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Professor Miles Lamare

Kaiawhina – Māori Student Support Liaison

Contact detailsMilesLamare

Office 310 Castle Street, room 103
Tel +64 3 479 7463
Mob +64 21 279 7463
Email miles.lamare@otago.ac.nz

Academic qualifications

BSc(Hons), PhD(Otago)

Research interests

I have research interests in marine ecology, population biology, marine invertebrate biology, and the ecology and physiology of marine invertebrate larval stages. My expertise is in marine ecology, ecophysiology and population biology of marine taxa. I apply this knowledge in extensive research on the response of marine species to climate change, with international collaborations addressing important issues such polar species responses to warming, coral reef decline, species range shifts and adaptative potential in marine species.

Courses

  • MARI 112 Marine Biology: The Living Ocean
  • MARI 202 Ecology and Biology of Marine Invertebrates
  • MARI 301 Marine Ecology and Ecosystems
  • MARI 401 Advanced Methods in Marine Science
  • MARI 431 Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science

Current and recent research projects

  • 2019–2026
    Principle Investigator – Antarctic Science Platform: Ross Sea Ecosystem Dynamics (2019-2025): Responses of the Ross Sea Region ecosystem to 2°C of warming. (MBIE funded)
  • 2021–2022
    Associate Investigator – How vulnerable are Antarctica’s coasts to colonisation (Marsden funded)
  • 2018–2022
    Associate Investigator – Understanding the cellular and molecular drivers governing a unique whole body regeneration phenomenon in a chordate model (Marsden funded)
  • 2021–2022
    Principle Investigator – University of Otago Research Grant: Sentinels of change: biodiversity and biosecurity monitoring using environmental DNA from natural samplers (University of Otago funded)
  • 2016–2018
    Transgenerational plasticity (TGP) in polar marine invertebrates as a mechanism of adapting to a warmer more acidic coastal Antarctic (New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute funded)
  • 2018
    International collaborator – Effects of ocean acidification and warming on sea urchin development. In collaboration with Associate Professor Sam Dupont, University of Gothenburg. Funded by the Royal Society of Sweden

Postgraduate students

  • Paulo F Lagos, PhD: Investigating the response of the krill Nyctiphanes australis (Euphausiacea) to stress caused by environmental change: a dynamic energy budget approach.
  • Uru-Manuka Williams, MSc: The effects of sedimentation on the physiology of NZ living Brachiopods.
  • Tom Massué, MSc: Effect of temperature rise (+2°C and +4°C) on a benthic assemblage community in New Zealand marine shallows: an in-situ approach.
  • Scott Roche-Dick, MSc: Transgenerational adaptation to ocean warming and marine heat waves in the Antarctic Sea Star, Odontaster validus.
  • Frances Perry, MSc: Will New Zealand kelp associated invertebrates survive in a warmer Antarctica.
  • Georgia Taylor, MSc: Arm generation in the brittle star under changing temperatures.
  • Roberta Noon, MSc: Physiological acclimation of the Antarctica sea star to climate change.
  • Jessica Moffitt, PhD: Temperate and polar marine communities’ responses to ocean warming: An assessment using in situ environmental manipulations.
  • Pamelo Olmedo Rojas, PhD: Environmental drivers of evolution for Antarctic terrestrial organisms.
  • Rebecca Clarke, PhD: A whole new body in only 8 days.
  • Scott Lockwood, PhD: Modelling the marine methane paradox under phytoplankton bloom conditions.

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Publications

Lagos, P. F., Curtsdotter, A., Agüera, A., Sabadel, A. J. M., Burritt, D., & Lamare, M. (2022). Modelling the effects of food limitation and temperature on the growth and reproduction of the krill Nyctiphanes australis. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107785

Lagos, P. F., Curtsdotter, A., Agüera, A., Sabadel, A. J. M., Burritt, D. J., & Lamare, M. D. (2022). Fast changes in the bioenergetic balance of krill in response to environmental stress. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 782524. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.782524

Byrne, M., Gall, M. L., Campbell, H., Lamare, M. D., & Holmes, S. P. (2022). Staying in place and moving in space: Contrasting larval thermal sensitivity explains distributional changes of sympatric sea urchin species to habitat warming. Global Change Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16116

Lagos, P. F., Sabadel, A., & Lamare, M. (2021). Modelling the influence of light on the biological characteristics of coastal waters. Ocean Science Discussions, 2021. Advance online publication. doi: 10.5194/os-2021-99

