Mauricio Silva

Mauricio Silva

Florida State University  (United States)
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Research interests

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Originally from Chile, Mauricio is a second year PhD student in Oceanography at Florida State University in Dr. Ian MacDonald’s lab. His research focuses on deep sea chemosynthetic communities, especially those those located in and around cold seeps. He uses photomosaicing techniques, HD video, high resolution bathymetry and geological software such as ARC GIS and Fledermous to characterise these communities. In this cruise, he will be involved with multibeam bathymetry surveys and benthic mapping using Fledermous and Arc GIS.


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

1 s2.0 s0967064515001800 main Coral injuries observed at Mesophotic Reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge | article
Silva M, Etnoyer PJ, MacDonald IR (2016)
Deep-Sea Res Part II 129:96-107
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10.1007   s00338 015 1363 2 Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | article
Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:77-90
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Research keywords
Research summary (from publications)
2  Disturbances
1  Biodiversity
1  Ecology
1  Long-term monitoring

2  Octocorallia (Soft Corals)
1  Fishes
1  Antipatharia (Black Corals)
1  Other invertebrates

2  USA - Gulf of Mexico

2  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
1  Coring / drilling
1  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers

2  Etnoyer