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2017

Scientific publications

  • Andradi-Brown DA, Vermeij MJA, Slattery M, Lesser M, Bejarano I, Appeldoorn R, Goodbody-Gringley G, Chequer AD, Pitt JM, Eddy C, Smith SR. Large-scale invasion of western Atlantic mesophotic reefs by lionfish potentially undermines culling-based management. Biological Invasions.:1-6. Click here for article
  • Böhm T, Hoeksema BW. Habitat selection of the coral-dwelling spinyhead blenny, Acanthemblemaria spinosa, at Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity. 2017 Mar 1;47(1):17-25. Click here for abstract.
  • de Bakker DM, van Duyl FC, Bak RPM, Nugues MM, Nieuwland G, Meesters (2017) 40 Years of benthic community change on the Caribbean reefs of Curaçao and Bonaire: the rise of slimy cyanobacterial mats. Coral Reefs, pp.1-13. Click here for pdf
  • Chamberland VF, Snowden S, Marhaver KL, Petersen D, Vermeij MJA (2017) The reproductive biology and early life ecology of a common Caribbean brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis (Scleractinia: Faviinae). Coral Reefs.:1-2. Click here for pdf
  • Chamberland VF, Latijnhouwers KR, Huisman J, Hartmann AC, Vermeij MJA. Costs and benefits of maternally inherited algal symbionts in coral larvae. InProc. R. Soc. B 2017 Jun 28 (Vol. 284, No. 1857, p. 20170852). The Royal Society. Click here for pdf.
  • Dube CE, Mercière A, Vermeij MJA,Planes S (2017) Population structure of thehydrocoral Millepora platyphylla in habitats experiencing different flow regimes in Moorea, French Polynesia. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173513. Click here for pdf
  • García-Hernández JE, Hoeksema BW. Sponges as secondary hosts for Christmas tree worms at Curaçao. Coral Reefs.:1-.
  • Glasl B, Bongaerts P, Elisabeth NH, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Herndl GJ, Frade PR (2017) Microbiome variation in corals with distinct depth distribution ranges across a shallow–mesophotic gradient (15–85 m). Coral Reefs:1-6. Click here for pdf
  • Griffith MP, De Freitas J, Barros M, Niblick LR (2017) Sabal antillensis (Arecaceae): A New Palmetto Species from the Leeward Antilles. Phytotaxa. 303(1); 56–64. Click here for pdf
  • Hartmann AC, Petras D, Quinn RA, Protsyuk I, Archer FI, Ransome E, Williams GJ, Bailey BA, Vermeij MJA, Alexandrov T, Dorrestein PC (2017) Meta-mass shift chemical profiling of metabolomes from coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2017 Oct 12:201710248. Click here for pdf.
  • Hartmann AC, Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA (2017) Corals in Healthy Populations Produce More Larvae Per Unit Cover. Conservation Letters. 2017 Sep 3. Click here for pdf.
  • Hoeksema BW, Fransen CH (2017) Host switch by the Caribbean anemone shrimp Periclimenes rathbunae in Curaçao. Coral Reefs: 1. Click here for pdf
  • Hoeksema BW, Bongaerts P, Baldwin CC (2017 ) High coral cover at lower mesophotic depths: a dense Agaricia community at the leeward side of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity 47(1):67-70.
  • Hoeksema BW, Harry A (2017) The invasive sun coral Tubastraea coccinea hosting a native Christmas tree worm at Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity 47(1):59-65.
  • Kenny NJ, de Goeij JM, de Bakker DM, Whalen CG, Berezikov E, Riesgo A. Ancestrally Shared Regenerative Mechanisms Across the Metazoa: A Transcriptomic Case Study in the Demosponge Halisarca caerulea. bioRxiv. 2017 Jan 1:160689. Click here for a pdf.
  • Lamb, A.D., Watkins-Colwell, G.J., Moore, J.A., Warren, D.L., Iglesias, T.L., Brandley, M.C. and Dornburg, A., 2017. Endolymphatic Sac Use and Reproductive Activity in the Lesser Antilles Endemic Gecko Gonatodes antillensis (Gekkota: Sphaerodactylidae). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History58(1), pp.17-29. Click here for pdf.
  • Losos DN, Weaver JB, Fies TW, Herrel A, Fabre AC, Losos JB. The Curious Case of the Left-Sided Dewlap: Directional Asymmetry In the Curaçao Anole, Anolis lineatus. Breviora. 2017 May 26;553(1):1-7. Click here for pdf.
  • Mueller B (2017) First documentation of encrusting specimen of Cliona delitrix on Curaçao: a cause for concern? Marine Biodiversity Records 10: 10. Click here for pdf.
  • Mueller B, Meesters EH, van Duyl FC (2017). DOC concentrations across a depth-dependent light gradient on a Caribbean coral reef. PeerJ5, e3456. Click here for pdf.
  • Nagelkerken I, Huebert KB, Serafy JE, Grol MG, Dorenbosch M, Bradshaw CJ. Highly localized replenishment of coral reef fish populations near nursery habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017 Mar 24;568:137-50. Click here for pdf.
  • Potkamp G, Vermeij MJA, Hoeksema BW (2016) Host-dependent variation in density of corallivorous snails (Coralliophila spp.) at Curaçao, southern Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity:1-9. Click here for pdf
  • Potkamp G, Vermeij MJ, Hoeksema BW. Genetic and morphological variation in corallivorous snails (Coralliophila spp.) living on different host corals at Curaçao, southern Caribbean. Contributions to Zoology. 2017;86(2):111-44. Click here for pdf.
  • Reijnen BT, van der Meij SET (2017) Coat of many colours—DNA reveals polymorphism of mantle patterns and colouration in Caribbean Cyphoma Röding, 1798 (Gastropoda, Ovulidae). PeerJ 5:e3018. Click here for pdf
  • Rippe JP, Matz MV, Green EA, Medina M, Khawaja NZ, Pongwarin T, Pinzón C, Jorge H, Castillo KD, Davies SW (2017) Population structure and connectivity of the mountainous star coral, Orbicella faveolata, throughout the wider Caribbean region. Ecology and Evolution. 2017 Oct. Click here for pdf.
  • Salcedo-Sanz S, Muñoz-Bulnes J, Vermeij MJA (2017) New coral reefs-based approaches for the model type selection problem: a novel method to predict a nation’s future energy demand. International Journal of Bio-inspired Computation 10(3):145-58.
  • Sumrall JB, Larson EB, Mylroie JE (2017) “Very high magnesium calcite formation and microbial communities found in porosity of the Seroe Domi Formation of Curacao, Netherland Antilles.” Carbonates and Evaporites: 1-11.
  • Titus BM, Vondriska C, Daly M (2017). Comparative behavioural observations demonstrate the ‘cleaner’shrimp Periclimenes yucatanicus engages in true symbiotic cleaning interactions. Open Science4(4), 170078. Click here for pdf.
  • Tienderen KM, van der Meij SE (2017) Extreme mitochondrial variation in the Atlantic gall crab Opecarcinus hypostegus (Decapoda: Cryptochiridae) reveals adaptive genetic divergence over Agaricia coral hosts. Scientific Reports:7. Click here for pdf
  • Ward-Paige CA, Worm B (2017)  Global evaluation of shark sanctuaries, Global Environmental Change 47: 174-189. Click here for pdf.

