Marcelo Soares

Marcelo Soares

Institute of Marine Sciences (LABOMAR)
&  Universitàt Autònoma de Barcelona

Instituto de Ciências do Mar (LABOMAR), Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Abolição Avenue, 3207, 60165081, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Research interests

Ecology, Benthic habitat mapping, Conservation, Human impacts


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

Mesophotic ecosystems: coral and fish assemblages in a tropical marginal reef (northeastern Brazil) | article
Soares MO, Davis M, de Paiva CC, de Macêdo Carneiro PB (2016)
Mar Biodiv 48:1631–1636

Mesophotic ecosystems: Distribution, impacts and conservation in the South Atlantic | review
de Oliveira Soares M, Tavares TCL, Carneiro PB (2018)
Diversity and Distributions 25:255-268

Towards large and remote protected areas in the South Atlantic Ocean: St. Peter and St. Paul´s Archipelago and the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain | article
de Oliveira Soares M, Lucas CC (2018)
Marine Policy 93:101-103

Why do mesophotic coral ecosystems have to be protected? | article
Soares MO, Araújo JT, Ferreira SMC, Santos BA, Boavida JRH, Costantini F, Costantini F, Rossi S (2020)
Science of The Total Environment

Deep reefs are not refugium for shallow‐water fish communities in the southwestern Atlantic | article
Medeiros APM, Ferreira BP, Alvarado F, Betancur‐R R, Soares MO, Santos BA. (2021)
Ecol Evol 11:4413-4427

The flourishing and vulnerabilities of zoantharians on Southwestern Atlantic reefs | review
Soares MO, Kitahara MV, Santos MEA, Bejarano S, Rabelo EF, Cruz IC (2022)
Mar Environ Res 173:105535

Alien hotspot: Benthic marine species introduced in the Brazilian semiarid coast | article
Soares MO, de Lima Xavier FR, Dias NM, da Silva MQ, de Lima JP, Barroso CX, Vieira LM, Paiva SV, Matthews-Cascon H, Bezerra LE, Oliveira-Filho RR, Salani S, Bandeira EVP (2022)
Mar Pollut Bull 174:113250

Lessons from the invasion front: Integration of research and management of the lionfish invasion in Brazil | article
Soares MO, Pereira PH, Feitosa CV, Maggioni R, Rocha RS, Bezerra LE, Duarte OS, Paiva SV, Noleto-Filho E, Silva MQ, Csapo-Thomaz M (2023)
J Environ Manage 340:117954

Retirement risks: Invasive coral on old oil platform on the Brazilian equatorial continental shelf | article
Braga MDA, Paiva SV, Gurjão LMD, Teixeira CEP, Gurgel ALAR, Pereira PHC, Soares MDO (2021)
Mar Pollut Bull 165:112156

Genetic diversity patterns of lionfish in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean reveal a rapidly expanding stepping‑stone bioinvasion process | article
Maggioni R, Rocha RS, Viana JT, Giarrizzo T, Rabelo EF, Ferreira CE, Sampaio CL, Pereira PH, Rocha LA, Rocha LA, Tavares TC, Soares MO (2023)
Sci Rep 13:13469

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Sonar / Multibeam
  In-situ instrumentation
Research summary (from publications)