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Pim Bongaerts

Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland  (Australia)
&  California Academy of Sciences

Global Change Institute (Bld #20) The University of Queensland St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia
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Research interests

Pim is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow at the Global Change Institute (The University of Queensland) and an Associate Researcher at the California Academy of Sciences. He is also an Associate Editor for the journal "Molecular Ecology".

Prior to this, he was the Lead Scientist for the Deep Reef component of the "XL Catlin Seaview Survey" (2012-2016) and a research fellow on the DSITIA Accelerate Partnership Grant “Coral genomes along environmental gradients” (2014-2016).

He uses next-generation sequencing approaches to study the biodiversity and connectivity of mesophotic reefs in different parts of the world, with a particular focus on the Great Barrier Reef / Coral Sea and the Southern Caribbean.

Publications

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

10.1007   s12526 014 0221 8 Deepest zooxanthellate corals of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea | article
Englebert N, Bongaerts P, Muir P, Hay KB, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2014)
Mar Biodiv 45:1-2
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Foster 2012a The first record of Hippocampus denise (Syngnathidae) from Australia | article
Foster R, Bridge TCL, Bongaerts P (2012)
Aqua Int J Ichthyol 18:55-57
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10.1186   1471 2148 13 205 Sharing the slope: depth partitioning of agariciid corals and associated Symbiodinium across shallow and mesophotic habitats (2-60 m) on a Caribbea... | article
Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Ogier JJ, Hay KB, van Bleijswijk J, Englebert N, Vermeij MJA, Bak RPM, Visser PM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2013)
BMC Evol Biol
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10.1186   1471 2148 11 303 Adaptive divergence in a scleractinian coral: physiological adaptation of Seriatopora hystrix to shallow and deep reef habitats | article
Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Hay KB, van Oppen MJH, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S (2011)
BMC Evol Biol
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10.1007   s00338 013 1052 y Cyclone damage at mesophotic depths on Myrmidon Reef (GBR) | article
Bongaerts P, Muir P, Englebert N, Bridge TCL, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2013)
Coral Reefs 32:935
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10.1007   s00338 011 0828 1 Diversity of Scleractinia and Octocorallia in the mesophotic zone of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia | article
Bridge TCL, Fabricius KE, Bongaerts P, Wallace CC, Muir PR, Done TJ, Webster JM (2012)
Coral Reefs 31:179-189
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10.1007   s00338 009 0581 x Assessing the 'deep reef refugia' hypothesis: focus on Caribbean reefs | article
Bongaerts P, Ridgway T, Sampayo EM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2010)
Coral Reefs 29:309-327
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10.1007   s00338 011 0725 7 Mesophotic coral ecosystems on the walls of Coral Sea atolls | article
Bongaerts P, Bridge TCL, Kline DI, Muir PR, Wallace CC, Beaman RJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011)
Coral Reefs 30:335
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10.4319   lo.2008.53.6.2711 In situ photobiology of corals over large depth ranges: A multivariate analysis on the roles of environment, host, and algal symbiont | article
Frade PR, Bongaerts P, Winkelhagen AJS, Tonk L, Bak RPM (2008)
Limnol Oceanogr 53:2711-2723
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10.3354   meps09315 Symbiodinium diversity in mesophotic coral communities on the Great Barrier Reef: a first assessment | article
Bongaerts P, Sampayo EM, Bridge TCL, Ridgway T, Vermeulen F, Englebert N, Webster JM, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 439:117-126
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10.1111   j.1365 294x.2011.05050.x The role of deep reefs in shallow reef recovery: an assessment of vertical connectivity in a brooding coral from west and east Australia | article
van Oppen MJH, Bongaerts P, Underwood JN, Peplow LM, Cooper TF (2011)
Mol Ecol 20:1647-1660
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10.1038   nclimate1879 Call to protect all coral reefs | article
Bridge TC, Hughes TP, Guinotte JM, Bongaerts P (2013)
Nat Clim Change 3:528-530
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10.1371   journal.pone.0010871 Genetic Divergence across Habitats in the Widespread Coral Seriatopora hystrix and Its Associated Symbiodinium | article
Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Ridgway T, Sampayo EM, van Oppen MJH, Englebert N, Vermeulen F, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2010)
PLoS ONE 5:e10871
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10.1038   ismej.2015.39 The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts | article
Ainsworth TD, Krause L, Bridge T, Torda G, Raina J-B, Zakrzewski M, Gates RD, Padilla-Gamiño JL, Spalding HL, Smith C, Woolsey ES, Bourne DG, Bongaerts P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Leggat W (2015)
ISME J 9:261-274
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10.1371   journal.pone.0117933 Diverse Staghorn Coral Fauna on the Mesophotic Reefs of North-East Australia | article
Muir P, Wallace C, Bridge TCL, Bongaerts P (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0117933
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10.1038   ismej.2015.3 Habitat-specific environmental conditions primarily control the microbiomes of the coral Seriatopora hystrix | article
Pantos O, Bongaerts P, Dennis PG, Tyson GW, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2015)
ISME J
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10.1098   rsos.140297 Prevalent endosymbiont zonation shapes the depth distributions of scleractinian coral species | article
Bongaerts P, Carmichael M, Hay KB, Tonk L, Frade PR, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2015)
R Soc Open Sci 2:140297
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10.1038   srep07652 Deep down on a Caribbean reef: lower mesophotic depths harbor a specialized coral-endosymbiont community | article
Bongaerts P, Frade PR, Hay KB, Englebert N, Latijnhouwers KRW, Bak RPM, Vermeij MJA, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2015)
Sci Rep 5:7652
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10.1128   mbio.00560 16 The Microbial Signature Provides Insight into the Mechanistic Basis of Coral Success across Reef Habitats | article
Hernandez-Agreda A, Leggat W, Bongaerts P, Ainsworth TD (2016)
mBio 7:e00560-16
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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? | article
Laverick JH, Andradi-Brown DA, Exton DA, Bongaerts P, Bridge TC, Lesser MP, Pyle RL, Slattery M, Wagner D, Rogers AD (2016)
Environmental Evidence 5:1-8
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No pdf 1b9f3d12ef7c41b5dcd6d3ff4f9dd4724048d17a98698858e66d6e1bb8a51198 Microbiome variation in corals with distinct depth distribution ranges across a shallow–mesophotic gradient (15–85 m) | article
Glasl B, Bongaerts P, Elisabeth NH, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Herndl GJ, Frade PR (2017)
Coral Reefs