2016

Scientific publications

  • Barnes DKA, Neutel AM (2016) Severity of seabed spatial competition decreases towards the poles. Current Biology 26.8 (2016): R317-R318. Click for Abstract
  • Bernal MA, Floeter SR, Gaither MR, Longo GO, Morais R, Ferreira CE, Vermeij MJ, Rocha LA. High prevalence of dermal parasites among coral reef fishes of Curaçao. Marine Biodiversity. 2016 Mar 1;46(1):67-74. Click here for pdf
  • Böhm T, Hoeksema BW. Habitat selection of the coral-dwelling spinyhead blenny, Acanthemblemaria spinosa. Marine Biodiversity:1-9. Click here for pdf
  • Brinkmann BW, Fransen CH (2016) Identification of a new stony coral host for the anemone shrimp Periclimenes rathbunae Schmitt, 1924 with notes on the host–use pattern. Contrib Zool. 85:437-56. Click here for pdf
  • Chamberland VF, Petersen D, Latijnhouwers K, Snowden S, Mueller B, Vermeij MJA (2016) Four-year-old Caribbean Acropora colonies reared from field-collected gametes are sexually mature.Bulletin of Marine Science 92: 263-264. Click here for pdf
  • Condor-Lujan B, Klautau M. Nicola gen. nov. with redescription of Nicola tetela (Borojevic & Peixinho, 1976)(Porifera: Calcarea: Calcinea: Clathrinida). Zootaxa. 2016 Apr 13;4103(3):230-8.
  • Cummings SL, Barbé D, Leao TF, Korobeynikov A, Engene N, Glukhov E, Gerwick WH, Gerwick L (2016) A novel uncultured heterotrophic bacterial associate of the cyanobacterium Moorea producens JHB. BMC microbiology 16(1):198. Click here for abstract
  • De Bakker DM, Meesters EH, Bak RPM, Nieuwland G, van Duyl FC (2016) Long-term shifts in coral communities on shallow to deep reef Slopes of Curaçao and Bonaire: Are there any winners? Frontiers in Marine Science 3:  24. Click here for pdf
  • de Freitas J, Rojer AC, Nijhof BS, Debrot AO (2016) A landscape ecological vegetation map of Saba (Lesser Antilles). IMARES. Click here for pdf
  • Dornburg A, Lippi C, Federman S, Moore JA, Warren DL, Iglesias TL, Brandley MC, Watkins-Colwell GJ, Lamb AD, Jones A (2016)  Disentangling the influence of urbanization and invasion on endemic geckos in tropical biodiversity hot spots: a case study of Phyllodactylus martini (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) along an Urban Gradient in Curaçao. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 57(2):147-64. Click here for pdf
  • Frade PR, Roll K, Bergauer K, Herndl GJ (2016) Archaeal and bacterial communities associated with the surface mucus of caribbean corals differ in their degree of host specificity and community turnover over reefs. PloS one, 11(1). Click here for pdf.
  • Frade PR, Schwaninger V, Glasl B, Sintes E, Hill RW, Simó R, Herndl GJ (2016) Dimethylsulfoniopropionate in corals and its interrelations with bacterial assemblages in coral surface mucus. Environmental Chemistry 13(2):252-65. Click here for pdf
  • Glasl B, Herndl GJ, Frade PR (2016) The microbiome of coral surface mucus has a key role in mediating holobiont health and survival upon disturbance. The ISME journal (2016). Click here for pdf
  • Hoeksema BW, Bongaerts P, Baldwin CC (2016) High coral cover at lower mesophotic depths: a dense Agaricia community at the leeward side of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity. Click here for pdf.
  • Hoeksema BW, Hove HA (2016) The invasive sun coral Tubastraea coccinea hosting a native Christmas tree worm at Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity, 1-7. Click for pdf.
  • Knowles B, Silveira CB, Bailey BA, Barott K, Brainard R, Cantu A, Cobián- Güemes AG, Coutinho FH, Dinsdale E, Felts B, Furby KA, George EE, Green KT, Gregoracci G, Haas AF, Haggerty JM, Hester ER, Hisakawa NG, Kelly LW, Lim YW, Little M, Luque A, McDole-Somera T, McNair K, Quistad SD, Robinett NL, Sala E, Salamon P, Sanchez SE, Sandin S, Silva GGZ, Smith J, Sullivan C, Thompson C, Vermeij MJA, Youle M, Young C, Zgliczynski B, Edwards RA, Nulton J, Thompson F, Rohwer F (2016) Piggyback-the-Winner: Lytic to Temperate  Switching of Viral Communities. Nature 531 (7595): 466-470. Click for pdf.
  • Lillis A, Bohnenstiehl D, Peters JW, Eggleston D (2016) Variation in habitat soundscape characteristics influences settlement of a reef-building coral. PeerJ. ;4:e2557. Click here for pdf
  • Miller M, Williams DE, Huntington BE, Piniak GA, Vermeij MJA (2016) Decadal comparison of a diminishing coral community: a case study using demographics to advance inferences of community status. PeerJ 4:e1643. Click here for pdf
  • Mueller B, den Haan J, Visser PM, Vermeij MJA. van Duyl FC (2016) Effect of light and nutrient availability on the release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) by Caribbean turf algae. Scientific Reports, 6. Click here for pdf.
  • Quinn RA, Vermeij MJA, Hartmann AC, d’Auriac IG, Benler S, Haas A, Quistad SD, Lim YW, Little M, Zgliczynski B, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Dorrestein P, Rohwer F (2016) Metabolomics of reef benthic interactions reveals a bioactive lipid involved in coral defence. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283. No. 1829. Click here for pdf.
  • Rogers A, Lorenzen K. Does slow and variable recovery of Diadema antillarum on Caribbean fore-reefs reflect density-dependent habitat selection?. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2016 May 2;3:63. Click here for pdf
  • Salcedo-Sanz S, Cuadra L, Vermeij MJA (2016) A review of computational intelligence techniques in coral reefs-related applications. Ecological Informatics 32: 107-123. Click here for pdf
  • Steingrover R, Illidge S, Martina C, Virginia-Cova L, Vermeij MJA (2016) Detection and Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance in Coliform Bacteria in Caribbean Coastal Water. Open Forum Infectious Diseases Vol. 3, No. suppl 1, p. 704. Oxford University Press. Click here for pdf
  • Sumrall JB, Larson EB, Mylroie JE. Dolomite caves within the Seroe Domi Formation on Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Acta Carsologica. 2016 Jul 7;45(1). Click here for pdf
  • Swierts T, Vermeij MJA (2016). Competitive interactions between corals and turf algae depend on coral colony form. PeerJ 4: e1984. Click here for pdf.
  • van der Meij SET, Nieman AM (2016) Old and new DNA unweave the phylogenetic position of the eastern Atlantic gall crab Detocarcinus balssi (Monod,)(Decapoda: Cryptochiridae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research (2016). Click for Abstract
  • van Tienderen KM, van der Meij SET. (2016) Occurrence patterns of coral-dwelling gall crabs (Cryptochiridae) over depth intervals in the Caribbean. PeerJ 4:e1794. Click here for pdf.
  • Wells JV, Wells AC. The significance of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, as a breeding site for terns and plovers (2016) Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 19(1):21-6. Click here for pdf

2015

Scientific publications

  • Alexander BE, Achlatis M, Osinga R, van der Geest HG, Cleutjens JP, Schutte B, de Goeij JM (2015) Cell kinetics during regeneration in the sponge Halisarca caerulea: how local is the response to tissue damage?. PeerJ, 3, e820. Click here for pdf
  • Bernal MA, Floeter SR, Gaither MR, Longo GO, Morais R, Ferreira CEL, Vermeij MJA, Rocha LA (in press) High prevalence of dermal parasites among coral reef fishes of Curacao. Marine Biodiversity.
  • Bongaerts P, Carmichael M, Hay KB, Tonk L, Frade PR, Hoegh-Guldberg O.(2015) Prevalent endosymbiont zonation shapes the depth distributions of scleractinian coral species. R. Soc. open sci. 2: 140297.  Click here for pdf
  • Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Hay KB, Englebert N, Latijnhouwers KRW, Bak RPM, Vermeij MJA, Hoegh-Guldberg, O (2015) Deep down on a Caribbean reef: lower mesophotic depths harbor a specialized coral-endosymbiont community. Scientific reports 5 (2015). Click here for pdf.
  • Brocke HJ, Polerecky L, de Beer D, Weber M, Claudet J, Nugues MM (2015) Organic matter degradation drives benthic cyanobacterial mat abundance on Caribbean coral reefs. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125445. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125445. Click here for pdf
  • Brocke HJ, Wenzhoefer F, De Beer D, Mueller B, Van Duyl FC, Nugues MM (2015) High dissolved organic carbon release by benthic cyanobacterial mats in a Caribbean reef ecosystem. Scientific reports: 5. Click here for a pdf
  • Chaves‐Fonnegra A, Feldheim KA, Secord J, Lopez JV (2015) Population structure and dispersal of the coral‐excavating sponge Cliona delitrix. Molecular ecology 24(7): 1447-1466. Click here for abstract
  • De Bakker DM, Meesters EH, Bak RPM, Nieuwland G, van Duyl FC (2016) Long-term shifts in coral communities on shallow to deep reef Slopes of Curaçao and Bonaire: Are there any winners? Frontiers in Marine Science 3:  247. Click here for pdf
  • Dornburg A, Moore J, Beaulieu JM, Eytan RI, Near TJ (2015) The impact of shifts in marine biodiversity hotspots on patterns of range evolution: evidence from the Holocentridae (squirrelfishes and soldierfishes). Evolution 69 (1), 146-161
  • Engene N, Tronholm A, Salvador‐Reyes LA, Luesch H, Paul VJ (2015) Caldora penicillata gen. nov., comb. nov.(Cyanobacteria), a pantropical marine species with biomedical relevance. Journal of Phycology (online first). Click here for pdf
  • Eytan RI, Evans BR, Dornburg A, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Wainwright PC, Near TJ (2015) Are 100 enough? Inferring acanthomorph teleost phylogeny using Anchored Hybrid Enrichment. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15 (1), 113
  • Garg N, Kapono CA, Lim YW, Koyama N, Vermeij MJA, Conrad D,Rohwer F, Dorrestein PC (2015). Mass spectral similarity for untargeted metabolomics data analysis of complex mixtures. International journal of mass spectrometry 377: 719-727. Click here for pdf
  • Granados-Cifuentes C, Neigel J, Leberg P, Rodriguez-Lanetty, M (2015, online first) Genetic diversity of free-living Symbiodinium in the Caribbean: the importance of habitats and seasons. Coral Reefs: 1-13. Click here for abstract
  • Hofmann LC, Bischof K, Baggini C, Johnson A, Koop-Jakobse K, Teichberg M (2015) CO2 and inorganic nutrient enrichment affect the performance of a calcifying green alga and its noncalcifying epiphyte. Oecologia 177: 1157-1169. Click here for abstract
  • Iglesias TL, Dornburg A, Brandley MC, Alfaro ME, Warren DL (2015) Life in the unthinking depths: energetic constraints on encephalization in marine fishes. Journal of evolutionary biology (online first). Click here for abstract.
  • Kambesis PN, Mylroie JR, Mylroie JE, Larson EB, Owen-Nagel AM, Sumrall JB (2015) Influence of karst denudation on the northwest coast of Curaçao, in Glumac, B and Savarese, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and other Carbonate Regions, p. 200-212
  • Loh T, McMurray SE, Henkel TP, Vicente J, Pawlik JR. (2015) Indirect effects of overfishing on Caribbean reefs: sponges overgrow reef-building corals. PeerJ 3:e901 Click here for pdf
  • Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA, Medina MM (2015) Reproductive natural history and successful juvenile propagation of the threatened Caribbean Pillar Coral Dendrogyra cylindrus. BMC ecology, 15(1): 9. Click here for pdf.
  • Quéré G, Nugues MM (2015) Coralline algae disease reduces survival and settlement success of coral planulae in laboratory experiments. Coral Reefs : 1-8. Click here for abstract
  • Quéré G, Steneck RS, Nugues MM (2015) Spatiotemporal and species-specific patterns of diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curaçao. Coral Reefs 34: 259-273. Click here for abstract
  • Richards VP, DeBiasse MB, Shivji MS (2015) Genetic evidence supports larval retention in the Western Caribbean for an invertebrate with high dispersal capability (Ophiothrix suensonii: Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea). Coral Reefs 34: 313-325. Click here for abstract
  • Simal F, de Lannoy C, García-Smith L, Doest O, de Freitas JA, Franken F,Zaandam IMartino AGonzález-Carcacía JAPeñaloza CLBertuol PSimal D, Nassar JM (2015). Island–island and island–mainland movements of the Curaçaoan long-nosed bat, Leptonycteris curasoae. Journal of Mammalogy 96: 579-590. Click here for abstract
  • Van der Meij SE, Van Tienderen KM, Hoeksema BW (2015) A mesophotic record of the gall crab Opecarcinus hypostegus from a Curaçaoan reef. Bulletin of marine science 91(2): 205-206. Click here for pdf
  • Vermeij MJA, Debey H, Grimsditch G, Brown J, Obura D, DeLeon R, Sandin SA. (2015)  The negative effect of gardening damselfish (Stegastes planifrons) on coral health depends on predator abundance in a Caribbean MPA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 528: 289-295. Click here for abstract
  • Williams, SM, Mumby PJ, Chollett I, Cortés J (2015) Importance of differentiating *Orbicella* reefs from gorgonian plains for ecological ssessments of Caribbean reefs. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 530:93-101
  • Williams SM, Chollett I, Roff G, Cortés J, Dryden CS Mumby PJ (2015) Hierarchical spatial patterns in Caribbean reef benthic assemblages. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 1327–1335. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12509. Click here for abstract

