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Research Article

Diversity of Meiofauna from the 9°50′N East Pacific Rise across a Gradient of Hydrothermal Fluid Emissions

  • Sabine Gollner mail,

    sabine.gollner@senckenberg.de

    Affiliations: Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

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  • Barbara Riemer,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Pedro Martínez Arbizu,

    Affiliation: Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

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  • Nadine Le Bris,

    Affiliation: Department Environnement Profond, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer, Brest, France

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  • Monika Bright

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Published: August 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012321
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sabine Gollner, Barbara Riemer, Monika Bright
Department of Marine Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sabine Gollner, Pedro Martínez Arbizu
Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Nadine Le Bris
Department Environnement Profond, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer, Brest, France

Corresponding Author

Email: sabine.gollner@senckenberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG MB. Performed the experiments: SG MB. Analyzed the data: SG BR PMA NLB MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PMA NLB MB. Wrote the paper: SG BR MB. Revised article for intellectual content: BR PMA NLB. Species identification: BR. Copepod identification: PMA. Chemical analysis: NLB.