10.1371   journal.pone.0170336 Lower Mesophotic Coral Communities (60-125 m Depth) of the Northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea | article
Englebert N, Bongaerts P, Muir PR, Hay KB, Pichon M, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2017)
PLoS ONE 12:e0170336
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10.1126   sciadv.1602373 Deep reefs are not universal refuges: Reseeding potential varies among coral species | article
Bongaerts P, Riginos C, Brunner R, Englebert N, Smith SR, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2017)
Science Advances 3:e1602373
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Fmars 04 00155 Seriatopora Diversity Preserved in Upper Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in Southern Japan | article
Sinniger F, Prasetia R, Yorifuji M, Bongaerts P, Harii S (2017)
Front Mar Sci 4:155
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10.1007   s1252 High coral cover at lower mesophotic depths: a dense Agaricia community at the leeward side of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean | article
Hoeksema BW, Bongaerts P, Baldwin CC (2017)
Mar Biodiv 47:67-70
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Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Manned Submersible
Photographs
Travel
Processing
Research summary (from publications)
Fields
14  Molecular ecology
11  Biodiversity
11  Connectivity
9  Community structure
6  Ecology

Focusgroups
24  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
13  Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae)
4  Bacteria and Archaea
2  Fishes
1  Octocorallia (Soft Corals)

Locations
13  Australia - Great Barrier Reef
7  Curaçao
6  Australia - Coral Sea
2  Bermuda
1  Australia - Scott Reef

Platforms
9  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
5  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
4  Diving (unspecified)
4  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
4  Manned Submersible

Co-authors
9  Bridge
8  Englebert
6  Muir
5  Frade
3  Bak