 

2014

Scientific publications

  • Alexander BE, Liebrand K, Osinga R, van der Geest HG, Admiraal W, et al. (2014) Cell turnover and detritus production in marine sponges from tropical and temperate benthic ecosystems. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109486. Click here for pdf
  • Atherton S, Hochberg R (2014) The evolution of the reproductive system of Urodasys (Gastrotricha: Macrodasyida). Invertebrate Biology. online first. Click here for Abstract.
  • Debrot AO, Vinke E, van der Wende G, Hylkema A, Reed JR (2014) Deepwater marine litter densities and composition from submersible video-transects around the ABC-islands, Dutch Caribbean. Mar. Pollut. Bull. Online first. Click here for Abstract.
  • Debrot AO,  de Leon R, Esteban N, Meesters HGW Meesters (2013*) Observations on the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in the Dutch Caribbean. Caribbean Journal of Science 47, no. 2-3 : 344-349. Click here for pdf.
  • Debrot AO, Esteban N, Bervoets T, Hoetjes PC, Scheidat M. (2013*) Marine mammals of the north-eastern Caribbean Windward Dutch Islands: Saba, St Eustatius, St Maarten, and the Saba Bank. Caribbean Journal of Science, 47(2-3), 159-172. Click here for pdf.
  • Den Haan J, Visser PM, Ganase AE, Gooren EE, Stal LJ, van Duyl FC, Vermeij MJA, Huisman J (in press) High nitrogen fixation rates by cyanobacteria in algal turf communities on a Caribbean coral reef. Coral reefs
  • Ertz D, Tehler A, Irestedt M, Frisch A, Thor G, van den Boom P (2014) A large-scale phylogenetic revision of Roccellaceae (Arthoniales) reveals eight new genera. Fungal Diversity, 1-23. Click here for pdf.
  • Fricke, A., Teichberg, M., Nugues, M. M., Beilfuss, S., Bischof, K. (2014). Effects of depth and ultraviolet radiation on coral reef turf algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461, 73-84. Click here for abstract.
  • Garg N, Kapono C, Lim YW, Koyama N, Conrad D, Rohwer F, Vermeij MJA, Dorrestein PC (2014) Mass spectral similarity for untargeted metabolomics data analysis of complex mixtures. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. Click here for abstract.
  • Grol MG, Rypel AL, Nagelkerken I (2014). Growth potential and predation risk drive ontogenetic shifts among nursery habitats in a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 502, 229-244. Click here for pdf.
  • Quéré G, Steneck RS, NuguesMM (2014) Spatiotemporal and species-specific patterns of diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curaçao. Coral Reefs, 1-15. Click here for Abstract.
  • Gust KA, Najar FZ, Habib T, Lotufo GR, Piggot AM, Fouke BW, … & Perkins EJ (2014) Coral-zooxanthellae meta-transcriptomics reveals integrated response to pollutant stress. BMC genomics, 15(1), 591. Click here for pdf
  • Kelly LW, Williams GJ, Barott KL, Carlson CA, Dinsdale EA, Edwards RA, Haas AF, Haynes M, Lim YW, McDole T, Nelson CE, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Youle M, Rohwer F (2014) Local genomic adaptation of coral reef-associated microbiomes to gradients of natural variability and anthropogenic stressors.doi:10.1073/pnas.1403319111 . Click here for the Abstract
  • Lim YW, Cuevas D, Silva GGZ, Aguinaldo K, Dinsdale E, Haas A, Hatay M, Sanchez S, Wegley L, Dutilh B, Harkins T, Lee C, Warren T, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Zgliczynski B, Vermeij MJA, Rohwer F, Edwards RA. (2014) Sequencing At Sea: Challenges and Experiences in Ion Torrent PGM Sequencing during the 2013 Southern Line Islands Research Expedition. PeerJ. Click here for pdf.
  • Mueller B, van der Zande RM, van Leent PJM, Meesters EH, Vermeij MJA, van Duyl FC (2014) Effect of light availability on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) release by Caribbean reef algae and corals. Bull Mar Sci. Bulletin of Marine Science. Click here for abstract.
  • Mueller B, de Goeij JM., Vermeij MJA, Mulders Y, van der Ent E, Ribes M, van Duyl FC (2014) Natural diet of coral-excavating sponges consists mainly of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). PloS one, 9(2), e90152. Click here for pdf.
  • Prada C, McIlroy SE, Beltrán DM, Valint DJ, Ford SA., Hellberg ME, Coffroth MA (2014). Cryptic diversity hides host and habitat specialization In a gorgonian‐algal symbiosis. Molecular ecology. Click here for abstract.
  • Richards VP, DeBiasse MB, Shivji MS (2014) Genetic evidence supports larval retention in the Western Caribbean for an invertebrate with high dispersal capability (Ophiothrix suensonii: Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea). Coral Reefs: 1-13. Click here for Abstract
  • Sivaguru M, Fried GA, Miller CAH, Fouke BW (2014)  Multimodal Optical Microscopy Methods reveal polyp tissue morphology and structure in Caribbean reef building corals. J. Vis. Exp. (91), e51824, doi:10.3791/51824. Click here for Abstract
  • Taylor MS, Stahl-Timmins W, Redshaw CH,  Osborne NJ (2014). Toxic alkaloids in Lyngbya majuscula and related tropical marine cyanobacteria. Harmful Algae, 31, 1-8. Click here for abstract.
  • Van der Meij SET (2014) Host species, range extensions, and an observation of the mating system of Atlantic shallow-water gall crabs (Decapoda: Cryptochiridae). Bull Mar Sci. 90(4):000–000 (online first) click here for pdf.
  • Willette, D.A., J. Chalifour, A.O Debrot, W.J. Miller, H. Oxenford, S.C.C. Steiner, F. Védie (in press) Continued expansion of the globally invasive marine angiosperm Halophila stipulacea in the Eastern Caribbean. Aquatic Botany. Click here for abstract.
  • Wolf A, Nugues MM, Wild C (2014) Distribution, food preference, and trophic position of the corallivorous fireworm Hermodice carunculata in a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs: 1-11.

*) delayed publication

Scientific reports

  • Smith SR, van der Burg WJ, Debrot AO, van Buurt G, de Freietas JA (2014) Key elements towards a joint invasive alien species strategy for the Dutch
    Caribbean. Imares report C020/14 PRI report number 550. Click here for a pdf.

