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Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology
 
 

Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology, 1st Edition

 
Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology, 1st Edition,Michael Lesser,ISBN9780123942838
 
 
 

Advances in Marine Biology

M Lesser   

Academic Press

9780123942838

9780123982728

374

229 X 152

This volume will become a reference to marine biologists with interest in

  • benthic ecology and biotic interactions, including symbiosis
  • chemical and molecular ecology
  • systematics, phylogeny, and evolution
  • sponge culture and tissue engineering

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This volume will become a reference to marine biologists with interest in

  • benthic ecology and biotic interactions, including symbiosis
  • chemical and molecular ecology
  • systematics, phylogeny, and evolution
  • sponge culture and tissue engineering

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One of two special issues of Advances in Marine Biology focusing on sponge science, it features comprehensive reviews of the latest studies that are advancing our understanding of the fascinating marine phylum Porifera. The selected contributors are internationally renowned researchers in their respective fields and provide a thorough overview of the state-of-the-art of sponge science.

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Postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, oceanography

Michael Lesser

Educational Background Ph. D., University of Maine, Zoology, 1989 M.S., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, 1985 B.A., University of New Hampshire, Microbiology, Minor: Zoology, 1983 A.S. George Washington University, Medical Laboratory Science, 1977 Courses Taught Biological Oceanography, Physiological Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Microbiology, General Microbiology, Immunology, Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs Current Research Interests My principal focus involve understanding how taxonomically diverse marine organisms respond physiologically to changes in their environment. In particular I'm interested in how organismal physiology can influence the ecology of marine organisms. As a physiological ecologist my students and I answer these types of questions by utilizing field and laboratory experiments, as well as a wide range of techniques from molecular biology to in situ measurements. Currently my research encompasses four major areas; 1) Biochemistry and molecular genetics of oxidative stress in marine organisms associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation, elevated temperatures, or hyperoxic conditions. 2) Physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and phytoplankton, physiological responses to changes in the environment, bacterial- and algal-invertebrate symbioses, and the trophic biology of suspension-feeding invertebrates. 3) Ecology and photobiology of mesophotic coral reefs. 4) Underwater technology, use of technical diving for scientific research. Selected Publications Lesser MP. Using Energetic Budgets to Assess the Effects of Environmental Stress on Corals: Are We Measuring the Right Things? Coral Reefs, 32: 25-33, 2013. Brazeau, D., M. P. Lesser, and M. Slattery. Genome-wide Sampling of Genetic Structure in the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa: Assessing Population Connectivity Among Mesophotic Reefs. PLoS ONE, 8(5): e65845, 2013. Lesser, M. P., Stat, M., and R. D. Gates. The Endosymbiotic Dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium sp.) of Corals Are Parasites and Mutualists. Coral Reefs, 32: 603-611, 2013. Fiore, C. L., Baker, D. M., and M. P. Lesser. Nitrogen Biogeochemistry in the Caribbean Sponge, Xestospongia muta: A Source or Sink of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen? PLoS ONE, 8: e72961, 2013. Fiore, C. L., Jarett, J. K., Labrie, M. S., and M. P. Lesser. Symbiotic Prokaryotic Communities from Different populations of the Giant Barrel Sponge, Xestospongia muta. MicrobiologyOpen, doi: 10.1002/mbo3.135, 2013. Olson, N. and M. P. Lesser. Diversity of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Associated with Different Color Colonies of the Coral, Montastraea cavernosa. Archives of Microbiology, doi: 10.1007/s00203-013-0937-z, 2013. Lesser, M. P. and M. Slattery. Ecology of Caribbean Sponges: Are Top-down or Bottom-up Processes More Important? PLoS ONE, 8: e79799, 2013. Lesser, M. P., Carleton, K. L., Böttger, S. A., Barry, T. M. and C. W. Walker. Sea Urchin Tube Feet are Photosensory Organs that Express a Rhabdomeric-like opsin and PAX6. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0336, 2011. Lesser, M. P., and M. Slattery. Invasive Lionfish Causes a Phase Shift to Algal Dominated Communities at Mesophotic Depths on a Bahamian Coral Reef. Biological Invasions, 13: 1855-1868, 2011. Lesser, M. P. Coral Bleaching: Causes and Mechanisms. In: Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition, Dubinsky, Z. and N. Stambler (eds.), Springer, pp. 405-420, 2011. Fiore, C. L., Jarett, J. K., Olson, N. D., and M. P. Lesser. Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrogen Transformations in Marine Symbioses. Trends in Microbiology, 18: 455-463, 2010. Lesser, M. P., M. Bailey, D. Merselis, and J. R. Morrison. Physiological response of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis to differences in food and temperature in the Gulf of Maine. Comparative Biochemistry and Phys

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Hampshire, USA

Advances in Sponge Science: Physiology, Chemical and Microbial Diversity, Biotechnology, 1st Edition

1- The physiology and molecular biology of sponge tissues

Sally P. Leys and April Hill

2- Sponge-microbe symbioses: recent advances and new directions

Robert W. Thacker and Christopher J. Freeman

3- Nutrient fluxes through sponges: biology, budgets, and ecological implications

Manuel Maldonado, Marta Ribes and Fleur C. van Duyl

4- Sponge chemical diversity: from biosynthetic pathways to ecological roles

Grégory Genta-Jouve and Olivier P. Thomas

5- Biosilica: molecular biology, biochemistry and function in demosponges as well

as its applied aspects for tissue engineering

Xiaohong Wang, Heinz C. Schröder, Matthias Wiens, Ute Schloßmacher and Werner

E.G. Müller

6- Cultivation of sponges, sponge cells and symbionts: achievements and future prospects

Klaske J. Schippers, Detmer Sipkema, Ronald Osinga, Hauke Smidt, Shirley A.

Pomponi, Dirk E. Martens and René H. Wijffels

 
 
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