2021

J. S. Ramírez-Lugo, Toledo-Hernández

CREARE: A Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience To Study the Responses of the Endangered Coral Acropora cervicornis to a Changing Environment. Journal Article

In: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 22 (1), pp. 1-68, 2021.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, CORAL SPECIES LISTING

2020

NX Gómez-Andújar, E. A. Hernández-Delgado.

Spatial benthic community analysis of shallow coral reefs to support coastal management in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Journal Article

In: PeerJ e10080., 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Benthic community structure, Caribbean Coral Reefs, Coastal spatial variability, Ecosystem-based management, GIS, Mapping, Marine biology

W.F. Precht, R. B. Aronson; 2020., I. M. Côté

The timing and causality of ecological shifts on Caribbean coral reefs. Journal Article

In: Advances in Marine Biology, 87 (1), 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Coral reefsDiseaseBleachingMortalityMacroalgaePhase shift

A. E. Mercado-Molina; A.M. Sabat, E. A. Hernández-Delgado

Population dynamics of diseased corals: Effects of a Shut Down Reaction outbreak in Puerto Rican Acropora cervicornis Journal Article

In: Advance in Marine Biology, 87 , 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

J. A. Rodríguez-Casariego, Mercado-Molina

Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis reveals a conserved epigenetic response to seasonal environmental variation in the staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis. Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, coral reefs, DNA methylation, epigenetics, MSAP, seasonality, staghorn coral, stress response, temperature

E. Bayraktarov, M. Angel

Review of coral reef restoration efforts in Latin American countries and territories Journal Article

In: Plos ONE , 15 (8), 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Caribbean, coral reefs, coral reefs restauration

C. Toledo-Hernández E.A. Hernández-Delgado, C. P. Ruíz-Díaz; Coasts,

Hurricane Impacts and the Resilience of the Invasive Sea Vine, Halophila stipulacea: a Case Study from Puerto Rico. Journal Article

In: Estuaries and Coasts, 43 , pp. 1263–1283, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Halophila stipulacea, Puerto Rico, Resilience

2019

E.A. Hernández-Delgado E. Weil, M. González; Metz-Estrella., T

Spread of the new coral disease “SCTLD” into the Caribbean: implications for Puerto Rico. Journal Article

In: Reef Encounter, 34 , pp. 38-43, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral diseases, coral reefs, Puerto Rico

Alfredo A. Montañez-Acuña Abimarie Otaño-Cruz, Noelia M. García-Rodríguez; Hernández-Delgado., Edwin A.

Caribbean Near-Shore Coral Reef Benthic Community Response to Changes on Sedimentation Dynamics and Environmental Conditions. Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 , pp. 551, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, Puerto Rico

Carlos Toledo-Hernández Aniel Nieves-Gonzáleza; Claudia P.Ruiz-Diaz, Juan S. Ramírez-Lugo

A mathematical model of the interactions between Acropora cervicornis and its environment Journal Article

In: Ecological Modelling, 406 , pp. 7-22, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Caribbean Coral Reefs, coral reefs

R.B. Aronson W.F. Precht, T. A. Gardner

NON-RANDOM TIMING OF ECOLOGICAL SHIFTS ON CARIBBEAN CORAL REEFS SUGGESTS REGIONAL CAUSES OF CHANGE Journal Article

In: Advance in Marine Biology, 87 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags:

P. Méndez-Lázaro J. Norat-Ramíreza, E. A. Hernández-Delgadob

A septic waste index model to measure the impact of septic tanks on coastal water quality and coral reef communities in Rincon, Puerto Rico Journal Article

In: Ocean & Coastal Management, 169 , pp. 201-213, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, Non-point source coastal fecal pollution, Septic tank pollution, Watershed analysis

2018

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Carlos Toledo-Hernández, Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado; Suleimán-Ramos, Samuel E.

Devastation of 15-year old Community-based Coral Farming and Reef-restoration Sites in Puerto Rico by Major Hurricanes Irma and María Journal Article

In: Caribbean Naturalist, (53), pp. 1-6, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, community-based ecological rehabilitation, coral reefs

Fabiola Rivera-Irizarry Alex E. Mercado-Molina, Jaime Fonseca-Miranda

Growth facilitation by the octocoral Gorgonia ventalina explains spatial difference in the population size structure of the common demosponge Ircinia felix Journal Article

In: Marine Biology Research , 14, 2018 (1), pp. 41 - 51, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Caribbean, Climate change, Coral Reef Decline, coral reefs, Corals, Land-Based Source Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, Puerto Rico, Reef Restoration

CP Ruiz-Diaz AE Mercado-Molina, AM Sabat.

