Topical Collection "Proceedings of Experts on Aquatic Life (PEAL)"

Editors

Prof. Dr. Wonchoel Lee
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Department of Life Science, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: taxonomy; Copepoda; Harpacticoida; Foraminifera; jellyfishes; meiofauna; zooplankton; marine diversity
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Dr. Bum Soo Park
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Guest Editor
KIOST (Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology), Busan, Korea
Interests: phytoplankton; microbial ecology; molecular ecology
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Topical Collection Information

MEAL (Meeting of Experts on Aquatic Life: https://wlee11.wixsite.com/meal) is an online scientific meeting platform for researchers on aquatic organisms: from microbes and fungi to plants and animals. MEAL was established in June 2020 in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and aims to continue scientific activities, and communications among the experts on aquatic organisms. It has one regular online meeting in a year. The first MEAL is served on November 11, 2020 through an online format. PEAL is the proceedings of MEAL, and will sound every year in Diversity. The scope of MEAL is broad, and all studies on taxonomy, ecology, and biodiversity of aquatic organisms including benthos, plankton, and nekton are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Wonchoel Lee
Dr. Bum Soo Park
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • taxonomy
  • ecology
  • marine
  • freshwater
  • meiofauna
  • macrofauna
  • plankton
  • algae
  • invertebrate
  • vertebrate

Published Papers (2 papers)

2020

Communication
Effects of Temperature and pH on the Egg Production and Hatching Success of a Common Korean Copepod
Diversity 2020, 12(10), 372; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12100372 - 26 Sep 2020
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The recent accelerated ocean acidification and global warming caused by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide may have an impact on the physiology and ecology of marine animals. This study was conducted to determine the egg production rate (EPR) and hatching success (EHS) of Acartia [...] Read more.
The recent accelerated ocean acidification and global warming caused by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide may have an impact on the physiology and ecology of marine animals. This study was conducted to determine the egg production rate (EPR) and hatching success (EHS) of Acartia ohtsukai in response to the combined effects of an increase in temperature and a lower pH. Acartiaohtsukai with fresh surface seawater were collected in the northwestern Yeoja Bay of Korea in September 2017. The temperature and pH conditions applied included two different pH levels (representing the present: 7.9 and the future: 7.6) and three temperature values (26 °C, 28 °C, and 30 °C). In the pH 7.9, EPR significantly increased with increased temperature, but in pH 7.6, it significantly decreased as the temperature increased. EHS was lower in pH 7.6 than in pH 7.9. These results suggest that changes in the marine environment due to global warming and ocean acidification may affect Acartia populations and cause overall fluctuations in copepods of the genus Acartia. Full article
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Dasybranchus geojedoensis sp. nov. (Annelida: Capitellidae), a New Capitellid Species from Southern Korea
Diversity 2020, 12(8), 290; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12080290 - 24 Jul 2020
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Dasybranchusgeojedoensis sp. nov., obtained from the soft sublittoral bottom in southern Korea, is described as a new species. This new species of Dasybranchus is easily distinguishable from its congeners by the protruded parapodial lobes in the final few thoracic chaetigers. Dasybranchus geojedoensis [...] Read more.
Dasybranchusgeojedoensis sp. nov., obtained from the soft sublittoral bottom in southern Korea, is described as a new species. This new species of Dasybranchus is easily distinguishable from its congeners by the protruded parapodial lobes in the final few thoracic chaetigers. Dasybranchus geojedoensis sp. nov. closely resembles D. bipartitus (Schmarda, 1861) in number and position of abdominal branchiae but differs in position of genital pores and lateral organs, range of thoracic tessellated chaetigers, and denticulation of the abdominal hooks. The partial mtCOI gene sequences of the new Korean species were significantly distinct from those of undescribed species of Dasybranchus from Australia. In this study, a key for known species of Dasybranchus is also provided. Full article
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