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Richard Appeldoorn


Richard Appeldoorn

Department of Marine Sciences
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Puerto Rico
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Research interests

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Dr. Appeldoorn received his BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers University in 1974 and his PhD in (Biological) Oceanography in 1980 from the University of Rhode Island. Since 1981 he has been on the faculty of the Department of Marine Science, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, currently at the rank of Professor. He has graduated 13 MS and 11 PhD students during that tenure. Within the general field of fishery biology, Dr. Appeldoorn has conducted extensive work on the biology and fishery of the queen conch and of coral reef fishes. Recent research has focused on spawning aggregations, fish larval dispersal, and the distribution and movements of coral reef fishes and their relationship to habitat distributions over the seascape. Particular emphasis is given to developing biological design criteria for marine reserves and the use of reserves in fishery and coastal zone management. He has extensive experience throughout the Caribbean, conducting research and fishery assessments in Venezuela, Colombia, Belize, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, US Virgin Islands and in the waters off the Lesser Antilles. A longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and the Science and Statistics Committee of the US Caribbean Fishery Management Council, Dr. Appeldoorn is committed to enhancing management with the best scientific information.

Publications

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10.1007   s00338 010 0614 5 Theme section on 'Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: Characterization, Ecology, and Management'
Hinderstein LM, Marr JCA, Martinez FA, Dowgiallo MJ, Puglise KA, Pyle RL, Zawada DG, Appeldoorn R
Coral Reefs 29:247-251 (2010)
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10.1007   s00338 010 0607 4 Geomorphology and benthic cover of mesophotic coral ecosystems of the upper insular slope of southwest Puerto Rico
Sherman C, Nemeth M, Ruíz H, Bejarano I, Appeldoorn R, Pagán F, Schärer M, Weil E
Coral Reefs 29:347-360 (2010)
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10.1007   s00338 015 1360 5 Mesophotic coral ecosystems under anthropogenic stress: a case study at Ponce, Puerto Rico
Appeldoorn R, Ballantine D, Bejarano I, Carlo M, Nemeth M, Otero E, Pagán F, Ruiz H, Schizas N, Sherman C, Weil E
Coral Reefs :1-13 (2015)
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10.1007   s00338 014 1125 6 Fishes associated with mesophotic coral ecosystems in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
Bejarano I, Appeldoorn MN
Coral Reefs 33:313-328 (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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Nelson 1985a Undefined publication type: Cruise Report R/V Seward Johnson. A submersible survey of the continental slope of Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands
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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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Research keywords
Research details (top 5 / category)
Fields
4  Biodiversity
4  Management
3  Ecology
3  Community structure
2  Connectivity

Focusgroups
2  Fish
2  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
2  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
4  Puerto Rico
1  Bahamas
1  Bermuda
1  Curaçao
1  Honduras-Bay Islands

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

Co-authors
4  Bejarano
2  Eyal
2  Lesser
2  Nemeth
2  Sherman