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Here, we present the 'mesophotic.org' database, a comprehensive and curated repository of scientific literature on mesophotic ecosystems. ... Overall, the 'mesophotic.org' repository provides an independent and open-source platform for the ever-growing research community working on MCEs and TMEs to collate and expedite our understanding of the ... Acknowledgements We would like to thank Felix Martinez and Lara Hinderstein for their initial support and encouragement to establish this website and Norbert Englebert for help with content editing of ...doi:10.1093/database/baz140 pmid:31836897 pmcid:PMC6911162 fatcat:5xshsn422na4tnzisdfrncfumu
Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) are tropical and sub-tropical reefs between 30 m and potentially >150 m depth, the maximum for photosynthetic hard corals. ... Recently, research has focused on the deep reef refugia hypothesis suggesting MCEs can be protected from shallow-water threats, potentially acting as a local source for re-colonisation of shallow reefs ... Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their helpful comments. Especially for developing the methods and ensuring transparency. ...doi:10.1186/s13750-016-0068-5 fatcat:z2rzcvx7xbatlffzrq4ugc334m
environmental variables might play a central role in shaping mesophotic assemblages structure on a global scale. coral reef built by non-symbiotic scleractinians. ... Scientific Reports, 9(1), 3601. ... Results Literature on the mesophotic zone Bathymetric definition The bibliographic search isolated more than 700 scientific documents regarding mesophotic ecosystems on a global scale (Fig. 1 .1). ...doi:10.48676/unibo/amsdottorato/10134 fatcat:lp2ona6wnrggthrlmfdbhyemmy