2013
Scientific publications

  • Ahrens JB, Borda E, Barroso R, Paiva PC, Campell AM, Wolf A, Nugues MM, Rouse GW, Schulze A (2013). The curious case of Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): evidence for genetic homogeneity throughout the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent basins. Mol. Ecol. 22: 2280–2291. Click here for pdf.
  • Biggs BC (2013) Harnessing natural recovery processes to improve restoration outcomes: An experimental assessment of sponge-mediated coral reef restoration. PLoS ONE 8(6): e64945. Click here for pdf.
  • Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Ogier JJ, Hay KB, van Bleijswijk J, Englebert N, Vermeij MJA, Bak RPM, Visser PM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2013) Sharing the slope: depth partitioning of agariciid corals and associated Symbiodinium across shallow and mesophotic habitats (2-60 m) on a Caribbean reef. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:205.
  • de Freitas JA, Rojer AC (2013) New plant records for Bonaire and the Dutch Caribbean islands. Caribbean Journal of Science 47: 114-117.
  • de Goeij J, van Oevelen D, Vermeij MJA, Osinga R, Middelburg J, de Goeij A, Admiraal W (2013) The sponge loop retains energy and nutrients within coral reefs. Science 342:108-110.
  • De Leon R, Vane K, Bertuol P, Chamberland VC, Simal F, Imms E, Vermeij MJA (2013) The effectiveness of lionfish removal efforts in the Southern Caribbean. Endangered Species Research 22: 175–182.
  • Engene N, Gunasekera SP, Gerwick WH, Paul VJ (2013) Phylogenetic inferences reveal a large extent of novel biodiversity in chemically rich tropical marine cyanobacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(6): 1882.
  • Filatov MV, Frade PR, Bak RPM, Vermeij MJA, Kaandorp JA (2013) Comparison between colony morphology and molecular phylogeny in the Caribbean scleractinian coral genus Madracis. PLoS ONE 8(8): e71287.
  • Foster NL, Baums IB, Sanchez JA, Paris CB, Chollett I, et al. (2013) Hurricane-driven  patterns of clonality in an ecosystem engineer: The Caribbean coral Montastraea annularis. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53283. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053283 Click here for a pdf
  • Fricke A, Titlyanova TV, Nugues MM, Bischof K (2013). Neosiphonia howei (Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae)—a common epiphyte of the spreading coral reef alga Lobophora variegata (Dictyotales: Dictyotaceae). Marine Biodiversity Records 6: 6 2013e3. Click here for the Abstract
  • Gregg AK, Hatay M, Haas AF, Robinett N, Barott K, Vermeij MJA, Marhaver K, Thompson F, Meirelles P, Rohwer F (2013) Biological oxygen demand optode analysis of coral reef-associated microbial communities exposed to algal exudates PeerJ 1:e107. Click here for the pdf.
  • Haan Jd, Huisman J, Dekker F, ten Brinke JL, Ford AK, et al. (2013) Fast detection of nutrient limitation in macroalgae and seagrass with nutrient-induced fluorescence. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068834 Click here for pdf
  • Hartmann AC, Marhaver KL, Chamberland VF, Sandin SA, Vermeij MJA (in press) Large birth size does not reduce the negative latent effects of harsh environmental conditions across early life stages. Ecology. Click here for the Abstract.
  • Huijbers, C., I. Nagelkerken, A. Debrot and E. Jongejans (2013) Movement across ecosystem boundaries: source-sink population dynamics of a coral reef fish. Ecology 94: 1859-1870.
  • Marhaver, K.L., Vermeij, M.J.A., Rohwer, F. Sandin, S.A. (2013) Janzen-Connell effects in a broadcast-spawning Caribbean coral: Distance dependent survival of larvae and settlers. Ecology 94:146-160. Click here for the AbstractSmith JE, Price NN, Nelson CE, Haas AF (2013) Coupled changes in oxygen concentration and pH caused by metabolism of benthic coral reef organisms.Mar. Biol.DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2239-z. Click here for Abstract.
  • Stephen CL, Reynoso VH, Collett WS, Hasbun CR, Breinholt JW (2013) Geographical structure and cryptic lineages within common green iguanas, Iguana iguana.Journal of Biogeography 40: 50–62.
  • Vermeij MJA, van der Heijden RA, Olthuis JG, Marhaver KL, Smith JE, Visser PM (2013) Survival and dispersal of turf algae and macroalgae consumed by herbivorous coral reef fishes. Oecologia 171: 417-425. Click here for a pdf
  • Vermeij MJA, Frade PR, Bak RPM (2013) Zooxanthellae presence acts as a settlement cue for aposymbiotic planulae of the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata. Caribbean Journal of Science 47: 31-36.
  • Wolf AT, Nugues MM (2013) Predation on coral settlers by the corallivorous fireworm Hermodice carunculata. Coral Reefs 32:227–231. Click here for the Abstract
  • Wolf AT, Nugues MM (2013) Synergistic effects of algal overgrowth and corallivory on Caribbean reef-building corals. Ecology, 94(8), 1667-1674.

2012

Scientific publications

  • Barott KL, Williams GJ, Vermeij MJA, Harris J, Smith JE, Rohwer FL, Sandin SA (2012) Natural history of coral-algae competition across a gradient of human activity in the Line Islands. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 460: 1–12. (Feature article) Click here for a pdf
  • Barott KL, Rodriguez-Brito B, Youle M, Marhaver KL, Vermeij MJA, Smith JE, Rohwer FL (2012) Microbial to reef scale interactions between the reef-building coral Montastraea annularis and benthic algae. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 279: 1655−1664 Click here for Abstract
  • Dornburg A, Moore JA, Webster R, Warren DL, Brandley MC, Iglesias TL, Wainwright PC, Neara TJ (2012) Molecular phylogenetics of squirrelfishes and soldierfishes (Teleostei: Beryciformes: Holocentridae): Reconciling more than 100 years of taxonomic confusion. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Available online 2 August 2012. Click here for Abstract.
  • Davies SW, Rahman M, Meyer E, Green EA, Buschiazzo E, Medina M, Matz MV (2012) Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers for population genetics of the endangered Caribbean star coral, Montastraea faveolata. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-012-0133-4
  • De León R, Vane K, Vermeij MJA, Bertuol P, Simal F (2012) Overfishing Works: A comparison of the effectiveness of lionfish control efforts between Bonaire and Curaçao. Proceedings of the 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute,Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
  • Eytan RI, Hastings PA, Holland BR, Hellberg ME (2012) Reconciling molecules and morphology: Molecular systematics and biogeography of Neotropical blennies (Acanthemblemaria) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (1), 159-173
  • Meesters EH, Mueller B, Nugues MM (2012) Caribbean free-living coral species co-occurring deep off the windward coast of Curacao. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0960-6
  • Near TJ, Eytan RI, Dornburg A, Kuhn KL, Moore JA, Davis MP, Wainwright PC, Friedman M, Smith WL (2012) Resolution of ray-finned fish phylogeny and timing of diversification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (34), 13698-13703
  • Wolf AT, Nugues MM (2012) Predation on coral settlers by the corallivorous fireworm Hermodice carunculata. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0969-x
  • Foster, N.L. Paris, C.B., Kool, J.T., Baums, I.B., Stevens, J.R., Sanchez, S.A., Bastidas, C., Agudelo, C., Bush, P., Day, O., Ferrari, R., Gonzalez, P., Gore, S., Guppy, R., McCartney, M., McCoy, C., Mendes, J., Srinivasan, A., Steiner, S., Vermeij, M.J.A., Weil, E., Mumby P.J. (2012) Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecology 5: 1143–1157. Click here for Abstract
  • Kambesis, P. N., Mylroie, J. R., Mylroie, J. E., Larson, E. B., Owen-Nagel, A. M., Sumrall, J. B., and Lace, M. J., 2012 (abstract), Influence of karst denudation on the northwest coast of Curacao. 16th Symposium on the geology of the Bahamas and other carbonate regions program, Gerace Research Centre, p.34.
  • Muhs DR, Pandolfi JM, Simmons KR, Schumann RR (2012) Sea-level history of past interglacial periods from uranium-series dating of corals, Curacao, Leeward Antilles islands. Quaternary Research 78: 157-169. Click here for a pdf.
  • Huijbers CM, Nagelkerken I, Lossbroek PAC, Schulten IE, Siegenthaler A, Holderied MW, Simpson SD (2012) A test of the senses: Fish select novel habitats by responding
    to multiple cues Ecology 93:46–55. Click here for Abstract
  • Kelly LW, Barott KL, Dinsdale L, Friedlander AM, Nosrat B, Obura D, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Williams GJ, Willner D, Rohwer F (2011) Iron induced phase-shifts on coral reefs. ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.114. Click here for Abstract
  • Nagelkerken I, Grol MGG, Mumby PJ (2012) Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities. PLoS
    ONE 7(6): e36906. Click here for pdf.
  • Witte RH , Van Buurt G, Debrot AO, Bermudez-Villapola LA, Simal F (2012)First record of Fraser’s dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei for the Dutch Caribbean. Marine Biodiversity 5: 46-50.
  • Petit S, Waudby HP, Walker AT, Zanker R, Rau G (2012) A non-mutilating method for marking small wild mammals and reptiles.Australian Journal of Zoology 60(1) 64-71. Click here for Abstract.
  • Stampar SN, Maronna MM, Vermeij MJA, da Silveira FL, Morandini AC (2012) Temporal and spatial  diversification of banded tube-dwelling anemones (genus: Isarachnanthus) in the Atlantic ocean. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041091. Click here for a pdf
  • Weigt LA, Baldwin CC, Driskell A, Smith DG, Ormos A, et al. (2012) Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Caribbean Reef Fish Biodiversity: Expanding Taxonomic and Geographic Coverage. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41059. Click here for a pdf.
  • Wolf AT, Wild C, Nugues MM (2012) Contact with macroalgae causes variable coral mortality in Montastraea faveolata. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012. Click here for pdf

Scientific reports

  • Debrot,A.O., van Buurt, G., and M.J.A. Vermeij (2011) Preliminary overview of exotic and invasive marine species in the Dutch Caribbean. IMARES Report number C188/11. 29pp. Click here for pdf.
  • Vermeij MJA (2012) The current state of Curacao’s reefs. Carmabi report 38pp. Click here for pdf.
  • van Rooijen AK, Roothans BP (2012) Inventarisatie van de invasieve lionfish (Pterois spec.) en enkele gevolgen voor de riffen van Curaҫao.Report Hogeschool Zeeland/ Carmabi.
  • Kutter P (2012) Changes in primary production rates (13C) of benthic organisms under different nutrient regimes on a coral reef. Report University of Amsterdam.