Tissue loss rather than colony size determines the demographic fate of the branching coral Acropora cervicornis. Journal Article

In: Marine Ecology Progress Series , 597 , pp. 147-159, 2018, ISSN: 0171-8630.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, SAMPR

BS Pérez-Pagán, AE Mercado-Molina.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of 3D-printed corals to attract coral reef fish at Tamarindo Reef, Culebra, Puerto Rico. Journal Article

In: Conservation Evidence, 15 , pp. 43-47, 2018, ISSN: 1758-2067.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags:

AE Mercado-Molina EA Hernández-Delgado, SE Suleimán-Ramos.

Multi-Disciplinary Lessons Learned from Low-Tech Coral Farming and Reef Rehabilitation: I. Best Management Practices Online

Intechopen 2018, visited: 28.03.2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

AE Mercado-Molina EA Hernández-Delgado, SE Suleimán-Ramos

Multi-disciplinary Lessons Learned from Low-Tech Coral Farming and Reef Rehabilitation: II. Coral Demography and Social-Ecological Benefits Online

Intechopen 2018, visited: 22.03.2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

2017

Alex E. Mercado-Molina Fabiola Rivera-Irizarry, Jaime Fonseca-Miranda Yesenia Bruno-Laureano

Growth facilitation by the octocoral Gorgonia ventalina explains spatial difference in the population size structure of the common demosponge Ircinia felix Journal Article

In: Marine Biology Research, pp. 1-100, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, demography, sponges

A Mercado-Molina FJ Soto-Santiago, K Reyes-Maldonado

Comparative demography of two common scleractinian corals: Orbicella annularis and Porites astreoides Journal Article

In: PeerJ, 5 , pp. 1-18, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Abigail Rivera-Seda; Toledo-Hernández, Carlos

The microbial biosphere of the coral Acropora cervicornis in Northeastern Puerto Rico Journal Article

In: PeerJ, 10 (3717), pp. 15, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Carlos Toledo-Hernández, Liz M. Díaz-Vázquez; Roberson5, Loretta M.

Comparison of chemical compounds associated with sclerites from healthy and diseased sea fan corals (Gorgonia ventalina) Journal Article

In: PeerJ, 10 (3677), pp. 9, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Alfredo A. Montañez-Acuña Abimarie Otaño-Cruz, Valeria Torres-López

Effects of Changing Weather, Oceanographic Conditions, and Land Uses on Spatio-Temporal Variation of Sedimentation Dynamics along Near-Shore Coral Reefs Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 4 (249), pp. 1-17, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, coral reefs, Land-Based Source Pollution, Reef Restoration

Jeiger L. Medina-Muñiz Edwin A Hernandez-Delgado, Hernando Mattei

Unsustainable Land Use, Sediment-Laden Runoff, and Chronic Raw Sewage Offset the Benefits of Coral Reef Ecosystems in a No-Take Marine Protected Area Journal Article

In: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 6 (2), pp. 292-333, 2017.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, Reef Restoration

Rosado-Matías, Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado Bernard J.

Long-Lasting Impacts of Beach Renourishment on nearshore Urban Coral Reefs: a Glimpse of Future Impacts of Shoreline Erosion, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Journal Article

In: Annals of Marine Biology and Research, 4 (1), pp. 1-17, 2017.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Francisco J. Soto-Santiago, Mercado-Molina Alex E.

Physiological Response to Thermal Stress of the Caribbean Corals Orbicella annularis and Porites astreoides. Journal Article

In: Research Journal of Environmental Sciences , 11 (2), pp. 48-57, 2017, ISSN: 1819-3412.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

2016

Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Diaz Alex E. Mercado-Molina, Alberto M. Sabat

Branching dynamics of transplanted colonies of the threatened coral Acropora cervicornis: Morphogenesis, complexity, and modeling Journal Article

In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 482 , pp. 134-141, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Reef Restoration

Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Diaz Carlos Toledo-Hernández, Luis Ramírez-Camejo

The role of sclerites in the defense against pathogens of the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina (Octocorallia) Journal Article

In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483 , pp. 20-04, 2016.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: defense, Gorgonia ventalina, pathogens, sclerites

Carlos Toledo-Hernandez Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz, Alex E. Mercado-Molina

The role of coral colony health state in the recovery of lesions Journal Article

In: Peer J, PeerJ 4:e1531 , 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral diseases, Coral Reef Decline, Gorgonia ventalina

Carlos Toledo-Hernandez Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz, Alex E. Mercado-Molina

Scraping and extirpating: two strategies to induce recovery of diseased Gorgonia ventalina sea fans Journal Article

In: Marine Ecology, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral diseases, Coral Reef Decline, Gorgonia ventalina

2015

Hernández-Delgado, Edwin A.

