Adam Suchley

Adam Suchley
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology

PhD

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Education
January 2015 - April 2018
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
September 2013 - September 2014
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
October 1996 - June 2000
Imperial College London
Field of study
  • Physics

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Publications (13)
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The decline of reef-building corals in conjunction with shifts to short-lived opportunistic species has prompted concerns that Caribbean reef framework-building capacity has substantially diminished. Restoring herbivore populations may be a potential driver of coral recovery; however, the impact of herbivores on coral calcification has been little...
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Long-term phase shifts from coral to macroalgal dominated reef systems are well documented in the Caribbean. Although the impact of coral diseases, climate change and other factors is acknowledged, major herbivore loss through disease and overfishing is often assigned a primary role. However, direct evidence for the link between herbivore abundance...
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Understanding the effects and benefits provided by the design and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is crucial for developing cost-effective management actions. We characterized the management and design of no-take zone (NTZ) networks of eight Mexican Caribbean MPAs. To determine protection effectiveness, we followed a two-step approach....
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Sea-level rise (SLR) is predicted to elevate water depths above coral reefs and to increase coastal wave exposure as ecological degradation limits vertical reef growth, but projections lack data on interactions between local rates of reef growth and sea level rise. Here we calculate the vertical growth potential of more than 200 tropical western At...
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Marine ecosystems globally have suffered habitat, biodiversity and function loss in response to human activity. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can limit extractive activities and enhance ecosystem resilience, but do not directly address external stressors. We surveyed 48 sites within seven MPAs and nearby unprotected areas to evaluate drivers of cor...
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RESUMEN EXTENDIDO Los arrecifes de coral son uno de los ecosistemas marinos tropicales biológicamente más diversos ya que al contar con hábitats estructuralmente complejos generan múltiples nichos ecológicos capaces de albergar la mayor diversidad taxonómi-ca y funcional de las especies (Alvarez-Filip et al. 2011). Particularmente, los peces de arr...
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Temporal trend in mean herbivorous fish biomass and benthic fleshy macroalgal cover on the Mesoamerican Reef. Mean (± s.e.m.) values are shown for all sites surveyed repeatedly in consecutive monitoring periods. 62 sites were surveyed in both 2005/2006 and 2009/2010 (black circles), 50 sites in 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 (blue squares), and 90 sites i...
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Comparison between herbivorous fish biomass change 2005/6–2009/10 and subsequent benthic fleshy macroalgal cover change 2009/10–2013/14 on the Mesoamerican Reef. Mean (± s.e.m.) annual geometric rates of change for herbivorous fish biomass and fleshy macroalgal cover for sites surveyed repeatedly in each monitoring period (2005/2006, 2009/2010, 201...
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Candidate predictor variables of coral cover change on the Mesoamerican Reef. Site country classification was split into three binary variables. All sites in Northern Quintana Roo (Mexico) are considered to have been impacted by hurricanes in 2005. Some sites were surveyed in August and September 2005 after Hurricane Emily (17/7/2005), although thi...
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Long-term herbivorous fish and benthic fleshy macroalgal cover trends on the Mesoamerican Reef. Map and inset graph indicating relationship between changes in herbivorous fish biomass and fleshy macroalgal cover from first (2005 or 2006) to last (2013 or 2014) year for all (73) long-term monitoring sites with ≥ 8 years’ history. For inset graph, ea...
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Effect of initial coral cover on change in fleshy macroalgal and coral cover over time on the Mesoamerican Reef. Mean (± s.e.m.) benthic macroalgal and coral cover for first (2005/6) and last years (2013/14) by initial level of coral cover, for all (85) long-term monitoring sites. Initial level of coral cover categories are < 10% (n = 40); ≥ 10% an...
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Mesoamerican Reef herbivorous fish community biomass composition by feeding guild between 2005/2006 and 2013/2014. Percentage composition of herbivorous fish community biomass by feeding guild (bioeroders, macroalgae browsers and turf grazers/scrapers) for sites surveyed repeatedly in each monitoring period (2005/2006, 2009/2010, 2011/2012 and 2013...

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