2011

Scientific publications

  • Dornburg A, Warren DL, Iglesias T, Brandley MC (2011) Natural History Observations of the Ichthyological and Herpetological Fauna on the Island of Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 52(1):181-186.
  • Fricke A, Titlyanova TV, Nugues MM, Bischof K (2011) Depth-related variation in epiphytic communities growing on the brown alga Lobophora variegata in a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-011-0772-0
  • Fricke A, Teichberg M, Beilfuss S, Bischof K (2011) Succession patterns in algal turf vegetation on a Caribbean coral reef. Botanica Marina 54: 111-126.
  • Grol MGG, Nagelkerken I, Rypel AL, Layman CA (2011) Simple ecological trade-offs give rise to emergent cross-ecosystem distributions of a coral reef fish. Oecologia 165:79–88.
  • Grol, M.G.G., Nagelkerken, I., Bosch, N. Meesters, E.H. (2011) Preference of early juveniles of a coral reef fish for distinct lagoonal microhabitats is not related to common measures of structural complexity. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.: 432: 221–233.
  • Hultgren KM, MacDonald K, Emmett D (2011) Sponge-dwelling snapping shrimps (Alpheidae: Synalpheus) of Barbados, West Indies, with a description of a new eusocial species.  Zootaxa 2834:1-16.
  • Muller, E., Vermeij, M.J.A. (2011) Day time spawning of a Caribbean coral. Coral Reefs. doi: 10.1007/s00338-011-0814-7
  • Marhaver KLM (2011) Bleaching corals of two species appear to feed from neighboring algal turfs. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0782-y
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., Frade, P.R., Bak, R.P.M. (in press) Zooxanthellae presence acts as a settlement cue for aposymbiotic planulae of the Caribbean coral Montastraea faveolata. Caribbean Journal of Science.
  • Kelly LW, Barott KL, Dinsdale L, Friedlander AM, Nosrat B, Obura D, Sala E, Sandin SA, Smith JE, Vermeij MJA, Williams GJ, Willner D, Rohwer F (in press) Iron induced phase-shifts on coral reefs. ISME Journal.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., Bakker, J., van der Hal, N., Bak, R.P.M. (2011) Juvenile coral abundance has decreased by more than 50% in only three decades on a small Caribbean island. Diversity 3(3), 296-307. Open Access, click here for pdf
  • Fricke A, Titlyanova TV, Nugues MM, Bischof K (2011) Depth-related variation in epiphytic communities growing on the brown alga Lobophora variegata in a Caribbean coral reef. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-011-0772-0
  • Kimireia, I.A., Nagelkerken, I., Griffioen, B., Wagner, C., and Y.D. Mgaya (2011) Ontogenetic habitat use by mangrove/seagrass-associated coral reef fishes shows flexibility in time and space. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 47-58.
  • Petit, S. (in press).  Effects of mixed-species pollen load on fruits, seeds, and seedlings of two sympatric columnar cactus species.  Ecological Research.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., M.L. Dailer and C.M. Smith (2011) Crustose coralline algae can suppress macroalgal growth and recruitment on Hawaiian coral reefs. Marine Eology Progress Series 422: 1-7. (Featured Article). Open acces, to see the entire article: click here.
  • Polato NR, Vera JC, Baums IB (2011) Gene discovery in the threatened Elkhorn Coral: 454 Sequencing of the Acropora palmata transcriptome. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28634. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028634
  • Rassweiler A, Rassweiler T (2011) Does rapid scavenging hide non-predation mortality in coral-reef communities? Marine and Freshwater Research  62: 510-515.
  • Reygel PC. Willems WR, Artois TJ (2011) Koinocystididae and Gnathorhynchidae (Platyhelminthes: Rhabdocoela: Kalyptorhynchia) from the Galapagos, with the description of three new species.  Zootaxa 3096:  27-40.
  • van Duyl FC, Moodley L, Nieuwland G, van Ijzerloo L, van Soest RWM, Houtekamer M, Meesters EH, Middelburg JJ (2011) Coral cavity sponges depend on reef-derived food resources:stable isotope and fatty acid constraints. Mar. Biol. 158:1653–1666.

Scientific reports

  • Petit, S. (in press).  Bataille pour sauver les cactus de Curaçao. Terra Seca.
  • Debrot,A.O., van Buurt, G., and M.J.A. Vermeij (2011) Preliminary overview of exotic and invasive marine species in the Dutch Caribbean. IMARES Report number C188/11. 29pp.
  • Grimsditch, G. Arnold, S., de Bey, H., Brown, J. Engel, S., de Leon, R., Vermeij, M. (2011)  Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park, Netherlands Antilles. IUCN. For a PDF of this document, click here. This is a large (11Mb) document.


2010

Scientific publications

  • Bongaerts P, Ridgway T, Sampayo EM, Hoegh-Guldberg (2010) Assessing the ‘deep reef refugia’ hypothesis: focus on Caribbean reefs. Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-009-0581-x. To download this paper, click here.
  • Filatov MV, Kaandorp JA, Postma M, van Liere R, Kruszyński KJ , Vermeij MJA, Streekstra GJ, Bak RPM (2010) A comparison between coral colonies of the genus Madracis and simulated forms. Proc Roy Soc B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.0957. To download this paper, click here.
  • Frade PR, Reyes-Nivia MC, Faria J, et al (2010)  Semi-permeable species boundaries in the coral genus Madracis: Introgression in a brooding coral system. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 1072-1090. To read the abstract, click here.
  • Gyri C, Felis T, Koelling M, Scheffers SR (in press). Geochemistry and skeletal structure of Diploria strigosa, implications for coral-based climate reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • Giry C, Felis T, Scheffers SR, Scholtz D (2010). Assessing the potential of Southern Caribbean corals for paleotemperature reconstruction. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environmental Science 9 012021. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/9/1/012021
  • Giry C, Felis T, Scheffers SR, Scholtz D. (in press) Assessing the potential of Southern Caribbean corals for paleotemperature reconstruction. Proceedings of the PAGES 1st YSM, Retrospective views on our planet’s future, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
  • Giry C, Felis T, Scheffers SR, Fensterer C (2010). Monthly Holocene temperature variability from Caribbean corals. PAGES news 18: 49
  • Kruitwagen G, Nagelkerken I, Lugendo BR, Mgaya YD, Wendelaar Bonga SE (2010) Importance of different carbon sources for macroinvertebrates and fishes of an interlinked mangrove–mudflat ecosystem (Tanzania). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 88: 464-472
  • Nagelkerken I, De Schryver AM, Verweij MC, Dahdouh-Guebas F, van der Velde G, Koedam N (2010) Differences in root architecture influence attraction of fishes to mangroves: a field experiment mimicking roots of different length, orientation, and complexity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396: 27-34.
  • Pignatelli C, Scheffers A, Scheffers SR and Mastronuzzi G (2010). Evaluation of tsunami flooding from geomorphological evidence in Bonaire (Netherland Antilles). Zeitschrift fuer Geomorphologie
  • Scheffers SR, van Soest RWM, Nieuwland G, Bak RPM (in press). Coral reef framework cavities: Is functional similarity reflected in composition of the cryptic macrofaunal community? Atoll Research Bulletin.
  • Sommer B, Harrison PL, Scheffers SR (2010). Aggressive colonial ascidian impacting upon coral reefs at Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Coral Reefs, 29 (1): 245.
  • Toller, W., Debrot, A.O., Vermeij, M.J.A. and P.C. Hoetjes. (2010) Reef fishes of Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles: Assemblage structure across a gradient of habitat types. PLoS ONE 5(5): e9207 download paper
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., I. van Moorselaar, S. Engelhard, C. Hörnlein, S. M. Vonk and P. M. Visser (in press) The effects of nutrient enrichment and herbivore abundance on the ability of turf algae to overgrow coral in the Caribbean. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14312. download paper.
  • Vermeij, M. J.A. (2010) First observation of a nocturnal nudibranch feeding on Caribbean corals.  Coral Reefs 29: 1047. without abstract.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., K.L. Marhaver, C.M. Huijbers, I. Nagelkerken and S.D. Simpson (2010) Coral larvae move towards reef sounds. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10660 download paper
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., Barott, K.L., Johnson, A.E. and K.L. Marhaver (2010) Release of eggs from tentacles in a Caribbean coral. Coral Reefs 29: 411. without abstract.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., A.O. Debrot, N. van der Hal, J. Bakker and R.P.M.  Bak (2010) Increased recruitment rates indicate recovering populations of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum on Curaçao. Bulletin of Marine Science  86: 719-725. To read the abstract, click here.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., M.L. Dailer, S.M. Walsh, M.K. Donovan and C.M. Smith (2010) The effects of trophic interactions and spatial competition on algal community composition on Hawaiian coral reefs. Marine Ecology 31: 291-299. download paper.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., I. van Moorselaar, S. Engelhard, C. Hörnlein, S. M. Vonk and P. M. Visser (2010) The effects of nutrient enrichment and herbivore abundance on the ability of turf algae to overgrow coral in the Caribbean. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14312. download paper

