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Jack Laverick


Jack Laverick

Oxford University  ()
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Research interests

My research considers the benthic communities found in mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs). MCEs begin at depths of 30m, largely the limit of SCUBA diving, and end with the last occurrence of zooxanthellate corals, (150-200m). Recent interest in MCEs comes from the suggestion that, when connected to shallow reefs, they may be of conservation significance. Depth may provide protection from anthropogenic impacts such as changing sea surface temperatures and coastal run off. As a result, an impacted shallow reef may later recover when mesophotic propagules move vertically. This is known as the Deep Reef Refugia Hypothesis (DRRH).

Research keywords
Photographs
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Research summary (from publications)
Fields
2  Biodiversity
2  Ecology
2  Community structure
2  Connectivity
1  Fisheries

Focusgroups
2  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
1  Fishes
1  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
2  Honduras - Bay Islands

Platforms
2  Diving - Technical Rebreather
1  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
1  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit

Co-authors
3  Andradi-Brown
1  Bongaerts
1  Bridge
1  Lesser
1  Pyle