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Frederic Sinniger


Frederic Sinniger

Tropical Biosphere Research Center
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa  (Japan)





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Frederic Sinniger is a marine biologist, interested in molecular taxonomy, evolution and ecology of marine invertebrates. His main domain of expertise concerns deep-sea environments from the mesophotic zone to abyssal depths and biodiversity of benthic invertebrates. Ongoing research programmes investigate the connectivity between shallow and deep marine ecosystems as well as the biogeography and ecology of deep-sea meiofauna using traditional methods as well as second-generation sequencing of environmental DNA. His research also focuses on the molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of several cnidarian groups with special interests towards the evolution of symbiosis in these groups, both in deep sea and in coral reefs.

Publications

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Reproductive biology of the deep brooding coral Seriatopora hystrix: Implications for shallow reef recovery | article
Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Hashizume K, Harii S (2017)
PLoS ONE 12:e0177034

Seriatopora diversity preserved in upper Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in Southern Japan | article
Sinniger F, Prasetia R, Yorifuji M, Bongaerts P, Harii S (2017)
Front Mar Sci 4:155

First record of spawning in the mesophotic Acropora tenella in Okinawa, Japan | article
Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Harii S (2017)
Galaxea, J Coral Reef Stud 19:5-6

"Locally extinct" coral species Seriatopora hystrix found at upper mesophotic depths in Okinawa | article
Sinniger F, Morita M, Harii S (2013)
Coral Reefs 32:153

Euphyllia paradivisa, a successful mesophotic coral in the northern Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba, Red Sea | article
Eyal G, Eyal-Shaham L, Cohen I, Tamir R, Ben-Zvi O, Sinniger F, Loya Y (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:91-102

Gametogenesis and fecundity of Acropora tenella (Brook 1892) in a mesophotic coral ecosystem in Okinawa, Japan | article
Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Harii S (2016)
Coral Reefs 35:53-62

Coral Reef Soundscape to Measure the Species Distribution and Biodiversity | report
Akamatsu T, Lin TH, Tsao Y, Sinniger F, Harii S (2018)

Coral Sclerochronology: Similarities and Differences in the Coral Isotopic Signatures Between Mesophotic and Shallow-Water Reefs | chapter
Watanabe T, Watanabe TK, Yamazaki A, Yoneta S, Sowa K, Sinniger F, Eyal G, Loya Y, Harii S (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems, Coral Reefs of the World (Springer) by Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL
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