Publikationen SO239 (i.d.R. peer-reviewed)

  1. Amon, D.J, Hilário, A., Martínez Arbizu, P. and Smith, C.R. (2017): Observations of organic falls from the abyssal Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean. Marine Biodiversity 47: 311-321. [DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0572-4]
  2. Boetius, A. and Haeckel, M. (2018): Mind the seafloor- Research and regulations must be integrated to protect seafloor biota from future mining impacts. Science 359 (6371): 343-36. [doi?]
  3. Bonifácio, P. and Menot, L. (2019): New genera and species from the Equatorial Pacific provide phylogenetic insights into deep-sea Polynoidae (Annelida): Zoologial Journal of the Linnean Society 185: 555-635. []
  4. Bonifácio, P., Neal, L. and Menot, L. (2021): Diversity of Deep-Sea Scale-Worms (Annelida, Polynoidae) in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 656899. []
  5. Christodoulou, M., O’Hara, R.D., Hugall, A.F. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2019): Dark Ophiuroid Biodiversity in a Prospective Abyssal Mine Field. Current Biology 29 (22): 3909-3912. []
  6. Christodoulou, M., O’Hara, T., Hugall, A.F., Khodami, S., Rodrigues, C.F., Hilário, A., Vink, A and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2020): Unexpected high abyssal ophiuroid diversity in polymetallic nodule fields of the northeast Pacific Ocean and implications for conservation. Biogeociences 17: 1845-1876. []
  7. Christodoulou, M., De Grave, S., Vink., A. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2022): Taxonomic assessment of deep-sea decapod crustaceans collected from poly metallic nodule field of the East Pacific Ocean using an integrative approach. Marine Biodiversity 52: 61. []
  8. Cuvelier, D., Ribeiro, P.A., Ramalho, S.P., Kersken, D., Martínez Arbizu, P. and Colaçao, A. (2020): Are seamounts refuge areas for fauna from polymetallic nodule fields? Biogeosciences 17: 2657-2680. []
  9. Gausepohl, F., Hennke, A., Schoening, T., Köser, K. and Greinert J. (2020): Scars in the abyss: reconstructing sequence, location and temporal chance of the 78 plough tracks of the 1989 DISCOL deep-sea disturbance experiment in the Peru Basin. Biogeosciences 17: 1463-1493. []
  10. Gollner, S., Kaiser, S., Menzel, L., Jones, D.O.B., Brown, A., Mestre, N.C., van Oevelen, D., Menot, L., Colaco, A., Canals, M, Cuvelier, D., Durden, JM., Gebruk N., Egho, G.A., Haeckel, M., Marcon, Y., Mevenkamp, L., Morato, T., Pham, C.K., Purser, A., Sanchez-Vical, A., Vanreusel, A., Vink, A., Martínez Arbizu, P. (2017): Resilience of benthic deep-sea fauna to mining activities. Marine Environmental Research 129: 76-101. []
  11. Kaiser, S., Smith, C.R. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2017): Editorial: Biodiversity of the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone. Marine Biodiversity 47: 259: 264. [DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0733-0]
  12. Kersken, D., Janussen, D. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2018a): Deep-sea glass sponges (Hexactinellida) from polymetallic nodule fields in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), northeastern Pacific: Part I: Amphidiscophora. Marine Biodiversity 48: 545-573. [DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0727-y] (+ Corrigendum)
  13. Kersken, D., Kocot, K., Janussen, D., Schell, T., Pfenninger, M., Martínez Arbizu, P. (2018b): First insights into the phylogeny of deep-sea glass sponges (Hexactinellida) from polymetallic nodule fields in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), northeastern Pacific. Hydrobiologia 811: 283-293. []
  14. Kersken, D., Janussen, D. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2019): Deep-sea glass sponges (Hexactinellida) from polymetallic nodule fields in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCFZ), northeastern Pacific: Part II – Hexasterophora. Marine Biodiversity 49: 947-987. []
  15. Laming, S.R., Christodoulou, M., Martínez Arbizu, P. and Hilário, A. (2021): Comparative Reproductive Biology of Deep-Sea Ophiuroids Inhabiting Polymetallic-Nodule Fields in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 667398. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.663798]
  16. Miller, K.A., Thompson, K.F. Johnston, P. and Santillo, D. (2018): An Overview of Seabed Minind Including the Current State of Development, Environmental Impacs, and Knowledge Gaps. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 1-24. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00418]
  17. Peukert, A., Schoening, T., Alevizos, E., Köser, K., Kwasnitschka, T. and Greinert, J. (2018). Understanding MN-nodule distribution and related deep-sea mining using AUV-based hydroacustic sensing and optical observations. Biogeosciences Disucss. 15: 2525-2549. [ bg-15-2525-2018]
  18. Stratmann, T., Soetart, K., Kersken, D., van Oevelen, D. (2021): Polymetallic noduls are essential for food-web integrity of a prospective deep-seabed mining are in Pacific abyssal plains. 11: 121238. []
  19. Vanreusel, A., Hilário, A., Riberio, P.A., Menot, L. and Martínez Arbizu, P. (2016): Threatened by mining, polymetallic nodules are required to preserve abyssal epifauna. Scientific Reports 6 (26808): 1-6. [DOI: 10.1038/srep26808]
  20. Volz, J., Haffert, L., Haeckel, M., Koschinsky, A. and Kasten, S. (2020): Impact of small-scale disturbances on geochemical conditions, biogeochemical processes and element fluxes in surface sediments of the eastern Clarion-Clipperon Zone, Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences 17: 1113-1131. []

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