2009

Scientific publications

  • Bak RPM, Nieuwland G, Meesters EH. 2009. Coral growth rates revisited after 31 years: what is causing lower extension rates in Acropora palmata? Bulletin of Marine Science 84: 287-294. Abstract .
  • Brown A, Collier N, Debrot A, Del Nevo A, Wells J. 2009. Important bird areas. Americas: Dutch Caribbean. In: Devenish, C. (ed.).  Important Bird Areas in the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
  • Debrot AO, Boogerd C, van den Broeck D. 2009. Chapter 24. The Netherlands Antilles III: Curaçao and Bonaire. Pp. 207-215. In: Bradley PE & Norton RL (eds.) Breeding seabirds of the Caribbean. Univ. Press, Florida.
  • De Goeij JM, De Kluijver A, Van Duyl FC, Vacelet J, Wijffels RH, De Goeij AFPM, Cleutjens JPM, Schutte B. 2009. Cell kinetics of the marine sponge Halisarca caerulea reveal rapid cell turnover and shedding. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 3892-3900. Abstract.
  • Dorenbosch M, Grol MGG, de Groene A, et al. 2009. Piscivore assemblages and predation pressure affect relative safety of some back-reef habitats for juvenile fish in a Caribbean bay. Marine Ecology Progress 379: 181-196. Open access.
  • Engel M, Bolten A, Brhückner H, Daut G, Kelletat D, Schäbitz F, Scheffers A, Scheffers SR, Vött,A, Wille M, Willershäuser  T. 2009. Reading the chapter of extreme wave  events in nearshore geo-bio-archives of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) – initial results from Lagun and Boka Bartol. Marburger Geographische Schriften 145: 157-178. Abstract.
  • Frade PR. 2009. Corals through the light: Phylogenetics, functional diversity and adaptive strategies of coral-symbiont associations over a large depth range. PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam.
  • Nagelkerken I (Ed.). 2009. Ecological connectivity among tropical coastal ecosystems. Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, 615pp. more…
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  • Nagelkerken I (2009) Evaluation of nursery function of mangroves and seagrass beds for tropical decapods and reef fishes: patterns and underlying mechanisms. In: Nagelkerken I (ed.) Ecological connectivity among tropical coastal ecosystems. Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 357-399
  • Nagelkerken I (2009) Introduction. In: Nagelkerken I (ed.) Ecological connectivity among tropical coastal ecosystems. Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 1-6
  • Nijman V, Booij J, Flikweert M, Allabadian M, de Freitas JA, Vonk R, Prins TG. 2009. Habitat use of raptors in response to anthropogenic land use on Bonaire and Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 45: 25-29. Abstract
  • Paddack MJ, Reynolds JD, Aguilar C, et al. 2009. Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Current Biology 19: 590-595. Abstract.
  • Petit S, Da Costa Gomez M. 2009.  Mysterious malady of an ecologically important cactus species.  Cactus and Succulent Journal 81: 64-65.
  • Petit S. 2009.  Combatting cactus clearance on Curaçao.  Cactus and Succulent Journal 81: 16-19.
  • Piggot AM, Fouke BW, Sivaguru M, Sanford R, Gaskins HR. 2009. Change in zooxanthellae and mucocyte tissue density as an adaptive response to environmental stress by the coral Montastraea annularis, Marine Biology 156:2379-2389. Abstract
  • Prins TG, Reuter JH, Debrot AO, Wattel J, Nijman V. 2009. Checklist of the birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, South Caribbean. Ardea  97: 137-262.  Abstract.
  • Ritson-Williams R, Arnold S, Fogarty N, Steneck R, Vermeij MJA, Paul V. 2009. New perspectives on ecological mechanisms affecting coral recruitment on reefs. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 38:437-457. Open access, but large document (70Mb).
  • Sommer B, Harrison PL, Scheffers SR. 2009. Aggressive colonial ascidian impacting upon coral reefs at Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Coral Reefs 29: 245
  • Vermeij MJA, Dailer ML, Walsh SM, Donovan MK, Smith CM. 2009. The effects of trophic interactions and spatial competition on algal community composition on Hawaiian coral reefs. Marine Ecology. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2009.00343.x. Abstract.
  • Vermeij MJA. 2009. Floating corallites: a new ecophenotype in scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs 28: 987-987. Abstract.
  • Vermeij MJA, Smith TB, Dailer ML, Smith CM. 2009. Release from native herbivores facilitates the persistence of invasive marine algae: a biogeographical comparison of the relative contribution of nutrients and herbivory to invasion success. Biological Invasions 11: 1463-1474. Abstract .
  • Vermeij MJA, Dailer ML, Smith CM. 2009. Nutrient enrichment promotes survival and dispersal of drifting fragments in an invasive tropical macroalga. Coral Reefs 28: 429-435. Abstract.
  • Vermeij MJA,  Smith JE, Smith CM, Thurber RV, Sandin SA. 2009. Survival and settlement success of coral planulae: independent and synergistic effects of macroalgae and microbes. Oecologia 159: 325-336. Abstract.

Scientific reports

  • Debrot AO. 2009. Cultural ties to the land in an arid plantation setting in Curacao.  Carmabi report, 57 pp.
  • Engelhard S. 2009. Herbivorous fish decrease abundance of turf algae that compete for space with Caribbean coral Montastraea annularis. MSc Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 13pp. Abstract
  • Fraaije R. 2009. Do mangroves and seagrass beds enhance corqal reef resilience through increased grazing on adjacent reefs? MSc Thesis, Radboud University of Nijmegen, 31pp.
  • Hörnlein C. 2009. The effect of herbivorous fish abundance on overgrowth of the Caribbean coral Montastraea annularis by turf algae. MSc Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 11pp. Abstract
  • Janssen Steenberg H. 2009. Taking on the eco-tourism challenge: possible improvements to the National Park Shete Boka offerings. BSc  Thesis, SEF-UNA, 106pp.
  • De Lannoy  CCT. 2009. Evaluation of spatial management of nature areas of Curaçao; A quick assessment of the current state of nature areas and recommendations for nature policy. MSc Thesis, Utrecht University, 104pp.
  • Komanns J, van der Vossen M, Klein Haarhuis M, van der Meij S. 2009. Survey onderzoek Parke Nashonal Shete Boka: Onderzoek naar de bereidwilligheid van de bezoekers van het Shete Boka Nationaal Park om een hoger ‘parkeerbedrag’ te betalen. 55 pp.
  • Lossbroek PAC. 2009. Habitat selection of post-settlement stage French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum): auditory, chemical and visual cues.MSc Thesis, Radboud University of Nijmegen, 24pp
  • Lundkvist R. 2009. Mollies of the ABC Islands. Aquarium Fish International: 48-49.
  • Margarita I. 2009.Duurzaam toerisme, een brug van ontwikkeling: Een haalbaarheidsonderzoek naar duurzame exploitatie van het natuurgebied Daaibooi. BSc  Thesis, SEF-UNA, 85pp.
  • Van Moorselaar I. 2009. Effects of nutrient enrichment on turf algal growth and the consequences for the dominant Caribbean reef building species Montastraea annularis. MSc Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 19pp. Abstract
  • Vonk SM. 2009. In situ enrichment experiment: the effects on turfalgal growth and the consequences for the scleractinian coral Montastraea annularis. MSc Thesis, University of Amsterdam, 18pp. Abstract
  • Siegenthaler A. 2009. Habitat-specific sound and the visual presence of conspecifics as possible cues for habitat selection by post-larval French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum) on Curacao. MSc Thesis, Radboud University of Nijmegen, 34pp