The emerging threats of climate change on tropical coastal ecosystem services, public health, local economies and livelihood sustainability of small islands: Cumulative impacts and synergies Journal Article

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101 (1), pp. 5-28, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate change, coral reefs

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Alex E. Mercado-Molina, Marıa E. Perez

Demography of the threatened coral Acropora cervicornis: implications for its management and conservation Journal Article

In: Coral Reefs, 34 (4), pp. 1113-1124, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, coral reefs, Reef Restoration

Liane S. Guild Juan L. Torres-Pérez, Roy A. Armstrong

Relative Pigment Composition and Remote Sensing Reflectance of Caribbean ShallowWater Corals Journal Article

In: PlosONE, 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, coral reefs, pigment

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Alex E. Mercado-Molina,; Sabat, Alberto M.

Demographics and dynamics of two restored populations of the threatened reef-building coral Acropora cervicornis Journal Article

In: Journal for Nature Conservation , 24 , pp. 17-23, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, coral reefs, Coral transplantation, Fragment stabilization, Reef Restoration

2014

Alfredo Montanez-Acuna Alex E. Mercado-Molina, Ruber Rodri’guez-Barreras; Sabat, Alberto M.

Revisiting the population status of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum in northern Puerto Rico Journal Article

In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, (doi:10.1017/S002531541400188X), pp. 1-8, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Caribbean, coral reefs, Diadema antillarum, population recovery, Puerto Rico

Alex E. Mercado-Molina Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Pedro J. Alejandro-Camis

Community-Based Coral Reef Rehabilitation in a Changing Climate: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes, Extreme Rainfall, and Changing Land Use Impacts Journal Article

In: Open Journal of Ecology, 4 , pp. 918-944, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Reef Restoration

Carmen M. González-Ramos Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado,; Alejandro-Camis, Pedro J.

Large-scale coral recruitment patterns on Mona Island, Puerto Rico: evidence of a transitional community trajectory after massive coral bleaching and mortality Journal Article

In: Revista Biologia Tropical, Vol. 62 (Supl.3 ), pp. 49-64, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate change, community trajectory, coral decline, coral recruitment, Mona Island, Puerto Rico, transitional state

Alfredo Montañez-Acuña Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Abimarie Otaño-Cruz; Suleimán-Ramos, Samuel E.

Bomb-cratered coral reefs in Puerto Rico, the untold story about a novel habitat: from reef destruction to community-based ecological rehabilitation Journal Article

In: Revista Biologia Tropical, Vol. 62 ( Suppl. 3 ), pp. 183-200, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Benthic community structure, bombing impacts, community-based ecological rehabilitation, coral reefs, fish community structure, military activities, novel habitats

Díaz-Ortega, Geraldine; Hernández-Delgado, Edwin A.

Unsustainable Land-Based Source Pollution in a Climate of Change: A Roadblock to the Conservation and Recovery of Elkhorn Coral Acropora palmata (Lamarck 1816) Journal Article

In: Natural Resources, 5 , pp. 561-581, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora palmata, Coral Reef Decline, Eutrophication, Land-Based Source Pollution

Manoj Shivlani Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, and Alberto M. Sabat

Ecosystem-Based and Community-Based Model Integration to Designate Coral Reef No-Take Marine Protected Areas: A Case Study from Puerto Rico Journal Article

In: Natural Resources, 5 , pp. 538-560, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate change, Community-Based Management, Fish Communities, Marine Protected Areas

Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Diaz Alex E. Mercado-Molina,; Sabat, Alberto M.

Survival, growth, and branch production of unattached fragments of the threatened hermatypic coral Acropora cervicornis Journal Article

In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 457 , pp. 215-219, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Asexual reproduction, Coral fragments, coral reefs, Fragment reattachment

Hernández-Delgado, Edwin A.; Suleimán-Ramos, Samuel E.

E.S.A. CORAL SPECIES LISTING: A ROADBLOCK TO COMMUNITY-BASED ENGAGEMENT IN CORAL REEF CONSERVATION AND REHABILITATION ACROSS THE U.S. CARIBBEAN? Journal Article

In: 29 ( 1), pp. 11-15, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, CORAL SPECIES LISTING, Reef Restoration

2013

PROTOCOLO PARA LA PROPAGACIÓN Y LA RESTAURACIÓN DE POBLACIONES DEL CORAL CUERNO DE CIERVO, ACROPORA CERVICORNIS: ESTRATEGIAS DE BAJO COSTO DE LA SOCIEDAD AMBIENTE MARINO

Edwin A. Hernández Delgado Alex Mercado Molina, José E. Rivera Rivera

PROTOCOLO PARA LA PROPAGACIÓN Y LA RESTAURACIÓN DE POBLACIONES DEL CORAL CUERNO DE CIERVO, ACROPORA CERVICORNIS: ESTRATEGIAS DE BAJO COSTO DE LA SOCIEDAD AMBIENTE MARINO Technical Manual

Sociedad Ambiente Marino 2013.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Acropora cervicornis, Protocolo, Reef Restoration