Heenan, S. D., Michael, K. P., Smart, D. C., Lokman, P. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Reproductive changes in Foveaux Strait Ostrea chilensis, Southern New Zealand, after Bonamia exitiosa epidemics. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2021.1982729

Burritt, D. J., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). The cellular responses of marine algae and invertebrates to ultraviolet radiation, alone and in combination with other common abiotic stressors. In M. Solan & N. M. Whiteley (Eds.), Stressors in the marine environment. (pp. 117-134). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lamare, M., Burritt, D., & Lister, K. (2011). Ultraviolet radiation and echinoderms: Past, present and future perspectives. In M. Lesser (Ed.), Advances in marine biology (Vol. 59). (pp. 145-187). Oxford, UK: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385536-7.00004-2

Chapter in Book - Research

Byrne, M., Gall, M. L., Campbell, H., Lamare, M. D., & Holmes, S. P. (2022). Staying in place and moving in space: Contrasting larval thermal sensitivity explains distributional changes of sympatric sea urchin species to habitat warming. Global Change Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16116

Journal - Research Article

Lagos, P. F., Curtsdotter, A., Agüera, A., Sabadel, A. J. M., Burritt, D. J., & Lamare, M. D. (2022). Fast changes in the bioenergetic balance of krill in response to environmental stress. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 782524. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.782524

Journal - Research Article

Lagos, P. F., Curtsdotter, A., Agüera, A., Sabadel, A. J. M., Burritt, D., & Lamare, M. (2022). Modelling the effects of food limitation and temperature on the growth and reproduction of the krill Nyctiphanes australis. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107785

Journal - Research Article

Donlon, E. M. Y., McKinnon, J. F., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Egg laying and embryo development of Octopus huttoni in response to temperature and season. Marine & Freshwater Research, 72, 638-646. doi: 10.1071/MF20184

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Espinel-Velasco, N., Lamare, M., Kluibenschedl, A., Moss, G., & Cummings, V. (2021). Ocean acidification induces carry-over effects on the larval settlement of the New Zealand abalone, Haliotis iris. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 78(1), 340-348. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa086

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Espinel-Velasco, N., Tobias-Hünefeldt, S. P., Karelitz, S. E., Hoffmann, L. J., Morales, S. E., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Reduced seawater pH alters marine biofilms with impacts for marine polychaete larval settlement. Marine Environmental Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2021.105291

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Heenan, S. D., Michael, K. P., Smart, D. C., Lokman, P. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Reproductive changes in Foveaux Strait Ostrea chilensis, Southern New Zealand, after Bonamia exitiosa epidemics. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2021.1982729

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Kluibenschedl, A., Lamare, M. D., Nelson, W. A., Barr, N. G., & Hepburn, C. D. (2021). Low irradiance amplifies negative effects of ocean acidification on recruitment of coralline algae communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 674, 103-113. doi: 10.3354/meps13829

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Richardson, C. R., Burritt, D. J., Allan, B. J. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Microplastic ingestion induces asymmetry and oxidative stress in larvae of the sea urchin Pseudechinus huttoni. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168, 112369. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112369

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Smart, D. C., Heenan, S., Lokman, P. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). Seasonal reproduction of the blue mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from two locations in southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 55(2), 311-325. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2020.1757472

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Thomas, L. J., Liggins, L., Banks, S. C., Beheregaray, L. B., Liddy, M., McCulloch, G. A., Waters, J. M., … Cumming, R. A., & Lamare, M. D. (2021). The population genetic structure of the urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in New Zealand with links to Australia. Marine Biology, 168, 138. doi: 10.1007/s00227-021-03946-4

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Uthicke, S., Patel, F., Petrik, C., Watson, S.-A., Karelitz, S. E., & Lamare, M. (2021). Cross-generational response of a tropical sea urchin to global change and a selection event in a 43-month mesocosm study. Global Change Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15657

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Espinel-Velasco, N., Agüera, A., & Lamare, M. (2020). Sea urchin larvae show resilience to ocean acidification at the time of settlement and metamorphosis. Marine Environmental Research, 159, 104977. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104977

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Houlihan, E. P., Espinel-Velasco, N., Cornwall, C. E., Pilditch, C. A., & Lamare, M. D. (2020). Diffusive boundary layers and ocean acidification: Implications for sea urchin settlement and growth. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 577562. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.577562

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Jeunen, G.-J., Lamare, M. D., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Taylor, H. R., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2020). Water stratification in the marine biome restricts vertical environmental DNA (eDNA) signal dispersal. Environmental DNA, 2(1), 99-111. doi: 10.1002/edn3.49