2008

  • Frade, P.R., De Jongh, F., Vermeulen F., et al. 2008. Variation in symbiont distribution between closely related coral species over large depth ranges. Molecular Ecology 17, 2: 691-703.
  • Frias-Lopez, J. Klaus J. S. and B. W. Fouke. in press. Cytotoxic activity of Blackband disease (BBD) extracts against the symbiotic dinoflagellates Symbiodinium sp.
  • Goeij J.M. de, van den Berg, H., van Oostveen, M.M., et al. 2008. Major bulk dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal by encrusting coral reef cavity sponges. Marine Ecology Progress Series 357: 139-151
  • Grol MGG, Dorenbosch M, Kokkelmans EMG, Nagelkerken I (2008) Mangroves and seagrass beds do not enhance growth of early juveniles of a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 366: 137-146
  • Huijbers CM, Mollee EM, Nagelkerken I (2008) Post-larval French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum) distinguish between seagrass, mangrove and coral reef water: Implications for recognition of potential nursery habitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 357: 134-139
  • Hulsman, H., Vonk, R., Aliabadian, M., et al. 2008. Effect of introduced species and habitat alteration on the occurrence and distribution of euryhaline fishes in fresh- and brackish-water habitats on Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao (South Caribbean).  Contributions to Zoology, 77, 1: 45-51.
  • Nagelkerken I, Blaber SJM, Bouillon S, Green P, Haywood M, Kirton LG, Meynecke J-O, Pawlik J, Penrose HM, Sasekumar A, Somerfield PJ (2008) The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna: a review. Aquatic Botany 89: 155-185
  • Nagelkerken I, Faunce CH (2008) What makes mangroves attractive to fish? Use of artificial units to test the influence of water depth, cross-shelf location, and presence of root structure. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 79: 559-565
  • Nagelkerken I, Bothwell J, Nemeth RS, Pitt JM, van der Velde G (2008) Interlinkage between Caribbean coral reefs and seagrass beds through feeding migrations by grunts (Haemulidae) depends on habitat accessibility. Marine Ecology Progress Series 368: 155-164
  • Nugues MM, Bak RPM (2008) Long-term dynamics of the brown macroalga Lobophora variegata on deep reefs in Curaçao. Coral Reefs 27: 389–393
  • Sandin, S. A., E. M. Sampayo and M.J.A. Vermeij (2008). Coral reef fish and benthic community structure of Bonaire and Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 137-144.
  • Sandin, S.A., Vermeij, M.J.A. and A.H. Hurlbert (2008). Biogeography of Caribbean reef fish. Journal of Biogeography 17: 770–777.
  • Scheffers, A., Scheffers, S.R. and D. Kelletat (in press). Documentation of the impact of Hurricane Ivan on the coastline of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles). Journal of Coastal Research.
  • Verweij MC, Nagelkerken I, Hans I, Ruseler SM, Mason PRD (2008) Seagrass nurseries contribute to coral reef fish populations. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 1540-1547

2007

  • Anker, A. 2007. New species and records of Alpheid shrimps, genera Salmoneus Holthuis and Parabetaeus Coutiere,from the tropical western Atlantic (Decapoda, Caridea). Zootaxa, 1653: 21-39.
  • Booth, A., M. Savarese, R.W. Portell, D. S. Jones and I. R. Quitmyer. 2007. Paleoenvironmental and Sclerochronologic reconstruction of Large Oyster-Bearing Pliocene reefsfrom Curaçao. First International Sclerochronology Conference, University of Florida, July 17-21, 2007: 8.
  • Dean, H.K., I. Hernandez-Avila and E.B. Cutler. 2007. Sipunculans of the Caribbean coast of Venezuela and Curaçao. Zootaxa, 1431: 45-54.
  • Dorenbosch, M., M.G.G. Grol, I. Nagelkerken, B.R. Lugendo and G.van der Velde. 2007. Different fish composition in seagrass beds adjacent to extensive mangrove areas as opposed to coral reefs. Bulletin of MarineScience, 80, 3: 919.
  • Dorenbosch, M., W.C.E.P. Verberk, I. Nagelkerken and G. van der Velde. 2007. Influence of habitat configuration on connectivity between fish assemblages of Caribbean seagrass beds, mangroves and coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 334: 103-116.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 58 : Marine gastropods from the ABC-islands and other localities 14: The family Terebridae with the description of a new species from Aruba Gastopoda: Terebridae). Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 3:  49-55.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 59 : Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities 15: Pterynotus xenos Harasewych, 1982 (Gastropoda: Muricidae), range extension to Curaçao and a note on its variability. Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 3: 56.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 54 : Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities: A note on “Cyclostremiscus” crassilabris Aguayo & Borro, 1946 and the status of Canimarina Aguayo & Borrro, 1946 (Gastopoda: Vitrinellidae). Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4: 60.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 60: Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities: A note on the presumed holotype of Buccinum polygonatum Lamarck, 1822 (Gastropoda: Nassariidae). Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4: 61-62.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 61: Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities: The genus Engina Gray, 1839 (Gastropoda: Buccinidae). Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4: 73-77.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies on West Indian marine molluscs 62: Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities 19: The genera Cerithiella and Retilaskeya (Gastropoda: Cerithiopsidae) with the description of a new species of Retilaskeya Marshall, 1978. Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4: 79-83.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies of West Indian marine molluscs 63: Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities 20: Solariorbis semipunctatus Moore, 1965 (Gastropoda: Vitrinellidae), first records for Florida, U.S.A. and Curaçao. Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4: 84.
  • Faber, M.J. 2007. Studies of West Indian marine molluscs 64: Marine gastropodsfrom the ABC-islands and other localities 21: Cylindrobullidae and Volvatellidae (Gastropoda: Sacoglossa). Miscellanea Malacologica, 2, 4:  85-86.
  • Flikweert, M., T.G. Prins, J.A. de Freitas and V. Nijman. 2007. Spatial variation in the diet of the Barn Owl Tyto alba in the Caribbean. – Ardea, 95, 1: 75-82.
  • Goeij, J.M. de and F. C. van Duyl. 2007. Coral cavities are sinks of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). Limnology and Oceanography, 57, 6: 2608-2617.
  • Gorney, D., A. Escalona, P. Mann, M. B. Magnani, and Bolivar Study Group. 2007. Chronology of Cenozoic tectonic events in western Venezuela and the Leeward Antilles based on integration of offshore seismic reflection data and on-land geology. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 91, 5: 653-684. .
  • I. do Sul, J. A. and M. F. Costa. 2007. Marine debris review for Latin America and the Wider Caribbean Region: from the 1970s until now, and where do we go from here? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54, 8: 1087-1104.
  • Klaus, J.S., I. Janse, J.M. Heikoop, R.A. Sanford and B.W. Fouke. 2007. Coral microbial communities, zooxanthellae and mucus along gradients of seawater depth and coastal pollution. Environmental Microbiology, 9, 5 : 1291-1305.
  • Klaus, J.S., A.F. Budd, J.M. Heikoop, et al. 2007. Environmental controls on corallite morphology in the reef coral Montastraea annularis. Bulletin of Marine Science, 80, 1:  233-260.
  • Kruszynski, K.J., J.A. Kaandorp and R. van Liere. 2007. A computational method for quantifying morphological variation in scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs, 26: 831-840.
  • Nagelkerken, I. 2007. Are non-estuarine mangroves connected to coral reefs through fish migration? Bulletin of Marine Science, 80, 3: 595-607.
  • Nagelkerken, I. and C.H. Faunce. 2007. Colonization of artificial mangroves by reef fishes in a marine seascape. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 75: 417-422.
  • Nagelkerken I (2007) Relationship between anthropogenic impacts and bleaching-associated tissue mortality of corals in Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles). Revista de Biologia Tropical 54 (Suppl. 3): 31-44
  • Nijman, V., M. Aliabadian, A.O. Debrot, J.A. de Freitas, L.G.L. Gomes, T.G. Prins and R. Vonk. 2007. Conservation status of Caribbean coot Fulica caribaea in the Netherlands Antilles and other parts of the Caribbean. Endangered Species Research, 4: 241-246.
  • Nugues, M.M. and R.P.M. Bak. 2007. Dark spot syndrome : recent or old? Coral Reefs, 26, 2: 359.
  • Nugues MM, Nagelkerken I (2007) Status of aspergillosis and sea fan populations in Curaçao ten years after the 1995 Caribbean epizootic. Revista de Biologia Tropical 54 (Suppl. 3): 153-160
  • Olson, J.B., D.K. Harmody, A.K. Bej and P.J. McCarthy. 2007. Tsukamurella spongiae sp nov., a novel actinomycete isolatedfrom a deepwater marine sponge. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57, 7: 1478-1481.
  • Pandolfi, John M. and Jeremy B.C. Jackson. 2007. Broad-scale patterns in Pleistocene coral reef communities from the Caribbean : implications for ecology and management. Ecological Studies, 192:  201-236.
  • Pandolfi, J.M. 2007. A new, extinct Pleistocene reef coral from the Montastrea “annularis” species complex. Journal of Paleontology, 81, 3: 472-482.
  • Pollux, B.J.A. and W.C.E.P. Verberk, M. Dorenbosch, E. Cocheret de la Moriniere, I. Nagelkerken. 2007. Habitat selection during settlement of three Caribbean coral reef fishes : indications for directed settlement to seagrass beds and mangroves. Limnology and Oeanography, 52, 2: 903-907.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A., P.R. Frade, R.I.R. Jacinto, A.O. Debrot and R.P.M. Bak. 2007. Effects of reproductive mode on habitat-related differences in the population structure of eight Caribbean coral species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 351: 91-102.
  • Vermeij, M. J.A., S. A. Sandin and J. F. Samhouri. 2007. Local habitat distribution determines the relative frequency and interbreeding potential for two Caribbean coral morphospecies. Evolutionary Ecology, 21, 1: 27-47.
  • Verweij, M. C., I.Nagelkerken, S. L.J. Wartenbergh, I.R. Pen and G. Van der Velde. 2007. Mangroves and seagrass beds as diurnal feeding habitats for juvenile Haemulon flavolineatum. Bulletin of Marine Science, 80, 3: 934.
  • Verweij, M. C. and I. Nagelkerken. 2007. Short and long-term movement and site fidelity of juvenile Haemulidae in back-reef habitats of a Caribbean embayment. Hydrobiologia, 592: 257-270.
  • Whiteman, E.A., I.M. Cote and J.D. Reynolds. 2007. Ecological differences between hamlet (Hypoplectrus : Serranidae) colour morphs: between-morph variation in diet. Journal of Fish Biology, 71, 1: 235-244.
  • Zabin, C.J., J. Zardus, F.B. Pitombo, V. Fread and M.G. Hadfield. 2007. A tale of three seas: consistency of natural history traits in a Caribbean-Atlantic barnacle introduced to Hawaii. Biological Invasions, 9, 5 :p. 523-544.

