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Comparative Composition, Diversity and Trophic Ecology of Sediment Macrofauna at Vents, Seeps and Organic Falls

  • Angelo F. Bernardino mail,

    bernardino.ufes@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Goiabeiras, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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  • Lisa A. Levin,

    Affiliation: Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation; Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew R. Thurber,

    Affiliation: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Craig R. Smith

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Published: April 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033515
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Angelo F. Bernardino
Departamento de Oceanografia e Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Goiabeiras, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Lisa A. Levin
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation; Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Andrew R. Thurber
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
Craig R. Smith
Department of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bernardino.ufes@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LAL CRS. Performed the experiments: LAL ART CRS. Analyzed the data: AFB LAL ART. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AFB LAL ART CRS. Wrote the paper: AFB LAL ART CRS.