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Reproductive biology of two ecomorphs of the Caribbean coral Montastraea cavernosa in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
The reproductive success of corals is an important element for the maintenance of populations, community and ecosystem function. The common Caribbean reef-building scleractinian Montastraea cavernosa has two distinct, ...
Polychaetes (Annelida, Polychaeta) associated with lithic and biogenic substrata in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
There are no studies on the taxonomy and ecology of the polychaetes from the Caribbean Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCE) and this work represents the first effort to identify and catalog the polychaetes of these ecosystems ...
Fish assemblages across artificial and natural reefs in Puerto Rico: Implications for management
When accompanied with well-informed management actions, active restoration strategies such as coral gardening and deployment of artificial reef structures can help mitigate negative effects of human impact on fish assemblages ...
Patterns of spatial and temporal variation of fish assemblages associated with coral reefs of Puerto Rico: The story of 20 years of continuous monitoring
Various global syntheses have widely documented the decline of local and global fish species richness and biomass in tropical marine ecosystems due to detrimental fishing practices, pollution, coastal development, ...