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The problem with DNA barcoding

Metabarcoding accurately recovers alpha-diversity (species richness) and beta-diversity (species turnover) information, in addition to generating the same management recommendations as morphological biodiversity datasets

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DNA barcoding reveals extent of arthropod biodiversity

The once impossible task of identifying all specimens within a large field collection of arthropod has been remedied using DNA barcoding

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Using macro-invertebrate communities to assess environmental condition in UK freshwaters

Macro-invertebrates have been widely used for many years to assess environmental condition.

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Could Tela hold one of the Caribbean’s best coral reefs?

A newly discovered reef in Honduras could turn out to be one of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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Can noisy reefs attract more fish and crustaceans?

A study on sound recordings of reef noise from different habitats has revealed that the highest quality reefs are also the noisiest, potentially attracting more larval recruits using sound to orient towards reefs

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Is there a future for coral reefs in acid oceans?

Research into the multiple environmental factors affecting coral reefs and how these factors interact is bringing a greater understanding as to how these fragile ecosystems are likely to fare under increasingly acid ocean conditions

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Coral reef resilience enhanced by adaptation qualities of fish

A study into coral reef resilience and the ability of specialist reef species to adapt has found that fish can change their feeding behaviour depending on habitat quality

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