2006

  • Adams AJ, Dahlgren CP, Kellison GT, Kendall MS, Layman CA, Ley JA, Nagelkerken I, Serafy JE (2006) Nursery function of tropical back-reef systems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318: 287-301
  • Dahlgren CP, Kellison GT, Adams AJ, Gillanders BM, Kendall MS, Layman CA, Ley JA, Nagelkerken I, Serafy JE (2006) Marine nurseries and effective juvenile habitats: concepts and applications. Marine Ecology Progress Series 312: 291-295
  • Debrot, A.O., van Buurt G., Caballero A. and A.A. Antczak. 2006. A historical review of records of two large in-shore vertebrates in the Dutch Antilles: the West Indian manatee and the American crocodile. Caribbean Journal of Science 42, 2: 272-280.
  • Debrot, A. O. and I. Nagelkerken. 2006. Recovery of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum in Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) linked to lagoonal and wave-sheltered shallow rocky habitats. Bulletin of Marine Science 79, 2: 415–424.
  • Dorenbosch M, Grol MGG, Nagelkerken I, van der Velde G (2006) Seagrass beds and mangroves as potential nurseries for the threatened Indo-Pacific humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus and Caribbean rainbow parrotfish, Scarus guacamaia. Biological Conservation 129: 277-282
  • Duyl FC van, Scheffers SR, Thomas FIM, et al. 2006. The effect of water exchange on bacterioplankton depletion and inorganic nutrient dynamics in coral reef cavities. Coral Reefs 25, 1: 23-36.
  • Kaandorp, J.A., Bak, R.P.M. and M.J.A. Vermeij. 2006. Modeling of nutrient gradients in threedimensional images – and simulated morphologies of a branching coral. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Symp, Okinawa, Japan
  • Layman CA, Dahlgren CP, Kellison GT, Adams AJ, Gillanders BM, Kendall MS, Ley JA, Nagelkerken I, Serafy JE (2006) Marine nurseries and effective juvenile habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318: 307-308
  • Nagelkerken I, van der Velde G, Verberk WCEP, et al. 2006. Segregation along multiple resource axes in a tropical seagrass fish community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 308: 79-89.
  • Nugues MM, Bak RPM (2006) Differential competitive abilities between Caribbean coral species and a brown alga: a year of experiments and a long term perspective. Marine Ecology Progress Series 315: 75-86
  • Nugues MM, Szmant AM (2006) Coral settlement onto Halimeda opuntia: a fatal attraction to an ephemeral substrate? Coral Reefs 25: 585–591.
  • Petit, S., A. Rojer, and L. Pors. 2006.  Surveying bats for conservation: the status of cave-dwelling bats on Curaçao over ten years.  Animal Conservation 9: 207-217
  • Scheffers SR, Scheffers A, Kelletat D, Radtke U, Staben K, Bak RPM (2006) Tsunamis trigger long-lasting phase-shift in a coral reef ecosystem. Annals of Geomorphology 146: 59-79.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A. and S.A. Sandin. Coral species complexes through space and time: an illustration of their dynamics using Madracis in the Caribbean. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Symp, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Vermeij,  M.J.A. 2006. Early life-history dynamics of Caribbean coral species on artificial substratum: the importance of competition, growth and variation in life-history strategy. Coral Reefs 25: 59-71.
  • Verweij MC, Nagelkerken I, de Graaff D, Peeters M, Bakker EJ, van der Velde G (2006) Structure, food and shade attract juvenile coral reef fish to mangrove and seagrass habitats: a field experiment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 306: 257-268
  • Verweij MC, Nagelkerken I, Wartenbergh SLJ, Pen IR, van der Velde G (2006) Caribbean mangroves and seagrass beds as daytime feeding habitats for juvenile French grunts, Haemulon flavolineatum. Marine Biology 149: 1291-1299

2005

  • Debrot, A. O., N. Esteban, R. Le Scao, A. Caballero, and P. C. Hoetjes. 2005. New sea turtle nesting records for the Netherlands Antilles provide impetus to conservation action. Caribbean Journal of Science 41: 334-339.
  •  Engelen, A. H., P. Aberg, J. L. Olsen, W. T. Stam and A. M. Breeman. 2005. Effects of wave exposure and depth on biomass, density and fertility of the fucoid seaweed Sargassum polyceratium Phaeophyta, Sargassaceae. European Journal of Phycology 40, 2: 149-158.
  • Engelen, A. H., A. M. Breeman, J. L. Olsen, W. T. Stam and P. Alberg. 2005. Life history flexibility allows Sargassum polyceratium to persist in different environments subject to stochastic disturbance events. Coral Reefs 24: 670-680.
  • Freitas, J. A. de, B. S. J. Nijhof, A. C. Rojer and A. O. Debrot. 2005. Landscape ecological vegetation map of the island of Bonaire (Southern Caribbean). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam. 64 pp.
  • Hawn, A.T., G.B. Martin, S.A. Sandin, and J.A. Hare. 2005. Early juvenile mortality in a cohort of Chromis cyanea: the growth-mortality hypothesis revisited. Bulletin of Marine Science 77: 309-318.
  • Kaandorp, J.A., Sloot, P.M.A., Bak, R.P.M., Maier C. and M.J.A. Vermeij (2005). Modelling three dimensional growth forms in scleractinian corals. Proc. Roy. Acad. Sc. (UK). 272: 127-133.
  • Klaus, J. S., J. Frias-Lopez, G. T. Bonheyo, J. M. Heikoop and B. W. Fouke. 2005. Bacterial communities inhabiting the healthy tissues of two Caribbean reef corals: interspecific and spatial variation. Coral Reefs 24: 129-137.
  • Nagelkerken, I., K. Vermonden, O. C. C. Moraes, A. O. Debrot and W. P. Nagelkerken. 2005. Changes in coral reef communities and associated reef fish species, Cephalopholis cruentatus (Lacepede), after 30 years on Curaçao. (Netherlands Antilles) Hydrobiologia 549:145-154.
  • Nijman, V., T. G. Prins, J. H. Reuter. 2005. Timing and abundance of migrant raptors on Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Journal of Raptor Research 39,1: 94-97.
  • Prins, T. G. and V. Nijman. 2005. Historic changes of status of Caribbean coot in the Netherlands Antilles. Oryx 39: 125-126.
  • Prins, T. G., C. S. Roselaar and V. Nijman. 2005. Status and breeding of Caribbean coot in the Netherlands Antilles. Waterbirds 28: 146-149.
  • Sandin, S.A. and S.W. Pacala. 2005. Demographic theory of coral reef fish populations with stochastic recruitment: comparing sources of population regulation. American Naturalist 165: 107-119.
  • Sandin, S.A. and S.W. Pacala. 2005. Fish aggregation results in inversely density dependent predation on continuous coral reefs. Ecology 86: 1520- 1530.
  • Scheffers, A., S. Scheffers and D. Kelletat. 2005. Paleo-tsunami relicts on the southern and central Antillean island arc. Journal of Coastal Reearch 21, 2: 263-273.
  • Scheffers, S.R. 2005. Benthic-Pelagic Coupling in Coral Reefs: Interaction between Framework Cavities and Reef Water. PhD.- Thesis. University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). 160 pages.
  • Scheffers S. R., Bak R. P. M. and F. C. van Duyl. 2005. Why is bacterioplankton growth in coral reef framework cavities enhanced? Marine Ecology Progress Series 299: 89-99.
  • Scheffers S. R., Nieuwland, G., Bak R. P. M. and F. C. van Duyl. 2005. Removal of bacteria and nutrient dynamics within the coral reef framework of Curacao (Netherlands Antilles). Coral Reefs 23(3): 413-422.
  • Vermeij, M.J.A. 2005. A novel growth strategy allows Tubastrea coccinea to escape small-scale adverse conditions and start over again. Coral Reefs 24: 442-442.
  • Van Duyl, F. C., Scheffers S. R., Driscol M., and F. I. M. Thomas. 2005. The effect of water exchange on bacterioplankton depletion and inorganic nutrient dynamics in coral reef cavities. Coral Reefs 25: 23-36.
  • Zabin, C. J. 2005. Community Ecology of the Invasive Intertidal Barnacle Chthamalus proteus in Hawai`i. Ph.D. Dissertation University of Hawaii, Manoa.
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