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Michael P. Lesser


Michael P. Lesser

Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences. School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
University of New Hampshire
United States
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Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

10.1007   s10530 011 0005 z Phase shift to algal dominated communities at mesophotic depths associated with lionfish (Pterois volitans) invasion on a Bahamian coral reef
Lesser MP, Slattery M
Biol Invasions 13:1855-1868 (2011)
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10.1890   09 0313.1 Photoacclimatization by the coral Montastraea cavernosa in the mesophotic zone: light, food, and genetics
Lesser MP, Slattery M, Stat M, Ojimi M, Gates RD, Grottoli A
Ecology 91:990-1003 (2010)
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10.1016   j.jembe.2009.05.009 Ecology of mesophotic coral reefs
Lesser MP, Slattery M, Leichter JJ
J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 375:1-8 (2009)
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10.1016   j.jembe.2011.07.024 Connectivity and stability of mesophotic coral reefs
Slattery M, Lesser MP, Brazeau D, Stokes MD, Leichter JJ
J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 408:32-41 (2011)
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10.1371   journal.pone.0065845 Genetic Structure in the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa: Assessing Genetic Differentiation among and within Mesophotic Reefs
Brazeau DA, Lesser MP, Slattery M
PLoS ONE 8:e65845 (2013)
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10.1007   s00338 015 1324 9 Variability in chemical defense across a shallow to mesophotic depth gradient in the Caribbean sponge Plakortis angulospiculatus
Slattery M, Gochfeld DJ, Diaz MC, Thacker RW, Lesser MP
Coral Reefs :1-12 (2015)
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10.1111   jpy.12160 Allelopathy in the tropical alga Lobophora variegata (Phaeophyceae): mechanistic basis for a phase shift on mesophotic coral reefs?
Slattery M, Lesser MP
J Phycol 50:493-505 (2014)
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10.1007   s00338 016 1410 7 Theme section on mesophotic coral ecosystems: advances in knowledge and future perspectives
Loya Y, Eyal G, Treibitz T, Lesser MP, Appeldoorn R
Coral Reefs :1-9 (2016)
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Slattery 2012a Mesophotic coral reefs: a global model of community structure and function
Slattery M, Lesser MP
Proc 12th Int Coral Reef Symp (2012)
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10.1111   1462 2920.13226 Environmental drivers of microbial community shifts in the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, over a shallow to mesophotic depth gradient
Morrow KM, Fiore Cara, Lesser M
Environ Microbiol (2016)
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10.1007   s10530 016 1358 0 Large-scale invasion of western Atlantic mesophotic reefs by lionfish potentially undermines culling-based management
Andradi-Brown DA, Vermeij MJA, Slattery M, Lesser M, Bejarano I, Appeldoorn R, Goodbody-Gringley G, Chequer AD, Pitt JM, Eddy C, Smith SR, Brokovich E, Pinheiro HT, Jessup ME, Shepherd B, Rocha LA, Curtis-Quick J, Eyal G, Noyes TJ, Rogers AD, Exton DA
Biol Invasions :1-16 (2017)
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10.1186   s13750 016 0068 5 To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest?
Laverick JH, Andradi-Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TC, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD
Environmental Evidence 5:1-8 (2016)
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Research keywords
Research details (top 5 / category)
Fields
11  Community structure
9  Ecology
8  Connectivity
4  Molecular ecology
3  Biodiversity

Focusgroups
6  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
4  Fish
4  Overall benthic (groups)
3  Porifera (Sponges)
2  Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae)

Locations
8  Bahamas
4  Cayman Islands
1  Bermuda
1  Chuuk atoll
1  Curaçao

Platforms
7  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
5  Diving - Technical Rebreather
4  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
2  Diving (unspecified)
1  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Co-authors
10  Slattery
2  Andradi-Brown
2  Appeldoorn
2  Brazeau
2  Eyal