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Table of Contents: PLoS ONE: The FMAP Collection

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This collection of papers highlights research performed under the auspices of the Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP) program, a component of the Census of Marine Life (CoML) (www.fmap.ca). The overarching goal of the FMAP program has been to analyze and synthesize global patterns and trends in marine species abundance, distribution and diversity, and to model the effects of fishing, climate change and other key variables on those patterns. This work has been done across ocean realms and with an emphasis on understanding past changes and predicting future scenarios.

FMAP researchers have developed statistical techniques to determine long-term changes in marine animal populations and ocean ecosystems, large-scale patterns and trends in marine biodiversity, and the dynamic movement and behavior of large marine animals. Close collaboration with statisticians and mathematical modelers has enabled the proper processing and analysis of large data sets and integration of multiple data sources. The following articles are presented in order of publication date and new FMAP articles will be added to the collection as they are published.

Collection citation: PLoS ONE: The FMAP Collection (2010) PLoS Collections: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/issue.pcol.v02.i11

Review

The Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: Estimates, Patterns, and Threats

Marta Coll, Chiara Piroddi, Jeroen Steenbeek, Kristin Kaschner, Frida Ben Rais Lasram, Jacopo Aguzzi, Enric Ballesteros, Carlo Nike Bianchi, Jordi Corbera, Thanos Dailianis, Roberto Danovaro, Marta Estrada, Carlo Froglia, Bella S. Galil, Josep M. Gasol, Ruthy Gertwagen, João Gil, François Guilhaumon, Kathleen Kesner-Reyes, Miltiadis-Spyridon Kitsos, Athanasios Koukouras, Nikolaos Lampadariou, Elijah Laxamana, Carlos M. López-Fé de la Cuadra, Heike K. Lotze, Daniel Martin, David Mouillot, Daniel Oro, Saša Raicevich, Josephine Rius-Barile, Jose Ignacio Saiz-Salinas, Carles San Vicente, Samuel Somot, José Templado, Xavier Turon, Dimitris Vafidis, Roger Villanueva, Eleni Voultsiadou

Research Articles

Recovery Trends in Marine Mammal Populations

Anna M. Magera, Joanna E. Mills Flemming, Kristin Kaschner, Line B. Christensen, Heike K. Lotze

Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century

Camilo Mora, Chih-Lin Wei, Audrey Rollo, Teresa Amaro, Amy R. Baco, David Billett, Laurent Bopp, Qi Chen, Mark Collier, Roberto Danovaro, Andrew J. Gooday, Benjamin M. Grupe, Paul R. Halloran, Jeroen Ingels, Daniel O. B. Jones, Lisa A. Levin, Hideyuki Nakano, Karl Norling, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Michael Rex, Henry A. Ruhl, Craig R. Smith, Andrew K. Sweetman, Andrew R. Thurber, Jerry F. Tjiputra, Paolo Usseglio, Les Watling, Tongwen Wu, Moriaki Yasuhara

How Many Species Are There on Earth and in the Ocean?

Camilo Mora, Derek P. Tittensor, Sina Adl, Alastair G. B. Simpson, Boris Worm

Current and Future Patterns of Global Marine Mammal Biodiversity

Kristin Kaschner, Derek P. Tittensor, Jonathan Ready, Tim Gerrodette, Boris Worm

Global Diversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities for Sharks

Luis O. Lucifora, Verónica B. García, Boris Worm

Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes

Camilo Mora, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Arturo Ayala Bocos, Paula M. Ayotte, Stuart Banks, Andrew G. Bauman, Maria Beger, Sandra Bessudo, David J. Booth, Eran Brokovich, Andrew Brooks, Pascale Chabanet, Joshua E. Cinner, Jorge Cortés, Juan J. Cruz-Motta, Amilcar Cupul Magaña, Edward E. DeMartini, Graham J. Edgar, David A. Feary, Sebastian C. A. Ferse, Alan M. Friedlander, Kevin J. Gaston, Charlotte Gough, Nicholas A. J. Graham, Alison Green, Hector Guzman, Marah Hardt, Michel Kulbicki, Yves Letourneur, Andres López Pérez, Michel Loreau, Yossi Loya, Camilo Martinez, Ismael Mascareñas-Osorio, Tau Morove, Marc-Olivier Nadon, Yohei Nakamura, Gustavo Paredes, Nicholas V. C. Polunin, Morgan S. Pratchett, Héctor Reyes Bonilla, Fernando Rivera, Enric Sala, Stuart A. Sandin, German Soler, Rick Stuart-Smith, Emmanuel Tessier, Derek P. Tittensor, Mark Tupper, Paolo Usseglio, Laurent Vigliola, Laurent Wantiez, Ivor Williams, Shaun K. Wilson, Fernando A. Zapata

Rapid Global Expansion of Invertebrate Fisheries: Trends, Drivers, and Ecosystem Effects

Sean C. Anderson, Joanna Mills Flemming, Reg Watson, Heike K. Lotze

Hierarchical State-Space Estimation of Leatherback Turtle Navigation Ability

Joanna Mills Flemming, Ian D. Jonsen, Ransom A. Myers, Christopher A. Field

Large-Scale Absence of Sharks on Reefs in the Greater-Caribbean: A Footprint of Human Pressures

Christine A. Ward-Paige, Camilo Mora, Heike K. Lotze, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Loren McClenachan, Ery Arias-Castro, Ransom A. Myers

Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries

Camilo Mora, Ransom A. Myers, Marta Coll, Simone Libralato, Tony J. Pitcher, Rashid U. Sumaila, Dirk Zeller, Reg Watson, Kevin J. Gaston, Boris Worm