Sponge-derived silica for tissue regeneration – Bioceramics of deep-sea sponge

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REFERENCE Dudik, Olesia; Lenor, Isabel; Xavier, Joana R; Rapp, Hans Tore; Pires, Ricardo A, Silva, Tiago H; Reis, Rui L. (2018). Materials Today. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2018.03.025. EXSTRACT Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are highly diverse and important members of many benthic communities in all … Read More

SponGES, MERCES and Atlas – together at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2018

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The three European “sister projects” SponGES, MERCES and Atlas joined forces to bring collaborative research funded under the Galway Statement agenda to the global stage of marine biodiversity. The projects participated together in the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (Montreal, … Read More

Glass sponge grounds on the Scotian Shelf and their associated biodiversity

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REFERENCE Hawkes, Nickolas; Korabik, Michelle; Beazley, Lindsay; Rapp, Hans Tore; Xavier, Joana R; Kenchington, Ellen (2018). Marine Ecology Progress Series. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12903. ABSTRACT Emerald Basin on the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia, Canada, is home to a globally unique population of … Read More

Niche overlap between a cold-water coral and an associated sponge for isotopically-enriched particulate food sources

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REFERENCE van Oevelen, Dick; Mueller, Christina E.; Lundälv, Tomas; van Duyl, Fleur C.; de Goeij, Jasper M.; Middelburg, Jack J. (2018). PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194659 ABSTRACT The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is an ecosystem engineer that builds reef structures on the … Read More

Seven new deep-water Tetractinellida (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Galápagos Islands – morphological descriptions and DNA barcodes

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REFERENCE Schuster, Astrid; Cárdenas, Paco; Pisera, Andrzej; Pomponi, Shirley A.; Kelly, Michelle; Wörheide, Gert; Erpenbeck, Dirk. (2018). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx110 ABSTRACT The Galápagos Islands, positioned in the confluence of warm and coldwater currents in the Eastern … Read More

SponGES at the Blue Economy Research & Industry Dialogue Workshop

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Our team member Tiago Henriques da Silva (3B’s – UMINHO) represented project SponGES at the “Blue Economy Research & Industry Dialogue Workshop“, organised by the Blue Tech Cluster Alliance back to back with the Oceanology International conference 2018 (in London). … Read More

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems

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REFERENCE Pita, Lucía; Rix, Laura; Slaby, Beate; Franke, A; Hentschel, Ute. (2018). Microbiome. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0428-1 ABSTRACT The recognition that all macroorganisms live in symbiotic association with microbial communities has opened up a new field in biology. Animals, plants, and algae are … Read More

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