2020

NX Gómez-Andújar, Hernández-Delgado. E A

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

PeerJ e10080., 2020.

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

Precht W.F., Aronson Gardner Gill Hawkins Hernández-Delgado Jaap Mcclanahan Mcfield Murdoch Nugues Roberts Schelten Watkinson R B T A J A J P E A W C T R M D T J M M C M C K A R; 2020., I M Côté

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Coral reefsDiseaseBleachingMortalityMacroalgaePhase shift

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

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

Advance in Marine Biology, 87 , 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Rodríguez-Casariego J. A., Mercado-Molina Garcia-Souto Ortiz-Rivera Lopes Baums Sabat A.and Eirin-Lopez A E D I M C I B J M

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

Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020.

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

Bayraktarov E., Angel Arias Avila Pech Charuvi Galván Gnecco Guendulain Garcia Hernández Delgado Marin Moraga Mercado Montoya Maya Morikawa Nava Pizarro Sellares Suleimán Ramos Calle Triviño Villalobos Cubero Villalpando Virdis Zepeda Centeno & Frias-Torres. M J E E A N V M S D E A J A S P M G V R S E J T M F C S

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

Plos ONE , 15 (8), 2020.

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

E.A. Hernández-Delgado C. Toledo-Hernández, Ruíz-Díaz Gómez-Andújar Medina-Muñiz Canals-Silander Suleimán-Ramos. Estuaries C P N J L M F S E; Coasts,

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

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

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

2019

E. Weil E.A. Hernández-Delgado, González Williams Suleimán-Ramos Figuerola M S S E M; Metz-Estrella., T

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

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

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

Abimarie Otaño-Cruz Alfredo A. Montañez-Acuña, Noelia García-Rodríguez Dakeishla Díaz-Morales Elizabeth Benson Elvira Cuevas Jorge Ortiz-Zayas M M; Hernández-Delgado., Edwin A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

W.F. Precht R.B. Aronson, Gardner Gill Hawkins Hernández-Delgado Jaap McClanahan McField Murdoch Nugues Roberts Schelten Watkinson T A J A J P E A W C T R M D T J T M M C M C K A R I M Côté

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

Advance in Marine Biology, 87 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags:

J. Norat-Ramíreza P. Méndez-Lázaro, Hernández-Delgadob Mattei-Torresa Cordero-Rivera E A H L

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

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

Carlos Toledo-Hernández Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz, Edwin Hernández-Delgado A; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags:

EA Hernández-Delgado AE Mercado-Molina, 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

EA Hernández-Delgado AE Mercado-Molina, SE Suleimán-Ramos Lucking. M 2018

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

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

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

FJ Soto-Santiago A Mercado-Molina, Reyes-Maldonado Vélez Ruiz-Diaz Sabat K Y C A

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

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

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Carlos Toledo-Hernández Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz, Liz Díaz-Vázquez Vanessa Santiago-Cárdenas Derick Rosario-Berrios Derek García-Almedina M N M; Roberson5, Loretta M

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

Abimarie Otaño-Cruz Alfredo A. Montañez-Acuña, Valeria Torres-López Elix Hernández-Figueroa Edwin Hernández-Delgado M A

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs, Reef Restoration

Rosado-Matías, Edwin Hernández-Delgado Bernard A 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

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

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

a. of Soto-Santiago Francisco J., Mercado-Molina Alex Reyes-Maldonado Sabat Research Journal Environmental Sciences E K 2017 11 (2) 48-57

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

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

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: coral reefs

2016

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

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

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

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

Carlos Toledo-Hernández Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Diaz, Luis Ramírez-Camejo Raiza Paniagua Alberto Sabat Loretta Roberson Paul Bayman M

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

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

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

Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz Carlos Toledo-Hernandez, Alex Mercado-Molina Maria Perez Alberto Sabat E E M

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

Peer J, PeerJ 4:e1531 , 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alex E. Mercado-Molina Claudia P. Ruiz-Diaz, Marıa Perez Ruber Rodrıguez-Barreras Alberto Sabat E M

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

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

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

Juan L. Torres-Pérez Liane S. Guild, Roy Armstrong Jorge Corredor4 Anabella Zuluaga-Montero Ramón Polanco A

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

PlosONE, 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

2014

Alex E. Mercado-Molina Alfredo Montanez-Acuna, Ruber Rodri’guez-Barreras Roberto Colon-Miranda Geraldine Diaz-Ortega Neidibel Martinez-Gonzalez Sandra Schleier-Herna’ndez ; Sabat, Alberto M

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

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

Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado Alex E. Mercado-Molina, Pedro Alejandro-Camis Frances Candelas-Sánchez Jaime Fonseca-Miranda Carmen González-Ramos Roger Guzmán-Rodríguez Pascal Mège Alfredo Montañez-Acuña Iván Olivo Maldonado Abimarie Otaño-Cruz Samuel Suleimán-Ramos J S M A E

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

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

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

Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado Carmen M. González-Ramos, ; 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

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

Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado Alfredo Montañez-Acuña, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alex Mercado Molina Edwin A. Hernández Delgado, José Rivera Rivera Mayra Rivera Rivera Samuel Suleimán Ramos Iván Olivo Maldonado Jaime Fonseca Miranda Evelyn Rodríguez Inoa E E S A

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