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Research Article

Spatial Relationships between Polychaete Assemblages and Environmental Variables over Broad Geographical Scales

  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi mail,

    lbenedetti@biologia.unipi.it

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy

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  • Katrin Iken,

    Affiliation: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Brenda Konar,

    Affiliation: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Juan Cruz-Motta,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Centro de Biodiversidad Marina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

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  • Ann Knowlton,

    Affiliation: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Gerhard Pohle,

    Affiliation: Atlantic Reference Centre, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, Canada

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  • Alberto Castelli,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy

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  • Laura Tamburello,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy

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  • Angela Mead,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Tom Trott,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Patricia Miloslavich,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Centro de Biodiversidad Marina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

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  • Melisa Wong,

    Affiliation: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Yoshihisa Shirayama,

    Affiliation: Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University, Shirahama, Japan

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  • Claudio Lardicci,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy

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  • Gabriela Palomo,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Ecosistemas Costeros, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Elena Maggi

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy

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  • Published: September 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012946
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Alberto Castelli, Laura Tamburello, Claudio Lardicci, Elena Maggi
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium of Marine Sciences), Pisa, Italy
Katrin Iken, Brenda Konar, Ann Knowlton
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
Juan Cruz-Motta, Patricia Miloslavich
Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Centro de Biodiversidad Marina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Gerhard Pohle
Atlantic Reference Centre, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, Canada
Angela Mead
Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Tom Trott
Department of Biology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Melisa Wong
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Yoshihisa Shirayama
Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University, Shirahama, Japan
Gabriela Palomo
Laboratorio de Ecosistemas Costeros, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Corresponding Author

Email: lbenedetti@biologia.unipi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LBC KI BK PM YS. Performed the experiments: KI BK JJCM ALK GP LT AM TT PM MW YS GP EM. Analyzed the data: LBC AC LT CL. Wrote the paper: LBC. Verified the data for taxonomic consistency: AC CL.