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Daniel Wagner


Daniel Wagner

Schmidt Ocean Institute
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (United States of America)





Research interests

Dr. Daniel Wagner is a marine ecologist with NOAA’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. He has conducted research on Hawaii’s mesophotic coral ecosystems (reefs found at depths between 30-150 m) for close to a decade, and has participated in numerous expeditions that have surveyed such deeper habitats using technical SCUBA diving, manned submersibles, and remotely operated vehicles. Daniel’s special interest in this cruise is to map mesophotic coral ecosystems within the Monument, in order to design systematic surveys of the biology and ecology of these understudied environments in the near future.

Publications

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

Generalist dinoflagellate endosymbionts and host genotype diversity detected from mesophotic (67-100 m depths) coral Leptoseris | article
Chan YL, Pochon X, Fisher MA, Wagner D, Concepcion GT, Kahng SE, Toonen RJ, Gates RD (2009)
BMC Ecol

New report of nudibranch predators of the invasive octocoral Carijoa riisei in the Main Hawaiian Islands | article
Wagner D, Kahng SE, Toonen RJ (2007)
Coral Reefs 26:411

Community ecology of mesophotic coral reef ecosystems | review
Kahng SE, Garcia-Sais JR, Spalding HL, Brokovich E, Wagner D, Weil E, Hinderstein L, Toonen RJ (2010)
Coral Reefs 29:255-275

Recent advances in the ecology of mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) | review
Kahng SE, Copus JM, Wagner D (2014)
Curr Opin Environ Sustain 7:72-81

Sexual reproduction of Hawaiian black corals, with a review of the reproduction of antipatharians (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) | article
Wagner D, Waller RG, Toonen RJ (2011)
Invertebr Biol 130:211-225

Using morphometrics, in situ observations and genetic characters to distinguish among commercially valuable Hawaiian black coral species; a redescr... | article
Wagner D, Brugler MR, Opresko DM, France SC, Montgomery AD, Toonen RJ (2010)
Invertebr Syst 24:271-290

Mesophotic surveys of the flora and fauna at Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean | article
Wagner D, Kosaki RK, Spalding HL, Whitton RK, Pyle RL, Sherwood AR, Tsuda RT, Calcinai B (2014)
Mar Biodivers Rec 7:e68

Efficient light harvesting in deep-water zooxanthellate corals | article
Kahng SE, Hochberg EJ, Apprill A, Wagner D, Luck DG, Perez D, Bidigare RR (2012)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 455:65-77

New Records of Commercially Valuable Black Corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands at Mesophotic Depths | article
Wagner D, Papastamatiou YP, Kosaki RK, Gleason KA, McFall GB, Boland RC, Pyle RL, Toonen RJ (2011)
Pac Sci 65:249-255

Azooxanthellate? Most Hawaiian black corals contain Symbiodinium | article
Wagner D, Pochon X, Irwin L, Toonen RJ, Gates RD (2011)
Proc Biol Sci 278:1323-1328

High levels of mesophotic reef fish endemism in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Kane C, Kosaki RK, Wagner D (2014)
Bull Mar Sci 90:693-703

Temperature related depth limits of warm-water corals | article
Kahng SE, Wagner D, Lantz C, Vetter O, Gove J, Merrifield M (2012)
Proc 12th Int Coral Reef Symp
Discovery of Aphanipathes verticillata (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) in the Hawaiian Islands | article
Opresko DM, Wagner D, Montgomery AD, Brugler MR (2012)
Zootaxa 3348:24-39
100% endemism in mesophotic reef fish assemblages at Kure Atoll, Hawaiian Islands | article
Kosaki RK, Pyle RL, Leonard JC, Hauk BB, Whitton RK, Wagner D (2016)
Marine Biodiversity 47:783-784

Structure of mesophotic reef fish assemblages in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Wagner D, Kane C (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0157861

A comprehensive investigation of mesophotic coral ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Pyle​ RL, Boland R, Bolick H, Bowen BW, Bradley CJ, Kane C, Kosaki RK, Langston R, Longenecker K, Montgomery A, Parrish FA, Popp BN, Rooney​ J, Smith CM, Wagner D, Spalding HL (2016)
PeerJ 4:e2475

To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest? | review
Laverick JH, Andradi-Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2016)
Environ Evid 5:1-8

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems | chapter
Kahng S, Copus JM, Wagner D (2017)
in: Marine Animal Forests (Springer) by Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C

The spatial distribution of shallow-water (<150 m) black corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) in the Hawaiian Archipelago | article
Wagner D (2015)
Mar Biodivers Rec 8:e54

A taxonomic survey of the shallow-water (<150 m) black corals (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) of the Hawaiian Islands | article
Wagner D (2015)
Front Mar Sci

Changes in mesophotic reef fish assemblages along depth and geographical gradients in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands | article
Fukunaga A, Kosaki RK, Wagner D (2017)
Coral Reefs 36:785-790

Sexual reproduction of the Hawaiian black coral Antipathes griggi (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) | article
Wagner D, Waller RG, Montgomery AD, Kelley CD, Toonen RJ (2012)
Coral Reefs 31:796-806

The black coral fauna (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) of Bermuda with new records | article
Wagner D, Shuler A (2017)
Zootaxa

To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest? A systematic review | review
Laverick JH, Piango S, Andradi‑Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2018)
Environ Evid

Deep Reef Benthos of Bermuda: Field Identification Guide | book
Stefanoudis PV, Smith SR, Schneider C, Wagner D, Goodbody-Gringley G, Xavier J, Rivers M, Woodall LC, Rogers AD (2018)

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