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Impact of a White Plague-II Outbreak on a Coral Reef in the Archipelago Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 41, No. 4, 815-823, 2005, 2005-12)
During the last quarter of 2000, an outbreak of white plague disease (WPD-II) caused significant coral tissue mortality in several reef building species (Montastraea species complex, Colpophyllia natans and Stephanocoenia ...
Montanegra arenaria (Agaricaeceae, Basiodiomyocota), a New Record for Puerto Rico
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 42, No. 2, 244-246, 2006, 2006-12)
The euagaric Montagnea arenaria (Basidiomycota) is reported from a dry region of southwestern Puerto Rico. This is a new record for Puerto Rico, and only the second record of this fungus in the Caribbean. The Puerto Rican ...
Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies: Integrating Science and Management in the Caribbean
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2-3, 134-137, 2009, 2009)
Nutrient distribution across the insular shelf of La Parguera, Puerto Rico: assessment by algal tissue nitrogen
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 45, No. 2-3, 181-190, 2009, 2009)
A survey was conducted to investigate possible presence of an inshore to shelf edge gradient in % nitrogen (%N) and stable nitrogen isotope ratio (δ 15 N; ‰ vs. air) in tissues of the rhodophyte Acanthophora spicifera and ...
Self-compatibility of microgametophytes in Heliconia bihai (Heliconiaceae) from St. Lucia
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 44, No. 2, 145-149, 2008, 2008-07)
Potential for physiological self-incompatibility in Heliconia bihai as a mechanism to promote outcrossing was studied in St. Lucia. Our results do suggest that H. bihai is self-compatible. However, plants vary in their ...
Dynamics of shelf edge coral reef-associated macroalgae at La Parguera, Puerto Rico
Percentage cover of coral reef associated algae increased significantly from 2003 to 2007 at two shelf edge sites in southwest Puerto Rico (42.8 % to 75.3% at Weinberg Reef and 67.4% to 81.8% at El Hoyo). While the increase ...
Temporal variability and impact of coral diseases and bleaching in La Parguera, Puerto Rico from 2003-2007
Most coral reefs in the wider Caribbean have been showing alarming signs of decline in recent years. Coral diseases and bleaching were monitored seasonally from 2003 to 2007 using the modified CARICOMP protocol with a ...
The Occurrence of Stemonitis Splendens (Myxomycota: Stemonitales) on Rhizophora Mangle
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 40, No. 2, 273-276, 2004, 2004-08)
We reported the occurrence of the myxomycete Stemonitis splendens on red mangrove,Rhizophora mangle. Although S. splendens was reported previously from Puerto Rico, its presence on R. mangle suggests that mangroves, although ...
Development of a Landforms Model for Puerto Rico and its Application for Land Cover Change Analysis
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 43, No. 2, 161-171, 2007, 2007-12)
Comprehensive analysis of land morphology is essential to supporting a wide range environmental studies. We developed a landforms model that identifies eleven landform units for Puerto Rico based on parameters of land ...
Bird Community Dynamics and Habitat Associations in Karst, Mangrove and Pterocarpus Forest Fragments in an Urban Zone in Puerto Rico
(Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, 402-416, 2008, 2008-12)
Puerto Rico’s forest cover decreased to less than 10% in the early 1900’s leaving few forest patches available for migrant and resident birds. In this process of deforestation karst hills and coastal wetlands have been ...