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Giacomo Bernardi

Investigator

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Campus: UC Santa Cruz

Center for Ocean Health - Long Marine Lab,
100 Shaffer Road,
Santa Cruz, CA, 945060

831-459-5124
bernardi@biology.ucsc.edu
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Population genetics of fishes

Publications
Year Citation Links Publication Type
2014

Adam, T.C., A.J. Brooks, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, L. Washburn and G. Bernardi. 2014. How will coral reef fish communities respond to climate-driven disturbances? Insight from landscape-scale perturbations. Oecologia 176:285–296.

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2013

Leichter, J.J., A.L., Alldredge, G. Bernardi, A.J. Brooks, C.A. Carlson, R,C. Carpenter, P.J. Edmunds, M.R. Fewings, K.M. Hanson, J.L. Hench, S.J. Holbrook, C.E. Nelson, R.J. Schmitt, R.J. Toonan, L Washburn and A.S.J. Wyatt. 2013. Biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef: Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia. Oceanography 26:52-63.

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2012

Beldade, R., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes, D. Malone and G. Bernardi. 2012. Larger female fish contribute disproportionately more to self-replenishment. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 279:2116-2121.

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2012

Bernardi, G., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2012. Full-sibs in cohorts of newly settled coral reef fishes. PloS One 7(9):e44953.

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2011

Adam, T.C., R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks, P.J. Edmunds, R.C. Carpenter and G. Bernardi. 2011. Herbivory, connectivity and ecosystem resilience: response of a coral reef to a large-scale perturbation. PLoS One 6(8):e23717.

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2010

Leray, M., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2010. Allopatric divergence and speciation in coral reef fish: the three-spot Dascyllus, Dascyllus trimaculatus, species complex. Evolution 64:1218-1230.

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2009

Beldade, R., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2009. Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite markers from the orange-fin anemonefish, Amphiprion chrysopterus. Conservation Genetics Resources 1: 333-335.

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2009

Leray, M., R. Beldade, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, S. Planes and G. Bernardi. 2009. Isolation and characterization of 13 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite primers for the widespread Indo-Pacific three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus, and closely related D. auripinnis. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:213-215.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.16 MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the three-spot damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus
creator knb-lter-mcr.17 MCR LTER: Genetics: Settlement dynamics in the clownfish, Amphiprion chrysopterus
associated knb-lter-mcr.1039 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population Dynamics of Acanthaster planci, ongoing since 2005
associated knb-lter-mcr.6 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Fishes, ongoing since 2005
Involvements
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Populations A population is a group of organisms of the same species. Like canaries in the coalmine, changes in populations of organisms can be important indicators of environmental changes. more
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance Disturbances often shape ecosystems by periodically reorganizing or destroying them, allowing for significant changes in plant and animal populations and communities. more
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies A series of process-oriented field studies motivated by our initial focused questions have been initiated to explore gaps in our understanding of physical and biological processes and events that affect structure, function and dynamics of the reef ecosystem of Moorea; additional integration is achieved by focusing on common model systems.
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program A comprehensive set of spatially explicit time series measurements was designed and implemented (during Year 1) to describe decadal trends in the reef ecosystem and forcing functions on a landscape scale.
Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience In general there are two contrasting attributes of an ecosystem with respect to external drivers: 1) resistance, the amount of external forcing a system can absorb without a qualitative change and 2) resilience, the tendency of a system to return to its previous state after a perturbation. Resilience in particular is a major MCR research focus because Moorea recently was subjected to a pulse disturbance, an outbreak of the crown-of-thorns seastar, that killed most living coral on the fore reef.
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics Coral reefs have exceptionally high levels of biodiversity that generate complex webs of interacting species. Our ability to forecast population and community dynamics requires greater understanding of the manner by which individuals and species interact within coral reef ecosystems.

 

 
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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412, #OCE-1026851, and #OCE-1236905. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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