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Current Patterns of Macroalgal Diversity and Biomass in Northern Hemisphere Rocky Shores

  • Brenda Konar mail,

    bkonar@guru.uaf.edu

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

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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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  • Juan José Cruz-Motta,

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

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  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa, Pisa, Italy

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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, New Brunswick, Canada

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  • Patricia Miloslavich,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Matt Edwards,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Thomas Trott,

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

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  • Edward Kimani,

    Affiliation: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya

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  • Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez,

    Affiliation: Programa de Investigación en Botánica Marina, Departamento de Biologia Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México

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  • Melisa Wong,

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

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  • Stuart Jenkins,

    Affiliation: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Anglesey, United Kingdom

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  • Angelica Silva,

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

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  • Isabel Sousa Pinto,

    Affiliation: CIIMAR/CIMAR, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

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  • Yoshihisa Shirayama

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

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  • Published: October 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013195
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Brenda Konar, Katrin Iken, Ann Knowlton
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
Juan José Cruz-Motta
Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Centro de Biodiversidad Marina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Patricia Miloslavich
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, CoNISMa, Pisa, Italy
Gerhard Pohle
Atlantic Reference Centre, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Matt Edwards
Biology Department, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States of America
Thomas Trott
Department of Biology, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Edward Kimani
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya
Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez
Programa de Investigación en Botánica Marina, Departamento de Biologia Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México
Melisa Wong, Angelica Silva
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Stuart Jenkins
School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Anglesey, United Kingdom
Isabel Sousa Pinto
CIIMAR/CIMAR, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Yoshihisa Shirayama
Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University, Wakayama, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: bkonar@guru.uaf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BK KI JJCM LBC GP PM EK YS. Performed the experiments: BK KI JJCM LBC ALK GP PM ME TT EK RRR MW SJ AS ISP YS. Analyzed the data: BK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BK KI JJCM LBC ALK GP PM ME TT EK RRR MW SJ AS ISP YS. Wrote the paper: BK KI JJCM LBC ALK GP PM ME TT EK RRR MW SJ AS ISP YS.