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Frederic Sinniger


Frederic Sinniger

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





Research interests

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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

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

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
Overview of the mesophotic coral ecosystems around Sesoko Island, Okinawa, Japan | article
Sinniger F, Albelda RL, Prasetia R, Rouzé H, Sitorus ED, Harii S. (2022)
Galaxea, J Coral Reef Stud 24:69-76

Acclimation potential of Acropora to mesophotic environment | article
Tavakoli-Kolour P, Sinniger F, Morita M, Harii S (2023)
Mar Pollut Bull

Limited acclimation of early life stages of the coral Seriatopora hystrix from mesophotic depth to shallow reefs | article
Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Nakamura T, Harii S (2022)
Sci Rep 12:12836

Author Correction: Limited acclimation of early life stages of the coral Seriatopora hystrix from mesophotic depth to shallow reefs | article
Prasetia R, Sinniger F, Nakamura T, Harii S (2022)
Sci Rep 12:15342

Studies on Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in Japan | chapter
Sinniger F, Harii S (2018)
in: Coral Reef Studies of Japan. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 13 (Springer, Singapore) by Iguchi, A., Hongo, C.
Exploring coral reef biodiversity via underwater soundscapes | article
Lin TH, Akamatsu T, Sinniger F, Harii S (2021)
Biol Conserv

Using soundscapes to assess changes in coral reef social-ecological systems | article
Lin T-H, Sinniger F, Harii S, Akamatsu T (2023)
Oceanography 36:20-27

Deepest observation of the butterflyfish Coradion altivelis (Perciformes: Chaetodontidae) in Japan | article
Sinniger F, Akamatsu T, Harii S (2022)
Galaxea, J Coral Reef Stud 24:39-40

Morphological stasis masks ecologically divergent coral species on tropical reefs | article
Bongaerts P, Cooke IR, Ying H, Wels D, den Haan S, Hernandez-Agreda A, Brunner CA, Dove S, Englebert N, Eyal G, Forêt S, Grinblat M, Hay KB, Harii S, Hayward DC, Lin Y, Mihaljević M, Moya A, Muir P, Sinniger F, Smallhorn-West P, Torda G, Ragan MA, Van Oppen MJH, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2021)
Curr Biol 31:2286-2298.e8

Ryukyu Islands, Japan | chapter
Sinniger F, Harii S, Humblet M, Nakamura Y, Ohba H, Prasetia R (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019) by Yossi L, Puglise KA, Bridge T
Juvenile scleractinian assemblage and its association with adults and benthos at shallow and upper mesophotic depths in fringing and atoll reefs in... | article
Albelda RL , Cabaitan PC, Sinniger FP, Dumalagan EE Jr., Quimpo TJR, Olavides RD, Munar JC , Villanoy CL, Siringan FP (2020)
Regional Studies in Marine Science 40:1-11

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