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Diversity in the Nearshore: The NaGISA Collection

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This collection of papers highlights research performed under the auspices of the Natural Geography in Shore Areas (NaGISA) project, a component of the Census of Marine Life program. NaGISA is a collaborative effort aimed at inventorying and monitoring biodiversity in rocky bottom macroalgal and soft bottom seagrass communities from the high intertidal zone to 20 meters in depth at a global scale. The papers of this collection describe large-scale distribution patterns of assemblages associated with rocky shores around the globe, as well as specific patterns for taxa such as macroalgae, polychaetes, and echinoderms.

Image Credit: "Starfish, Mauritius" by Alain Feulvarch

Research Articles
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    Neutrality and the Response of Rare Species to Environmental Variance
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    Spatial Relationships between Polychaete Assemblages and Environmental Variables over Broad Geographical Scales
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    Current Patterns of Macroalgal Diversity and Biomass in Northern Hemisphere Rocky Shores
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    Patterns of Spatial Variation of Assemblages Associated with Intertidal Rocky Shores: A Global Perspective
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    Large-Scale Spatial Distribution Patterns of Echinoderms in Nearshore Rocky Habitats
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    Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes
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    Aspects of Benthic Decapod Diversity and Distribution from Rocky Nearshore Habitat at Geographically Widely Dispersed Sites
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    Large-Scale Spatial Distribution Patterns of Gastropod Assemblages in Rocky Shores
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    Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century
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