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About

Dr. Vianney Denis


Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica

Research Interests


My main research interests focus on the effect of climate change on the coral reef communities and on the mechanisms supporting reef coral’s resistance and resilience to disturbance.

Publications:


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Denis V, Loubeyres M, Doo SS, De Palmas S, Keshavmurthy S, Hsieh JH, Chen CA* (2014) Can benthic algae mediate the larval behavior and settlement of the coral Acropora muricata? Coral Reefs 33(2):431-440. doi:10.1007/s00338-014-1127-4 (SCI, IF: 3.662)

Denis V, Ribas Deulofeu L, De Palmas S, Chen CA* (2014) First record of the scleractinian coral Psammocora albopicta from Korean waters. Marine Biodiversity 44(2):157-158. doi:10.1007/s12526-013-0195-y

Woo S, Denis V, Yum S* (2014) Transcriptional changes caused by bisphenol A in Oryzias javanicus, a fish species highly adaptable to environmental salinity. Marine Drugs 12(2):983-998. doi: 10.3390/md12020983 (SCI, IF: 3.978)

Woo S, Lee A, Denis V, Chen CA, Yum S* (2014) Transcript response of soft coral (Scleronephthya gracillimum) on exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(2):901-910. doi:10.1007/s11356-013-1958-5 (SCI, IF: 2.618)

Woo S, Denis V, Won H, Shin K, Lee G, Lee TK, Yum S* (2013) Expressions of oxidative stress-related genes and antioxidant enzymes activities in Mytilus galloprovincialis (Bivalvia, Mollusca) exposed to hypoxia. Zoological Studies 52:15. doi:10.1186/1810-522X-52-15 (SCI, IF: 1.261)

White KN, Ohara T, Fujii T, Kawamura I, Mizuyama M, Montenegro J, Shikiba H, Naruse T, McClelland T, Denis V, Reimer JD* (2013) Typhoon damage on a shallow mesophotic reef in Okinawa, Japan. PeerJ 1:e151. doi:10.7717/peerj.151

Denis V*, Guillaume MMM, Goutx M, De Palmas S, Debreuil J, Baker AC, Boonstra RK, Bruggemann JH (2013) Fast growth may impair regeneration capacity in the branching coral Acropora muricata. PLoS ONE 8(8):e72618. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072618 (SCI, IF: 3.730)

Keshavmurthy S, Yang SY, Alamaru A, Chuang YY, Pichon M, Obura D, Fontana S, De Palmas S, Stefani F, Benzoni F, MacDonald A, Noreen AME, Chen C, Wallace CC, Moothien Pillay R, Denis V, Amri AY, Reimer JD, Mezaki T, Sheppard C, Loya Y, Abelson A, Mohammed MS, Baker AC, Mostafavi PG, Suharsono BA, Chen CA* (2013) DNA barcoding reveals the coral “laboratory-rat”, Stylophora pistillata encompasses multiple identities. Scientific Reports 3. doi:10.1038/srep01520 (SCI, IF: 2.927)

Denis V, Chen CA*, Song JI, Woo S (2013) Alveopora japonica beds thriving under kelp. Coral Reefs 32: 503. doi:10.1007/s00338-013-1019-z (SCI, IF: 3.662)

Denis V, Mezaki T, Tanaka K, Kuo CY, De Palmas S, Keshavmurthy S, Chen CA* (2013) Coverage, diversity, and functionality of a high-latitude coral community (Tatsukushi, Shikoku Island, Japan). PLoS ONE 8(1):e54330. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054330 (SCI, IF: 3.730)

Denis V, Leung JKL, Hsu CM, Hsieh HJ, Tsai WS, Chen CA* (2012) Dark survival of Oulastrea crispata. Galaxea: Journal of Coral Reefs Studies 14:117-118. doi:10.3755/galaxea.14.117

Fontana S, Keshavmurthy S, Hsieh HJ, Denis V, Kuo CY, Hsu CM, Leung JKL, Tsai WS, Wallace CC, Chen CA* (2012) Molecular evidence shows low species diversity of coral-associated hydroids in Acropora corals. PLoS ONE 7(11):e50130. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050130 (SCI, IF: 3.730)


Hsu CM, Keshavmurthy S, Denis V, Kuo CY, Wang JT, Meng PJ, Chen CA* (2012). Temporal and spatial variations in symbiont communities of catch bowl coral Isopora palifera (Scleractinia; Acroporidae) on reefs in Kenting National Park, Taiwan. Zoological Studies 51(8):1343-1353 (SCI, IF: 1.261)

Keshavmurthy S, Hsu CM, Kuo CY, Denis V, Leung JKL., Fontana S, Hsieh HJ, Tsai WS, Su WC, Chen CA* (2012). Larval development of fertilized “pseudo-gynodioecious” eggs suggests a sexual pattern of gynodioecy in Galaxea fascicularis (Scleractinia: Euphyllidae). Zoological Studies 51(2):143-149 (SCI, IF: 1.261)

