Mauricio Silva

Mauricio Silva

Florida State University  (United States of America)

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Originally from Chile, Mauricio is a second year PhD student in Oceanography at Florida State University in Dr. Ian MacDonald’s lab. His research focuses on deep sea chemosynthetic communities, especially those those located in and around cold seeps. He uses photomosaicing techniques, HD video, high resolution bathymetry and geological software such as ARC GIS and Fledermous to characterise these communities. In this cruise, he will be involved with multibeam bathymetry surveys and benthic mapping using Fledermous and Arc GIS.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Coral injuries observed at Mesophotic Reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge | article
Silva M, Etnoyer PJ, MacDonald IR (2016)
Deep Sea Res Part 2 Trop Stud Oceanogr 129:96-107

Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill | article
Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:77-90

Habitat suitability modeling for mesophotic coral in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico | article
Silva M, MacDonald IR (2017)
Mar Ecol Prog Ser 583:121-136

Changes in reef fish assemblages in a cross-shelf euphotic-mesophotic gradient in tropical SW Atlantic | article
Silva MB, Rosa RS, Menezes R, Francini-Filho RB (2021)
Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 259:107465

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