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Erika Gress


Erika Gress







Research interests

My research interests are ecology and community dynamics of mesophotic reefs and the deep sea (bathyal zone). I am currently interested on black corals (Antipatharians) ecology, population dynamics, harvesting sustainability and restoration. I love the feeling of exploration and I am also very keen on innovative techniques/technologies for assessing marine ecosystems.

Publications

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

Reef fish community biomass and trophic structure changes across shallow to upper-mesophotic reefs in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Caribbean | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Gress E, Wright G, Exton DA, Rogers AD (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0156641



Assessing Caribbean shallow and mesophotic reef fish communities using Baited-Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) and Diver-Operated Video (DOV) Survey ... | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Macaya-Solis C, Exton DA, Gress E, Wright G, Rogers AD (2016)
PLoS ONE 11:e0168235



Identifying zooplankton community changes between shallow and upper-mesophotic reefs on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Caribbean | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Head CEI, Exton DA, Hunt CL, Hendrix A, Gress E, Rogers AD (2017)
PeerJ 5:e2853



Depth-dependent effects of culling—do mesophotic lionfish populations undermine current management? | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Grey R, Hendrix A, Hitchner D, Hunt CL, Gress E, Madej K, Parry RL, RĂ©gnier-McKellar C, Jones OP, Arteaga M, Izaguirre AP, Rogers AD, Exton DA (2017)
R Soc Open Sci 4:170027



Wariness of reef fish to passive diver presence with varying dive gear type across a coral reef depth gradient | article
Andradi-Brown DA, Gress E, Laverick JH, Monfared MAA, Rogers AD, Exton DA (2017)
J Mar Biol Assoc UK


Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCEs) Act as Deep Reef Refuges for Fish Populations in Cozumel, Mexico | article
Gress E, Arroyo-gerez M, Wright G, Andradi-brown DA (2016)
Proc Gulf Caribb Fish Inst

Assessing population changes of historically overexploited black corals (Order: Antipatharia) in Cozumel, Mexico | article
Gress E, Andradi-Brown DA (2018)
PeerJ 6:e5129



Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Manned Submersible
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
Photographs (of Erika Gress)