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Karelitz, S., Lamare, M., Patel, F., Gemmell, N., & Uthicke, S. (2020). Parental acclimation to future ocean conditions increases development rates but decreases survival in sea urchin larvae. Marine Biology, 167, 2. doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3610-5

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Lebrato, M., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Müller, M. N., Blanco-Ameijeiras, S., Feely, R. A., Lorenzoni, L., … Lamare, M. D., … Oschlies, A. (2020). Global variability in seawater Mg:Ca and Sr:Ca ratios in the modern ocean. PNAS, 117(36), 22281-22292. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1918943117

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Nelson, K. S., Baltar, F., Lamare, M. D., & Morales, S. E. (2020). Ocean acidification affects microbial community and invertebrate settlement on biofilms. Scientific Reports, 10, 3274. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60023-4

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Uthicke, S., Patel, F., Karelitz, S. E., Webster, N. S., & Lamare, M. (2020). Key biological responses over two generations of the sea urchin Echinometra sp. A under future ocean conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 637, 87-101. doi: 10.3354/meps13236

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Zitoun, R., Connell, S. D., Cornwall, C. E., Currie, K. I., Fabricius, K., Hoffmann, L. J., Lamare, M. D., Murdoch, J. H., … Sander, S. G., … Smith, A. M. (2020). A unique temperate rocky coastal hydrothermal vent system (Whakaari-White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand): Constraints for ocean acidification studies. Marine & Freshwater Research, 71(3), 321-344. doi: 10.1071/mf19167

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Adams, C. I. M., Knapp, M., Gemmell, N. J., Jeunen, G.-J., Bunce, M., Lamare, M. D., & Taylor, H. R. (2019). Beyond biodiversity: Can environmental DNA (eDNA) cut it as a population genetics tool? Gene, 10(3), 192. doi: 10.3390/genes10030192

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Donlon, E. M. Y., Damsteegt, E. L., McKinnon, J., Higgins, F. A., & Lamare, M. D. (2019). Growth and age of the midget octopus, Octopus huttoni. Aquatic Ecology, 53(4), 689-706. doi: 10.1007/s10452-019-09719-y

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Harper, E. M., Lamare, M. D., & Lee, D. E. (2019). Patterns of unrepaired shell damage in recent brachiopods from Fiordland (New Zealand). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 125(3), 669-677. doi: 10.13130/2039-4942/12170

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Jeunen, G.-J., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Lamare, M. D., Taylor, H. R., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding reveals strong discrimination among diverse marine habitats connected by water movement. Molecular Ecology Resources, 19, 426-438. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12982

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Jeunen, G.-J., Knapp, M., Spencer, H. G., Taylor, H. R., Lamare, M. D., Stat, M., … Gemmell, N. J. (2019). Species‐level biodiversity assessment using marine environmental DNA metabarcoding requires protocol optimization and standardization. Ecology & Evolution, 9, 1323-1335. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4843

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Karelitz, S., Lamare, M. D., Mos, B., De Bari, H., Dworjanyn, S. A., & Byrne, M. (2019). Impact of growing up in a warmer, lower pH future on offspring performance: Transgenerational plasticity in a pan-tropical sea urchin. Coral Reefs, 38, 1085-1095. doi: 10.1007/s00338-019-01855-z

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Uthicke, S., Deshpande, N. P., Liddy, M., Patel, F., Lamare, M., & Wilkins, M. R. (2019). Little evidence of adaptation potential to ocean acidification in sea urchins living in "future ocean" conditions at a CO2 vent. Ecology & Evolution, 9, 10004-10016. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5563

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Brewster, J., Garama, D., Lamare, M., & Carne, A. (2018). Carotenoid composition of a New Zealand (Evechinus chloroticus) and an Australian (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) sea urchin in relation to gonad colour. Aquaculture Research, 49(8), 2751-2762. doi: 10.1111/are.13736

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Espinel-Velasco, N., Hoffmann, L., Agüera, A., Byrne, M., Dupont, S., Uthicke, S., … Lamare, M. (2018). Effects of ocean acidification on the settlement and metamorphosis of marine invertebrate and fish larvae: A review. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 606, 237-257. doi: 10.3354/meps12754

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Lamare, M., Harianto, J., Uthicke, S., Agüera, A., Karelitz, S., Pecorino, D., Chin, J., & Byrne, M. (2018). Larval thermal windows in native and hybrid Pseudoboletia progeny (Echinoidea) as potential drivers of the hybridization zone. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 598, 99-112. doi: 10.3354/meps12601

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Law, C. S., Bell, J. J., Bostock, H. C., Cornwall, C. E., Cummings, V. J., Currie, K., … Hepburn, C. D., Hurd, C. L., Lamare, M., … Smith, A. M., & Tracey, D. M. (2018). Ocean acidification in New Zealand waters: Trends and impacts. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 52(2), 155-195. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2017.1374983

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Uthicke, S., Lamare, M., & Doyle, J. R. (2018). eDNA detection of corallivorous seastar (Acanthaster cf. solaris) outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef using digital droplet PCR [Report]. Coral Reefs, 37, 1229-1239. doi: 10.1007/s00338-018-1734-6

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Uthicke, S., Liddy, M., Patel, F., Logan, M., Johansson, C., & Lamare, M. (2018). Effects of larvae density and food concentration on Crown-of-Thorns seastar (Acanthaster cf. solaris) development in an automated flow-through system. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 642. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-19132-w

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Blanchoud, S., Zondag, L., Lamare, M. D., & Wilson, M. J. (2017). Hematological analysis of the Ascidian Botrylloides leachii (Savigny, 1816) during whole-body regeneration. Biological Bulletin, 232(3), 143-157. doi: 10.1086/692841

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Karelitz, S. E., Uthicke, S., Foo, S. A., Barker, M. F., Byrne, M., Pecorino, D., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Ocean acidification has little effect on developmental thermal windows of echinoderms from Antarctica to the tropics. Global Change Biology, 23(2), 657-672. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13452

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Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2017). Maternal antioxidant provisioning mitigates pollutant-induced oxidative damage in embryos of the temperate sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1954. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02077-5

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Nelson, K. S., Liddy, M., & Lamare, M. D. (2017). Embryology, larval development, settlement and metamorphosis in the New Zealand serpulid polychaete Galeolaria hystrix. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 61(4), 207-217. doi: 10.1080/07924259.2017.1318183

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Sparks, K. M., Foo, S. A., Uthicke, S., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. (2017). Paternal identity influences response of Acanthaster planci embryos to ocean acidification and warming. Coral Reefs, 36(1), 325-338. doi: 10.1007/s00338-016-1505-1

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Thomson, B., Hepburn, C. D., Lamare, M., & Baltar, F. (2017). Temperature and UV light affect the activity of marine cell-free enzymes. Biogeosciences, 14(17), 3971-3977. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-3971-2017

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Alqaisi, K. M., Lamare, M. D., Grattan, D. R., Damsteegt, E. L., Schneider, W. J., & Lokman, P. M. (2016). A comparative study of vitellogenesis in Echinodermata: Lessons from the sea star. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A, 198, 72-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.04.013

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Cross, E. L., Peck, L. S., Lamare, M. D., & Harper, E. M. (2016). No ocean acidification effects on shell growth and repair in the New Zealand brachiopod Calloria inconspicua (Sowerby, 1846). ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(3), 920-926. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv031

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Cunningham, S. C., Smith, A. M., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). The effects of elevated pCO2 on growth, shell production and metabolism of cultured juvenile abalone, Haliotis iris. Aquaculture Research, 47, 2375-2392. doi: 10.1111/are.12684

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Foo, S. A., Sparks, K. M., Uthicke, S., Karelitz, S., Barker, M., Byrne, M., & Lamare, M. (2016). Contributions of genetic and environmental variance in early development of the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri in response to increased ocean temperature and acidification. Marine Biology, 163(6), 130. doi: 10.1007/s00227-016-2903-1

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Lamare, M. D., Liddy, M., & Uthicke, S. (2016). In situ developmental responses of tropical sea urchin larvae to ocean acidification conditions at naturally elevated pCO2 vent sites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1843), 20161506. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1506

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Lebrato, M., Andersson, A. J., Ries, J. B., Aronson, R. B., Lamare, M. D., Koeve, W., … McClintock, J. B. (2016). Benthic marine calcifiers coexist with CaCO3-undersaturated seawater worldwide. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(7), 1038-1053. doi: 10.1002/2015GB005260

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Lister, K. N., Lamare, M. D., & Burritt, D. J. (2016). Dietary pollutants induce oxidative stress, altering maternal antioxidant provisioning and reproductive output in the temperate sea urchin Evechinus chloroticus. Aquatic Toxicology, 177, 106-115. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.05.013

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Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

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Smith, A. M., Clark, D. E., Lamare, M. D., Winter, D. J., & Byrne, M. (2016). Risk and resilience: Variations in magnesium in echinoid skeletal calcite. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 561, 1-16. doi: 10.3354/meps11908

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