Navigation Links
Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity
Date:9/25/2013

Teeming with millions of species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine lifeand thus most deserving of resources for conservation.

But a new global study of reef fishes reveals a surprise: when measured by factors other than the traditional species countinstead using features such as a species' role in an ecosystem or the number of individuals within a speciesnew hotspots of biodiversity emerge, including some nutrient-rich, temperate waters.

The study, by an international team of researchers including graduate student Jon Lefcheck and Professor Emmett Duffy of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, appears in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

Led by Dr. Rick Stuart-Smith of the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the study team also includes researchers from Stockholm University, the University of Bologna, Stanford University, the Natural Products and Agrobiology Institute in Tenerife, Spain, the Wildlife Conservation Society's Indonesia Marine Program, the University of Dundee, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and the University of Portsmouth.

The study is based on information collected through the Reef Life Survey program, a 'citizen science' initiative developed in Tasmania. The RLS program now operates worldwide, training recreational SCUBA divers to survey numbers of reef animals and supporting their research endeavors.

Stuart-Smith and fellow RLS founder Graham Edgar, also a University of Tasmania professor, highlight the central role the volunteer divers played in contributing to the new study. "The assistance of over 100 dedicated divers has allowed us to look at ecological patterns and processes impossible for scientific dive teams to cover," says Edgar.

Species richness

The number of different species in an ecosystemwhat researchers ca
'/>"/>

Contact: David Malmquist
davem@vims.edu
804-684-7011
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Healthcare Biometrics Market is Expected to Reach USD 5.8 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research
2. New investment fund will advance late-stage vaccines, other global health technologies
3. Global analysis reveals new insights into the ribosome -- with important implications for disease
4. Emerging Opportunities in Global Biometrics Market
5. Grassroots action in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change
6. Global warming could change strength of El Niño
7. BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. Expands Its Global Market. New partnership with Acugenex Limited
8. Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing
9. Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms
10. EyeLock Appoints Roger An Vice President of Global Market Development
11. OU biologist focuses on global environmental change in lakes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014  That blood pressure plays a role in human ... the medical term for high blood pressure – was first ... inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood pressure was invented ... new about hypertension, its triggers and its effects. In fact, ... and the best ways to treat it. For ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 8, 2014 You,ve been here before: ... but can,t remember your password, site key or the answer ... your first grade teacher? Today, Hoyos ... app that will finally put an end to the ... 1U TM . 1U leverages a user,s smartphone to ...
(Date:12/10/2014)...  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced plans for ... Medicine. Funding for this $50 million capital project is ... publicly launched next summer. The medical ... series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent to 525@vine ... with plans to be ready to welcome medical students ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4
... Iowa Antiviral drugs block influenza A viruses from reproducing ... channel necessary for the virus to infect healthy cells, according ... Hong and published in the Feb. 4 issue of the ... Corbett Professor of Chemistry and an associate scientist for the ...
... N.J. , Feb. 3 Zymes LLC is pleased to ... be sampled at the NFL Alumni,s Super Bowl XLIV Weekend events on ... of OmegaChill at Super Bowl XLIV Weekend events along with ... health will serve as keynotes to Zymes LLC,s launch of OmegaChill ...
... Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a "smart ... and ward off infection. When patients have hip, knee ... their bodies reject the implant. But the smart coating developed ... into the implant. The coating creates a crystalline layer next ...
Cached Biology News:Iowa State, Ames Lab chemists discover how antiviral drugs bind to and block flu virus 2Zymes LLC's Omega-3 Enhanced Water OmegaChill to be Distributed at NFL Alumni Super Bowl XLIV Weekend Events on February 5-7th, 2010 2Smart coating opens door to safer hip, knee and dental implants 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 In contrast to ... LEDs with various colors, Valoya uses proprietary LED technology ... offers best possible uniformity which is critical in low ... high spectral accuracy throughout its lifetime which is up ... tubes. , "The investment cost was clearly higher ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... DALLAS , Dec. 18, 2014   ISN ... Health & Safety Performance Indicators publication series. ... hours of activity reported in 2013 within its online ... health and safety key performance indicator (KPI) statistics. ... Hiring Clients, U.S. publication is available in ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Achim Noack has been named global vice president ... position, Noack will assist Jerry Stoller, CEO and president ... and supervise global marketing management and implementation of new ... and experience in the crop protection industry,” says Jerry ... thinking will be a great asset for Stoller Group, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Gene synthesis ... it has entered into a technology access and ... to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, known ... , “We are extremely excited that the global ... This proprietary bioengineering technology has now been ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3Achim Noack Joins Stoller Group as Global Vice President of Marketing and Administration 2ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2
... , GENEVA, Sept. 11 Friendly LRL Holdings ... tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ... ("Startech"), effective immediately. FLH,s offer was scheduled to expire ... 30, 2009. All shares previously tendered pursuant to the ...
... , , NEW YORK, Sept. 10 ... Executive Officer Dr. Allan E. Rubenstein will be presenting at two ... will take place on September 11th, 2009 at 11:40am as part ... York, New York. The second presentation will take place on ...
... , WALTHAM, Mass. and CLEARWATER, Fla., ... Corporation, a leading developer of whole blood analyzers, and ... supplies, today announced that they have reached a definitive ... Sanvita CBGM, LLC, will acquire certain assets of Sanvita, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Friendly LRL Holdings Terminates Offer To Acquire Startech Environmental Corporation 2Friendly LRL Holdings Terminates Offer To Acquire Startech Environmental Corporation 3NexGenix Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Industry Conferences: Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference and Life Sciences Summit 2009 2Nova Biomedical and CCS Medical Reach Definitive Agreement for a Subsidiary of Nova Biomedical to Acquire Assets of CCS Medical's Subsidiary, Sanvita Inc. 2Nova Biomedical and CCS Medical Reach Definitive Agreement for a Subsidiary of Nova Biomedical to Acquire Assets of CCS Medical's Subsidiary, Sanvita Inc. 3
... EA. Ultrospec 6300 pro UV/Visible ... the Pharmacopoeia in terms of instrument specification ... being able to be used for rapid, ... excellent scanning capability., *Press to read high ...
... Cy3 Ab Labeling Kit, 1 kit. ... with CyDye fluorescent dyes. Conjugations are ... complete within 1 h. Dyes are ... to ensure consistent labelings. Category: Blotting ...
nucleophosmin (nucleolar phosphoprotein B23, numatrin), mRNA...
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric, detection range 0.78 ug/dL to 65 ug/dL Zn in serum, plasma, urine, saliva etc. Procedure: 10 min....
Biology Products: