MBON is a “coalition of the willing” who agree to share knowledge and know-how to evaluate changes of biodiversity in the ocean, including data, products, protocols and methods, data systems and software. The MBON seeks to establish a process for sustained, operational measurements of biodiversity around the globe. These observations should be collected in standardized ways, and the information shared, in order to understand how biodiversity is changing. The ultimate objective is to understand how and why life in the ocean is changing, how local changes relate to changes taking place over larger regions, and to provide information to help define options for government and intergovernmental policies relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity.About MBON
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- Develop an implementation plan that leads and coordinates institutions, organizations, existing networks, and people so as to build a community of practice to promote field, laboratory, statistical and reporting methods for the global community.
- Networking with the biodiversity and marine science communities, including within GEO, GEO BON, IOC, IABO, marine station networks, and national organizations;
- Develop a common framework for Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) within GEO BON and GOOS Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs, developed jointly with the GOOS Bio-Eco panel);
- Support work by UNEP-WCMC and others on development of marine indicators to support SDG and CBD Goals and Targets;
- Foster the development of international and thematic MBON, including development of marineGEO and expansion of MBON projects to cover needs in all regions of the globe;Promote best practice in data management, including development of standards that aid interoperability and data integration, and publication of data through OBIS; including contributing to the GEO BON “BON in a Box” compendium of methodologies for biodiversity observations;
- Support research that supports the development of MBON;
- Contribute observations and analyses to enable national, regional and global assessments, including support for IPBES, the Global Ocean Assessment, and others;
- Contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (The Ocean Decade).
AP-MBON furthers the development of marine biodiversity science in the Asia – Pacific region, as a sub-group of the MBON and Asia-Pacific BON networks of GEO BON. Its Secretariat is hosted at GODAC in JAMSTEC and can be contacted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To join, please sign up to GEO BON here, and then select AP-MBON as your group of interest.
The geographic scope of AP-MBON extends from pole to pole through Asia and the western Pacific, including the Pacific islands and the Indian Ocean. It includes the deepest ocean trenches, and the Coral Triangle, the highest density of marine species on Earth, as well as the highest densities of human populations.
AP-MBON activities focus on networking researchers in the region, encouraging staff and student exchanges between laboratories, and fostering a community of practice in marine biodiversity monitoring. We welcome specialist subgroups, such as focusing on particular ecosystems (e.g., coral reefs), biomes (e.g., seagrass), habitats, taxa (e.g., seaweeds), and thematic topics (e.g., invasive and threatened species, marine reserves). Our vision is to enable reporting of trends in marine biodiversity from local to regional scales to better inform society of the state of biodiversity and how to benefit from and conserve it.
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1. Developing an MBON Implementation Plan
|Leads||Joana Soares, Frank Muller-Karger, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Masahiro Nakaoka, Alice Soccodato|
|Team/Partners||IOC-UNESCO (GOOS and OBIS)|
|Development approach||Capacity Building, Monitoring Protocol Design, Data Collection, Modelling, Assessments and Policy Support|
|Description||To aid planning of a global network of marine biodiversity observations.|
|Milestones and/or Deliverables||Management: Publish MBON vision paper. Establish MBON Secretariat.
Networking: Build MBON Network.
Demonstrations: Pole to Pole in Americas. Smithonian’s Marine GEO.
EBV and EOV development: Publication comprehensive marine EBV as part of EOV.
|Management: Formalise MBON network (membership, governance).
Networking: EuroMBON. WCMB IV.
Demonstrations: MBON portal operational, providing the first products.
EBV and EOV development: Demonstration of EBV and EOV.
|Demonstrations: GOOS conference. OceanObs2019.
EBV and EOV development: Continued development methods and EBV with new research and technologies.
|Operational network of observatories monitoring trends in marine biodiversity from local to global scales.
EBV and EOV development: Continued development methods and EBV with new research and technologies.
|Resources||At present, MBON is being built through support of individuals engaged in academic, government, and
private sector projects. In the 2017-2018 time frame, MBON will develop a scope of resources needed
as part of the implementation plan
|Link with other activities||The MBON plan by its nature links with all mentioned activities, other GEO BON activities, and through
its members, wider activities in marine science.
2. Data Management
|Development approach||Capacity Building, Data Collection, Assessments and Policy Support|
|Description||OBIS is the world’s premier open access, online data system on the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine species. At present, more than 20 OBIS nodes around the world publishing data. Collectively, they have provided over 47 million observations of nearly 120,000 marine species, from bacteria to whales, from the surface to 10,900 m depth, and from the tropics to the poles. The datasets are integrated and allow search and mapping by species name or any higher taxonomic level, geographic area, depth, time and environmental parameters. OBIS provides a powerful platform through which to share and archive relevant historical observations. MBON will encourage publication of data through OBIS and its continued development.|
|Milestones and/or Deliverables|
|Link with other activities||This activity will be connected with the work of the EBV Data TF.|
3. Developing EBVs
|Lead||Mark Costello and GOOS representative|
|Development approach||Capacity Building, Monitoring Protocol Design, Data Collection, Modelling, Assessments and Policy Support|
|Description||MBON will follow guidelines of the Framework for Ocean Observing (FOO), working with GOOS to develop a common framework for biodiversity and biological EOVs. The GOOS Bio-Eco panel has identified EOVs for ocean biology based on a Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response process that include the societal and scientific requirements of national programs, international treaties, and the scientific community. MBON facilitates the development of a common framework for EBV and EOV, informing GOOS on the integration of marine biodiversity observations within environmental variables. Working within this framework facilitates adoption of the biodiversity EOVs in existing international ocean observing systems and regional alliances that constitute GOOS. In developing the network, MBON also recognizes the important linkages between coastal habitats and the deep ocean as an environmental continuum within which many different species live, migrate, and reproduce. Therefore, the MBON network will link communities, including for example the GEO-Wetlands initiative, with the marine community. EBVs of interest include changes from the coast to deep-sea in the abundance of living resources, species of ecological and conservation importance, invasive species, in ecosystem structure (cover of particular species and habitat) and ecosystem function (i.e., the relationship between marine species and habitat), and the relationship and value of these variables to humans.|
|Milestones and/or Deliverables||Draft marine EBV||Demonstration of mEBV|
|Link with other activities||This activity will be linked with the work of the EBV Framework TF, and with the relevant activities of the EBV Working Groups.|
In addition, the MBON, via the co-chairs, will remain active in:
1. Fostering the development of international and thematic MBON. In particular, MBON co-chairs and other members will actively contact potential new participants in MBON and promote the MBON vision at scientific meetings and otherwise through their community.
2. Research to support MBON. The MBON members are primarily from the marine research community. The SC Co-Chairs will encourage members to conduct research that contributes to the design, implementation and analysis of marine biodiversity data. Examples of resources produced by members include the Global Marine Environmental Datasets (GMED) and Ecological Marine Units (EMU), a 3D classification of the oceans. MBON participants are also engaged in research and product development that supports the implementation of MBON. This includes the development of EBVs, EOVs, field and laboratory methods, and delivery of data, publications
and related products. BON in a Box will be used to disseminate such material and facilitate the integration of regional knowledge and observations. The SC will provide endorsement of research funding proposals that will contribute and commit to report progress to MBON. This will support research applications for national funding in countries that are GEO members.
Boss, E., et al. 2018. Beyond chlorophyll fluorescence: The time is right to expand biological measurements in ocean observing programs. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. doi.org/10.1002/lob.10243.
Goodwin, Kelly Dee, Frank Edgar Muller-Karger, Anni Djurhuus , Lisa Zeigler Allen, Andrew E. Allen, John P. McCrow, and Gabrielle Canonico Hyde. 2018 (in press). Chapter 32. Molecular Approaches for an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. In: World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol. III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts. 2nd Edition. Charles Sheppard (editor).
Muller-Karger, Frank E, Patricia Miloslavich, Nicholas J. Bax, Samantha Simmons, Mark J. Costello, Pinto I. Sousa, Gabrielle Canonico, Woody Turner, Michael Gill, Enrique Montes, Benjamin D. Best, Jay Pearlman, Patrick Halpin, Daniel Dunn, Abigail Benson, Corinne S. Martin, Lauren V. Weatherdon, Ward Appeltans, Pieter Provoost, Eduardo Klein, Christopher R. Kelble, Robert J. Miller, Francisco P. Chavez, Katrin Iken, Sanae Chiba, David Obura, Laetitia M. Navarro, Henrique M. Pereira, Valerie Allain, Sonia Batten, Lisandro Benedetti-Checchi, J E. Duffy, Raphael M. Kudela, Lisa-Maria Rebelo, Yunne Shin, and Gary Geller. “Advancing Marine Biological Observations and Data Requirements of the Complementary Essential Ocean Variables (eovs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (ebvs) Frameworks.” Frontiers in Marine Science. 5 (2018). Print. Download as PDF | doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00211
Miloslavich P, NJ Bax, SE Simmons, E Klein, W Appeltans, O Aburto-Oropeza, Andersen Garcia M, et al. 2018. “Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes”. Global Change Biology. Download as PDF | doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14108
Evaluation of marine zooplankton community structure through environmental DNA metabarcoding. 2018. Researchers found that all dominant copepod taxa (> 5% of total abundance) were detected with eDNA, T‐DNA, and morphological assessments, demonstrating that eDNA metabarcoding is a promising technique for future biodiversity assessments of pelagic zooplankton in marine systems. Djurhuus, Anni, K. Pitz, N.A. Sawaya, J. Rojas-Márquez, B. Michaud, E. Montes, F. Muller-Karger, and M. Breitbart. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 209-264, April 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10237
Satellite Sensor Requirements for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables of Coastal Ecosystems. 2018. Current and planned satellites are not designed to observe the EBVs that change rapidly. This article outlines the technical specifications for a new generation of satellite sensors to collect data necessary for observing EBVs. Muller-Karger, Frank E., E. Hestir, C. Ade, K. Turpie, D. Roberts, D. Siegel, R.J. Miller, D. Humm, N. Izenberg, M. Keller, F. Morgan, R. Frouin, A.G. Dekker, R. Gardner, J. Goodman, B. Schaeffer, B. Franz, N. Pahlevan, A.G. Mannino, J.A. Concha, S.G. Ackleson, K.Cavanaugh, A. Romanou, M. Tzortziou, E. Boss, R. Pavlick, A.Freeman, C.S. Rousseaux, J. Dunne, M.C. Long, E. Klein, G.A. McKinley, J. Goes, R. Letelier, M. Kavanaugh, M. Roffer, A. Bracher, K.R. Arrigo, H. Dierssen, X. Zhang, F.W. Davis, B. Best, R. Guralnick, J. Moisan, H.M. Sosik, R. Kudela, C.B. Mouw, A. Barnard, S. Palacios, C. Roesler, E.G. Drakou, W. Appeltans, W. Jetz. Ecological Applications. Ecological Society of America. Vol. 28, Issue 3, April 2018, Pages 749-760. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1682
Enabling efficient, large-scale high-spatial resolution wetland mapping using satellites. New semi-automated wetland-mapping method enables coastal managers to generate high-resolution thematic maps more frequently, and better monitor ﬁne-scale change over shorter periods. McCarthy, M.J., K.R. Radabaugh, R.P. Moyer, F.E. Muller-Karger. 2018. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 208, April 2018, Pages 189–201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.021
Impacts of 40 years of land cover change on water quality in Tampa Bay, Florida. 2018. Changes in land cover in the Tampa Bay watershed, precipitation and wind observations were examined to understand causes of long-term changes in turbidity and chlorophyll concentration. McCarthy, M.J., F.E. Muller-Karger, D. Otis, and P. Mendez-Lazaro. Cogent Geoscience, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/23312041.2017.1422956
Water quality drivers in 11 Gulf of Mexico estuaries. 2018. Fifteen years of satellite-derived turbidity data for 11 GoM estuaries revealed statistically significant relationships with several environmental variables. McCarthy, M.J., D. Otis, and P. Mendez-Lazaro, and F.E. Muller-Karger. Remote Sensing. Special Issue “Remote Sensing of Water Quality”. Vol 10(2), 255. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/2/255/html
Thirty-three years of ocean benthic warming along the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf and Slope: Patterns, drivers, and ecological consequences. 2017. Kavanaugh, M. T., Rheuban, J. E., Luis, K. M. A., & Doney, S. C. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012953
Implications of future northwest Atlantic bottom temperatures on the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery. 2017. Rheuban, J. E., Kavanaugh, M. T., & Doney, S. C., Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012949
Evaluation of Filtration and DNA Extraction Methods for Environmental DNA Biodiversity Assessments across Multiple Trophic Levels. 2017. Anni Djurhuus, Jesse Port, Collin J. Closek, Kevan M. Yamahara, Ofelia Romero-Maraccini, Kristine R. Walz, Dawn B. Goldsmith, Reiko Michisaki, Mya Breitbart , Alexandria B. Boehm, and Francisco P. Chavez. Frontiers in Marine Science Methods. Oct. Vol. 4 | Article 314. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00314
Peer-Reviewed Publications: US Sanctuaries MBON Demonstration
A list of publications produced by the US Sanctuaries MBON project is provided below:
- Andruszkiewicz, E. A., H. A. Starks, F. P. Chavez, L. M. Sassoubre, B. A. Block, and A. B. Boehm. 2017. Biomonitoring of marine vertebrates in Monterey Bay using eDNA metabarcoding. PLoS ONE 12:e0176343. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176343
- Bax, Nicholas J, Ward Appletans, Russell Brainard, J. Emmett Duffy, Piers Dunstan, Quentin Hanich, Harriet Harden Davies, Jeremy Hills, Patricia Miloslavich, Frank Edgar Muller-Karger, Samantha Simmons, O. Aburto-Oropeza, Sonia Batten, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, David Checkley, Sanae Chiba, Albert Fischer, Melissa Andersen Garcia, John Gunn, Eduardo Klein, Raphael M Kudela, Francis Marsac, David Obura, Yunne-Jai Shin, Bernadette Sloyan, Toste Tanhua, and John Wilkin. 2018. Linking capacity development to monitoring networks to achieve sustained ocean observation. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Ocean Observation. Perspective. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00346.
- Benson, Abigail, Cassandra Brooks, Gabrielle Canonico, J. Emmett Duffy, Frank Edgar Muller-Karger, Heidi M. Sosik, Patricia Miloslavich, Eduardo Klein. 2018. Integrated observations and informatics improve understanding of changing marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Ocean Observation. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00428.
- Biller, S.J., L.D. McDaniel, M. Breitbart, E. Rogers, J.H. Paul, S.W. Chisholm (2017). Membrane vesicles in seawater: heterogeneous DNA content and implications for viral abundance estimates. ISME Journal. 11: 394-404.
- Boss, E., et al. 2018. Beyond chlorophyll fluorescence: The time is right to expand biological measurements in ocean observing programs. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. DOI: – 10.1002/lob.10243.
- Djurhuus, Anni, Kathleen Pitz, Natalie A. Sawaya, Jaimie Rojas-Márquez, Brianna Michaud, Enrique Montes, Frank Muller-Karger, and Mya Breitbart. 2018. Evaluation of marine zooplankton community structure through environmental DNA metabarcoding. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10.1002/lom3.10237
- Djurhuus, Anni, J. Port, C. J. Closek, K. M. Yamahara, O. Romero-Maraccini, K.R. Walz, D. B. Goldsmith, R. Michisaki, M. Breitbart, A. B. Boehm, F. P. Chavez. 2017. Evaluation of filtration and DNA extraction methods for environmental DNA biodiversity assessments across multiple trophic levels. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 314. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00314
- Goodwin, Kelly Dee, Frank Edgar Muller-Karger, Anni Djurhuus , Lisa Zeigler Allen, Andrew E. Allen, John P. McCrow, and Gabrielle Canonico Hyde. 2018 (in press). Chapter 32. Molecular Approaches for an Operational Marine Biodiversity Observation Network. In: World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol. III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts. 2nd Edition. Charles Sheppard (editor).
- Goodwin, K.D., F.E. Muller-Karger, G. Canonico. Integrating marine omics into the marine biodiversity observation network (MBON) in support of the U.N. sustainable development goals (SDG) and agenda 2030. Proceedings of TDWG 1: e2052, doi: 10.3897/tdwgproceedings.1.20521 (2017).
- Jetz, Walter, Melodie A. McGeoch, Robert Guralnick, Simon Ferrier, Jan Beck, Mark J. Costello, Miguel Fernandez, Gary N. Geller, Petr Keil, Cory Merow, Carsten Meyer, Frank E. Muller-Karger, Henrique M. Pereira, Eugenie C. Regan, Dirk S. Schmeller, Eren Turak. 2019 (in press). Essential information for mapping and monitoring of species populations for policy, management, and education. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
- Kelly RP, Closek CJ, O’Donnell JL, Kralj JE, Shelton AO and Samhouri JF. 2017. Genetic and Manual Survey Methods Yield Different and Complementary Views of an Ecosystem. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:283. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00283
- Kavanaugh, M.T., Oliver, M., Chavez, F., Letelier, R.M., Muller Karger, F. and Doney, S.C. 2016. Quo Vadimus: Seascapes as a new vernacular for ocean monitoring, management and conservation. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73 (7), 1839-1850
- Kavanaugh, M.T., Church, M.E, Davis, C.O., Karl, D.M., Letelier, R.M. and S.C. Doney.2018. ALOHA from the Edge: Reconciling three decades of in situ Eulerian observations and geographic variability in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Frontiers of Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00130.
- Kavanaugh, M. T., Rheuban, J. E., Luis, K. M. A., & Doney, S. C. 2017. Thirty-three years of ocean benthic warming along the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf and Slope: Patterns, drivers, and ecological consequences. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012953
- Mackey, K.M., Kavanaugh, M.T. Chen, Y., Liu, F., Glover, D., Paytan, A. Atmospheric and fluvial nutrients fuel harmful algal blooms in the East China Sea. 2017. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:2. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00002
- Miloslavich, Patricia; S. Seeyave, E. Ali, N. Bax, C. Delgado, H. Evers-King, B. Loveday, V. Lutz, F. Muller-Karger, J. Newton, A. C. Peralta Brichtova, E. Urban, G. Nolan, C. Traeger-Chatterjee. 2018. Challenges for global ocean observation: the need for increased human capacity. Journal of Operational Oceanography. DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2018.1526463
- Miloslavich, Patricia; Bax, Nic; Simmons, Samantha; Klein, Eduardo; Appeltans, Ward; Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio; Anderson-García, Melissa; Batten, Sonia; Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro; Checkley, Dave; Chiba, Sanae; Duffy, Emmett; Dunn, Daniel; Fischer, Albert; Gunn, John; Kudela, Raphael; Marsac, Francis; Muller-Karger, Frank; Obura, David; and Shin, Yunne-Jai. 2018. Essential Ocean Variables for sustained observations of marine biodiversity and ecosystems. Global Change Biology. Volume 24, Issue 6. Pages 2416-2433. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14108.
- Muller-Karger, Frank E., Joseph P. Smith, Sandra Werner, Robert Chen, Mitchell Roffer, Yanyun Liu, Barbara Muhling, David Lindo-Atichati, John Lamkin, Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, and David B. Enfield. 2015. Natural Variability of Surface Oceanographic Conditions in the Offshore Gulf of Mexico. Progress in Oceanography. 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.007.
- Muller-Karger, Frank E., Patricia Miloslavich, Nicholas Bax, Samantha Simmons, Mark J. Costello, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Gabrielle Canonico, Woody Turner, Michael Gill, Enrique Montes, Ben Best, Jay Pearlman, Patrick Halpin, Daniel Dunn, Abigail Benson, Corinne S. Martin, Lauren V. Weatherdon, Ward Appeltans, Pieter Provoost, Eduardo Klein, Chris Kelble, Robert J. Miller, Francisco Chavez, Katrin Iken, Sanae Chiba, David Obura, Laetitia M. Navarro, Henrique M. Pereira, Valerie Allain, Sonia Batten, Lisandro Benedetti-Checchi, J. Emmett Duffy, Raphael Kudela, Lisa-Maria Rebelo, Yunne Shin, Gary Geller. 2018. Advancing Marine Biological Observations and Data Requirements of the Complementary Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) Frameworks. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00211
- Muller-Karger, Frank E., Yrene M. Astor, Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson, Kristen N. Buck, Kent A. Fanning, Laura Lorenzoni, Enrique Montes, Digna T. Rueda-Roa, Mary I. Scranton, Eric Tappa, Gordon T. Taylor, Robert C. Thunell, Luis Troccoli, and Ramon Varela. 2018. The Scientific Legacy of the CARIACO Ocean Time-Series Program. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2019. 11. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-010318-095150.
- Muller-Karger, Frank E., Erin Hestir, Christiana Ade, Kevin Turpie, Dar Roberts, David Siegel, Robert J. Miller, David Humm, Noam Izenberg, Mary Keller, Frank Morgan, Robert Frouin, Arnold G. Dekker, Royal Gardner, James Goodman, Blake Schaeffer, Bryan Franz, Nima Pahlevan, Antonio G. Mannino, Javier A. Concha, Steven G. Ackleson, Kyle Cavanaugh, Anastasia Romanou, Maria Tzortziou, Emmanuel Boss, Ryan Pavlick, Anthony Freeman, Cecile S. Rousseaux, John Dunne, Matthew C. Long, Eduardo Klein, Galen A. McKinley, Joachim Goes, Ricardo Letelier, Maria Kavanaugh, Mitchell Roffer, Astrid Bracher, Kevin R. Arrigo, Heidi Dierssen, Xiaodong Zhang, Frank W. Davis, Ben Best, Robert Guralnick, John Moisan, Heidi M. Sosik, Raphael Kudela, Colleen B. Mouw, Andrew Barnard, Sherry Palacios, Collin Roesler, Evangelia G. Drakou, Ward Appeltans, Walter Jetz. 2018. Satellite Sensor Requirements for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables of Coastal Ecosystems. Ecological Applications. Ecological Society of America. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1682.
- Muller-Karger, F.E., Rueda-Roa, D., Chavez, F.P., Kavanaugh, M.T. and Roffer, M.A., 2017. Megaregions among the large marine ecosystems of the Americas. 2017. Environmental Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2017.01.005.
- Muller-Karger, F.E., M.T. Kavanaugh, E. Montes, W.M. Balch, M. Breitbart, F.P. Chavez, S.C. Doney, E.M. Johns, R.M. Letelier, M.W. Lomas, H.M. Sosik, and A.E. White. 2014. A framework for a marine biodiversity observing network within changing continental shelf seascapes. Oceanography 27(2):18–23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.56.
- Navarro, Laetitia, Sheila Vergara, Haigen Xu, Mark Costello, Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba, Emily Nicholson, Miss HyeJin Kim, Carlos Guerra, Petteri Vihervaara, Robert Guralnick, Eren Turak, Ilse Geijzendorffer, Maria Cecilia Londoño, Gary Geller, Simon Ferrier, Walter Jetz, Tetsukazu Yahara, Andrew Skidmore, Ghada El Serafy, Melodie McGeoch, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Aurelie Delavaud, Daniel Kissling, Mike Gill, Patricia Balvanera, Nathalie Pettorelli, Eun-Shik Kim, Jeanne Nel, Néstor Fernández, Frank Muller-Karger, Corinne Martin, Henrique M. Pereira, Michael E. Schaepman. 2018. Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. (29):1580169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.005
- Rheuban, J. E., Kavanaugh, M. T., & Doney, S. C. 2017.Implications of future northwest Atlantic bottom temperatures on the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012949
- Santora, J.A., E.L. Hazen, I.D. Schroeder, S.J. Bograd, K.M. Sakuma, J.C. Field, 2017. Impacts of ocean climate variability on biodiversity of pelagic forage species in an upwelling system. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 580: 205-220. DOI: 10.3354/meps12278.
- Sassoubre, L. M., K. M. Yamahara, L. Gardner, B. Block, A. B. Boehm. 2016. Environmental DNA (eDNA) shedding and decay rates of three marine fish. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(19), 10456-10464
- Sawaya, Natalie A., Anni Djurhuus, Collin J. Closek, Megan Hepner, Emily Olesin, Lindsey Visser, Christopher Kelble, Katherine Hubbard, Mya Breitbart. Assessing Eukaryotic Biodiversity in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Through Environmental DNA Metabarcoding. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4742
- Sayre, Roger, Suzanne Noble, Sharon Hamann, Rebecca Smith, Dawn Wright, Sean Breyer, Kevin Butler, Keith Van Graafeiland, Charlie Frye, Deniz Karagulle, Dabney Hopkins, Drew Stephens, Kevin Kelly, Zeenatul Basher, Devon Burton, Jill Cress, Karina Atkins, D. Paco Van Sistine, Beverly Friesen, Rebecca Allee, Tom Allen, Peter Aniello, Irawan Asaad, Mark John Costello, Kathy Goodin, Peter Harris, Maria Kavanaugh, Helen Lillis, Eleonora Manca, Frank Muller-Karger, Bjorn Nyberg, Rost Parsons, Justin Saarinen, Jac Steiner & Adam Reed. 2018. A new 30 meter resolution global shoreline vector and associated global islands database for the development of standardized ecological coastal units, Journal of Operational Oceanography, DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2018.1529714.
- Sayre, R. , D. J. Wright, S. P. Breyer, K. A. Butler, K. Van Graafeiland, M. J. Costello, P. T. Harris, K. L. Goodin, J. M. Guinotte, Z. Basher, M. T. Kavanaugh, P. N. Halpin, M. E. Monaco, N. A. Cressie, P. Aniello, C. E. Frye, and D. Stephens. A three-dimensional mapping of the ocean based on environmental data. In press. Oceanography
- Schroeder, I.D. , J.A. Santora, S.J. Bograd, E.L. Hazen, K.M. Sakuma, A.M. Moore, C.A. Edwards, B.K. Wells, J.C. Field, 2018. Source water variability as a driver of rockfish recruitment in the California Current Ecosystem: implications for climate change and fisheries management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0480.
- Symonds, E., C. Sinigalliano, M. Gidley, W. Ahmed, S.M. McQuaig-Ulrich, M. Breitbart. 2016. Fecal pollution along the southeastern coast of Florida and insight into the use of pepper mild mottle virus as an indicator. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 121: 1469-1481.
Interaction with biology and biogeochemistry infrastructures and consortia
MBON is linked to the NASA projects: