million years

Moriaki Yasuhara, Gene Hunt, Harry J. Dowsett, Marci M. Robinson & Danielle K. Stoll
High tropical and low polar biodiversity is one of the most fundamental patterns characterizing marine ecosystems, and the influence of temperature on such marine latitudinal diversity gradients is increasingly well documented. However, the temporal stability of quantitative relationships among diversity, latitude and temperature is largely unknown. Here we document marine zooplankton species diversity patterns at four time slices [modern, Last Glacial Maximum (18,000 years ago), last interglacial (120,000 years ago), and Pliocene (~3.3-3.0 million years...

Data from: De novo assembly of the transcriptome of an invasive snail and its multiple ecological applications

Jin Sun, Mingling Wang, Hao Wang, Huoming Zhang, Xianglong Zhang, Vengatesen Thiyagarajan, Pei-Yuan Qian, Jian-Wen Qiu, J. W. Qiu & P. Y. Qian
Studying how invasive species respond to environmental stress at the molecular level can help us assess their impact and predict their range expansion. Development of markers of genetic polymorphism can help us reconstruct their invasive route. However, to conduct such studies requires the presence of substantial amount of genomic resources. This study aimed to generate and characterize genomic resources using high throughput transcriptome sequencing for Pomacea canaliculata, a non-model gastropod indigenous to Argentina that has...

Registration Year

  • 2012

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Hong Kong
  • United States Geological Survey
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Stanford University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences