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Auteur Ben Lamine, Y.; Pringault, O.; Aissi, M.; Ensibi, C.; Mahmoudi, E.; Daly Yahia Kefi, O.; Daly Yahia, M.N.
Titre Environmental controlling factors of copepod communities in the Gulf of Tunis (south western Mediterranean Sea) Type Article scientifique
Année 2015 Publication Revue Abrégée Cahiers de Biologie Marine
Volume 56 Numéro 3 Pages 213-229
Mots-Clés Competition; Copepod diversity; multivariate analysis; Salinity; Temperature; Top-down control
Résumé The copepod community structure and the distribution of the main groups of zooplankton were studied along an inshore-offshore gradient in the Gulf of Tunis during the rainy and dry seasons of 2007-2008. Hydrological parameters were also measured to assess the potential role of abiotic and biotic factors in the distribution of copepod species. The copepod community in the Gulf of Tunis comprises 86 species dominated by Paracalanus parvus, Clausocalanus lividus, Centropages kroyeri and Acartia clausi. Time had a greater influence than space (horizontal and vertical gradients) in shaping the copepod community structure with a significant influence of the seasons; winter (cold and rainy) resulted in hydrological conditions that were strongly different from those observed in summer (warm and dry). These hydrological differences were concomitant with changes in the community structure, with a high copepod diversity observed in winter while the summer period was characterized by a low specific richness and the dominance of a few species, Centropages kroyeri and Paracalanus parvus along the inshore-offshore gradient and Paracalanus aculeatus along the vertical. Canonical correspondence analysis showed that temperature, salinity and to a lesser extent chlorophyll a were the most important environmental factors structuring the copepod community. Interestingly, temperature and salinity showed a negative significant correlation with copepod specific richness. Competition with grazers (cladoceran) as well as top down control by predators (chaetognaths and siphonophors) were also identified as key factors for the copepod community structure.
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Auteur Chevrinais, M.; Jacquet, C.; Cloutier, R.
Titre Early establishment of vertebrate trophic interactions: Food web structure in Middle to Late Devonian fish assemblages with exceptional fossilization Type Article scientifique
Année 2017 Publication Revue Abrégée Bull. Geosci.
Volume 92 Numéro 4 Pages 491-510
Mots-Clés north-america; bottom-up; body-size; predator; top-down; bottom-up control; coordinated stasis; Devonian; digestive contents; ecomorphology; escuminac formation; foraging ecology; fossil fish; fossil record; pahteoecology; prey size relationships; top-down control
Résumé In past and present ecosystems, trophic interactions determine material and energy transfers among species, regulating population dynamics and community stability. Food web studies in past ecosystems are helpful to assess the persistence of ecosystem structure throughout geological times and to explore the existence of general principles of food web assembly. We determined and compared the trophic structure of two Devonian fish assemblages [(1) the Escuminac assemblage (ca. 380 Ma), Miguasha, eastern Canada and (2) the Lode assemblage (ca. 390 Ma), Straupe, Latvia] with a closer look at the Escuminac assemblage. Both localities are representative of Middle to Late Devonian aquatic vertebrate assemblages in terms of taxonomic richness (ca. 20 species), phylogenetic diversity (all major groups of lower vertebrates) and palaeoenvironment (palaeoestuaries). Fossil food web structures were assessed using different kinds of direct (i.e. digestive contents and bite marks in fossils) and indirect (e.g. ecomoiphological measurements, stratigraphic species co-occurrences) indicators. First, the relationships between predator and prey body size established for the Escuminac fishes are comparable to those of recent aquatic ecosystems, highlighting a consistency of aquatic food web structure across geological time. Second, non-metric dimensional scaling on ecomorphological variables and cluster analysis showed a common pattern of functional groups for both fish assemblages; top predators, predators, primary and secondary consumers were identified. We conclude that Devonian communities were organized in multiple trophic levels and that size-based feeding interactions were established early in vertebrate history.
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Auteur Queiros, Q.; Fromentin, J.-M.; Astruc, G.; Bauer, R.K.; Saraux, C.
Titre Dolphin predation pressure on pelagic and demersal fish in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea Type Article scientifique
Année 2018 Publication Revue Abrégée Mar. Ecol.-Prog. Ser.
Volume 603 Numéro Pages 13-27
Mots-Clés Anchovy; artisanal fisheries; bottle-nosed dolphins; Bottlenose dolphin; cetaceans reveals; delphinus-delphis; European hake; Gulf of Lions; longline fisheries; marine ecosystem; Predation pressure; Sardine; stenella-coeruleoalba; Striped dolphin; striped-dolphin; Top-down effect; trophic cascades; tursiops-truncatus
Résumé Sardine Sardina pilchardus, anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus and European hake Merluccius merluccius represent a significant part of the commercial landings in the Gulf of Lions (northwestern Mediterranean Sea). However, their stocks have shown severe declines during the last decades due to fishing pressure and/or environmental changes. The aim of this study was to estimate the current predation pressure of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus and striped dolphins Stenella coeruleoalba – which are abundant in the area-on sardine, anchovy and hake. To do so, we developed an original approach based on several data sets and models (aerial surveys, stomach contents, allometric and stock assessment models) and Monte Carlo simulations to incorporate various sources of uncertainty due to data limitations. Despite the uncertainties, the results showed that dolphin predation pressure on sardine and anchovy was extremely low in the Gulf of Lions (all simulations <0.5 % of the available stock), indicating little impact of dolphins on those populations. However, significant predation pressure on hake (median value: 23 %) was detected, a value which might have doubled in the last 30 yr because of hake overfishing. Overexploitation has thus reinforced the natural mortality of hake due to dolphin predation, but this predation pressure remains 2 to 3 times lower than that exerted by fisheries.
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Auteur Reynolds, P.L.; Stachowicz, J.J.; Hovel, K.; Bostrom, C.; Boyer, K.; Cusson, M.; Eklof, J.S.; Engel, F.G.; Engelen, A.H.; Eriksson, B.K.; Fodrie, F.J.; Griffin, J.N.; Hereu, C.M.; Hori, M.; Hanley, T.C.; Ivanov, M.; Jorgensen, P.; Kruschel, C.; Lee, K.-S.; McGlathery, K.; Moksnes, P.-O.; Nakaoka, M.; O'Connor, M.I.; O'Connor, N.E.; Orth, R.J.; Rossi, F.; Ruesink, J.; Sotka, E.E.; Thormar, J.; Tomas, F.; Unsworth, R.K.F.; Whalen, M.A.; Duffy, J.E.
Titre Latitude, temperature, and habitat complexity predict predation pressure in eelgrass beds across the Northern Hemisphere Type Article scientifique
Année 2018 Publication Revue Abrégée Ecology
Volume 99 Numéro 1 Pages 29-35
Mots-Clés patterns; communities; diversity; ecosystems; temperature; seagrasses; eutrophication; predation; biogeography; prey; top-down control; enrichment; latitude; mesograzer; seagrass; species interactions; water temperature; Zostera
Résumé Latitudinal gradients in species interactions are widely cited as potential causes or consequences of global patterns of biodiversity. However, mechanistic studies documenting changes in interactions across broad geographic ranges are limited. We surveyed predation intensity on common prey (live amphipods and gastropods) in communities of eelgrass (Zostera marina) at 48 sites across its Northern Hemisphere range, encompassing over 37 degrees of latitude and four continental coastlines. Predation on amphipods declined with latitude on all coasts but declined more strongly along western ocean margins where temperature gradients are steeper. Whereas insitu water temperature at the time of the experiments was uncorrelated with predation, mean annual temperature strongly positively predicted predation, suggesting a more complex mechanism than simply increased metabolic activity at the time of predation. This large-scale biogeographic pattern was modified by local habitat characteristics; predation declined with higher shoot density both among and within sites. Predation rates on gastropods, by contrast, were uniformly low and varied little among sites. The high replication and geographic extent of our study not only provides additional evidence to support biogeographic variation in predation intensity, but also insight into the mechanisms that relate temperature and biogeographic gradients in species interactions.
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Auteur Saraux, C.; Van Beveren, E.; Brosset, P.; Queiros, Q.; Bourdeix, J.-H.; Dutto, G.; Gasset, E.; Jac, C.; Bonhommeau, S.; Fromentin, J.-M.
Titre Small pelagic fish dynamics: A review of mechanisms in the Gulf of Lions Type Article scientifique
Année 2019 Publication Revue Abrégée Deep-Sea Res. Part II-Top. Stud. Oceanogr.
Volume 159 Numéro Pages 52-61
Mots-Clés Population dynamics; Zooplankton; anchovy; fisheries; history; forage fish; nw mediterranean sea; el-nino; fluctuations; body condition; Bottom-up; Disease; Exploited species; Top-down; sardine sardinops-sagax; southern benguela
Résumé Around 2008, an ecosystem shift occurred in the Gulf of Lions, highlighted by considerable changes in biomass and fish mean weight of its two main small pelagic fish stocks (European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus; European sardine, Sardina pilchardus). Surprisingly these changes did not appear to be mediated by a decrease in fish recruitment rates (which remained high) or by a high fishing pressure (exploitation rates being extremely low). Here, we review the current knowledge on the population's dynamics and its potential causes. We used an integrative ecosystem approach exploring alternative hypotheses, ranging from bottom-up to top-down control, not forgetting epizootic diseases. First, the study of multiple population characteristics highlighted a decrease in body condition for both species as well as an important decrease in size resulting from both a slower growth and a progressive disappearance of older sardines. Interestingly, older sardines were more affected by the decrease in condition than younger ones, another sign of an unbalanced population structure. While top-down control by bluefin tuna or dolphins, emigration and disease were mostly discarded as important drivers, bottom-up control mediated by potential changes in the plankton community appeared to play an important role via a decrease in fish energy income and hence growth, condition and size. Isotopic and stomach content analyses indicated a dietary shift pre- and post-2008 and modeled mesozooplankton abundance was directly linked to fish condition. Despite low energy reserves from 2008 onwards, sardines and anchovies maintained if not increased their reproductive investment, likely altering the life-history trade-off between reproduction and survival and resulting in higher natural mortality. The current worrying situation might thus have resulted from changes in plankton availability/diversity, which remains to be thoroughly investigated together with fish phenotypic plasticity.
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