Chauvin AS*, Denis V, Cuet P (2011) Is the response of coral calcification to seawater acidification related to nutrient loading? Coral Reefs 30(4): 911-923. doi:10.1007/s00338-011-0786-7 (SCI, IF: 3.662)

Denis V*, Debreuil J, De Palmas S, Richard J, Guillaume MMM, Bruggemann JH (2011) Lesion regeneration capacities in populations of the massive coral Porites lutea at Réunion Island: Environmental correlates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428: 105-117. doi:10.3354/meps09060 (SCI, IF: 2.546)

Scaps P*, Denis V (2008) Can organisms associated with live scleractinian corals be used as indicators of coral reef status? Atoll Research Bulletin 566

Scaps P*, Denis V, Berhimpon S (2008) Comparaison des associations entre le bivalve pectinidé Pedum spondyloideum (Bivalvia, Pteriomorphia, Pectinidae) et les scléractiniaires hérmatypiques reconnues en Mer Rouge et dans l'ouest de l'Océan Pacifique. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 133(1-3):39-50

Scaps P*, Denis V (2007) Association between the scallop Pedum spondyloideum (Bivalvia, Pteriomorphia, Pectinidae) and scleractinian corals from the Wakatobi Marine National Park (SE Sulawesi, Indonesia). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55(2):371-380 (SCI, IF: 0.752)

Scaps P*, Denis V, Berhimpon S, Runtukahu F (2007) Forte biodiversité en coraux-champignons (Scléractiniaires: Fungiidés) dans la région de Pulisan (nord-est de l’île de Sulawesi, Indonésie). Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 132(1-2):87-110

Scaps P*, Denis V, Berhimpon S, Runtukahu F (2007) Zooxanthellate scleractinian corals of the northern coast of Sulawesi. Atoll Research Bulletin 553

Scaps P*, Denis V, Berhimpon S, Kaligis F (2005) Coral associations and space competitors of Pedum spondyloideum (Gmelin, 1791) (Bivalvia, Pteriomorpha, Pectinidae) from the northeast coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Basteria 69(4-6):157-166

Conference proceedings



Scaps P*, Denis V, Haapkyla J (2008) Organisms associated with live scleractinian corals as indicators of coral reef status in the Wakatobi Marine National Park (SE Sulawesi, Indonesia). Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium 810-814

Technical reports



Bruggemann JH*, Guillaume MMM, Bigot L, Chabanet P, Denis V, Durville P, Mulochau T, Naim O, Tesiiser E (2008). Mise en œuvre de l'effet réserve: développement des protocoles et établissement de l'état initial de la réserve naturelle nationale marine de la réunion (secteurs de la saline - souris blanche et de saint-leu). Rapport UR/MNHN/AR/APMR

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This workshop is expected to actively promote and establish a platform to exchange innovative ideas for the research on the functionality of coral reef ecosystems. This workshop aims to be a state of the art of what have been done on the functionality of coral reef ecosystems, what we know, and to draw the future directions to take. Presentations and discussions will be used as a basis to develop the future framework of research on the functionality of coral reefs.

We invited three world-class scientists in this field: Dr. Andrew Baird, Dr. Isabelle Cote, and Dr. David Mouillot. Their inputs and ideas in this area will insure the quality of the discussions and the fruitful exchanges with the other scientists.

Coral Reefs

Functional approach of coral reef ecosystems:



Changes occurring in the structure and the function of the communities are particularly important in our understanding on how environmental changes affect the ecosystems. To date, modification in the species composition (per se species diversity) has received most of the interest, and that’s only recently that we start to see emerging the functional diversity (FD) as an important facet of the biodiversity. Functional-group richness has been often used as a surrogate for functional diversity, but development of trait-based approaches offer now interesting alternatives for measuring the FD. While this has become a popular approach in terrestrial ecosystem, information on FD in marine communities and especially in coral reef ecosystems, are still very sparse. Recently, a panel of life-history traits has been used to classify corals according to their response to current environmental change. This constitutes an important step to evaluate theories of community ecology in coral reef habitats; however it also highlighted the lack of data on traits from species of this ecosystem.

Functional traits:


There is a growing need of data on life traits for the measure of the FD. To understand how species may respond to different environmental conditions and to predict the impact of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on species assemblages, it is essential that we combine our knowledge on species traits. This workshop will be the first addressing these problems, with the expertise from leader researchers in this area we hope to stimulate exchange between research teams.

EXPECTED BENEFITS


Sharing experiences and knowledge is essential for the dynamism of the research, and expertise of researchers working in similar field is particularly valuable. Moreover, establishing collaboration with international institutes will be an important key to the success of coral biology research in Taiwan. Development toward a ‘Centre of excellence’ where Taiwan will become an essential partner for coral reef research in the Indo-Pacific area represents an important issue for the leadership of Taiwan in this field. Network of international partners throughout the organization of workshop and the development of new collaborations is urgently needed for ‘world-class’ coral reef research.

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Coral reefs are the most diversified marine ecosystem in the world, providing shelter to hundreds of thousands of species and considerable services to human society. Climatic and anthropogenic changes have caused major modifications of their environments causing the shift from coral to algal-dominated community, with cascading and irremediable effects on the overall ecosystem. Response to environmental stressors can differ strongly between species, and we are still trying to understand which species will be the winners and the losers in this scenario. Overall, future coral reef ecosystems are likely to support non-analog assemblages with diversity and functions not observed before.............more

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia



Professorial Research Fellow, James Cook University (2014 +)
ARC Future Fellow, James Cook University (2010-2013)
Principal Research Fellow, James Cook University (2009-2013)
Senior Research Fellow, JCU (2005-2009)
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, JCU (2002-2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science,
The University of the Ryukyus (2001-2002)

Research Interests:

I am interested in many aspects of coral reef science in particular, coral larval ecology and reproductive biology. I have also made significant contributions to understanding coral bleaching and the likely effects of climate change on coral reefs. My research interests at present include the evolution of coral life histories and understanding and predicting range limits of corals under a changing climate.

Below is a list of my current research interests:

- Coral reproduction and development
– Evolution of coral life histories
- Coral biogeography
– Coral community ecology
- Coral taxonomy and systematic
– Natural barriers to nature disasters
- Traditional management of coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia

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Earth to Ocean Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada



My research I have broad interests in marine ecology and conservation. My applied research programme comprises three focal areas:

marine protected areas, reconstructing patterns of ecological change on coral reefs (mostly through meta-analyses), and the invasion of Caribbean reefs by Indo-Pacific lionfish.

I also retain a small programme in behavioural ecology (the discipline in which I was originally trained and which I think is the best and most rigorous training that any applied ecologist could hope for!), focusing on cleaning mutualisms and the maintenance of honesty in cooperative interactions.

I joined Simon Fraser University in 2005 after spending nearly 15 years at the University of East Anglia in England.
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Laboratory Ecology of coastal marine systems, Department of Biology Ecology, Montpellier University, France

Interests:
Coastal lagoons: typology and conservation
Marine protected areas
Indicators and models of species diversity and species abundance distributions.
Fish functional traits
Functional diversity estimators
Functional structure of communities: biotic interactions, environmental impacts and null models
Host-parasite webs
Host specificity of parasite species: measurements and phylogenetic conservatism
Ecology of parasite communities
Biogeography of parasites
Biogeography: patterns, processes and biodiversity conservation
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Topic: Extraordinary diversity of reef corals and conservation in the South China Sea.

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Topic: Phenomics of local and geographical response in Acropora muricata and Acropora hyacinthus to seawater temperature stress

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Topic: Fluorescent censusing and DNA barcoding as useful techniques for identifying “effective” coral recruitment.

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Topic: Symbiodinium diversity: role and implication for coral functioning.

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Topic: Benthic Communities Status Survey of Coral Reefs at Kenting National Park on 2013.

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Topic: Symbiodinium diversity and physiological responses to thermal stress on Porites holobionts in Taiwan.

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Topic: Reproduction as a “trait” in response to climate change: a case study on Platygyra verweyi

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Topic: Long term change of functional diversity in coral assemblage on inshore fringing reefs on the central GBR.

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Topic: Functionality of preferable habitat for predatory fish recruits in coral reefs.

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Topic: Introduction of Dongsha Atoll.

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Topic:


Benthic assemblage compositions on hard substrates along the latitudinal gradient of Taiwan.

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Topic:


A functional approach of coral communities based on colonies’ morphology.

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Information

Register: (Deadline : June 9th)

We welcome poster presentations of your results or what your are working now, this is the opportunity to receive feedback on your work from academics and consultants. If you are going to give poster presentations, please upload your abstract from the link below after registration. .

1. Upload Abstract

2. Registration

Other information:

The workshop will be in English

Time:6/19 to 6/22, 2014

Location:Department of Oceanography, National Sun Yet-Sen University, TAIWAN (Google StreetView)

Transit: High Speed Rail Metro Bus

Tel: 02-27899549

E-mail: Mail To Us

Poster Presentations are welcome

We welcome poster presentation of your research.

This is the opportunity to receive feedback on your work, to exchange ideas, and to develop your network with academics and consultants.

Poster presentations will be scheduled in two sessions, held during the two coffee break time on Friday (June 20th.), dessert will be served during the poster sessions.

The poster presentation will be the only event on the program during these times, so that presenters receive useful feedback from colleagues and all attendees can learn from the presentations.

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