Sonia Bejarano

Dr. Sonia Bejarano

Work Group Leader

Department: Ecology
Working Group: WG Reef Systems

Phone: +49 421 23800 - 51

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2008 (ground floor)

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Curriculum Vitae : Dr. Sonia Bejarano


Research interests

- Functional ecology of coral reef fish
- Influence of functional traits in species vulnerability to perturbations
- The role of management instruments in preserving coral reef ecosystem functions, and conferring resilience and stability
- Natural and anthropogenic drivers of functional diversity on coral reefs
- Spatial and temporal variability of herbivorous fish and herbivory rates
- Impacts of fisheries on coral reef ecosystems


Publications

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Peer-reviewed papers

Bejarano S, Pardede S, Campbell SJ, Hoey AS, and SCA Ferse (2019) Herbivorous fish rise as a destructive fishing practice falls in an Indonesian marine national Park. Ecological Applications 0(0) e01981.

McAndrews R, Eich A, Ford AK, Bejarano S, Lal RR, and SCA Ferse (2019) Algae sediment dynamics are mediated by herbivorous fishes on a nearshore coral reef. Coral Reefs 38: 431-441.

Roff G, Bejarano S, Priest M, Marshell A, Chollett I, Steneck RS, Doropoulos C,  Golbuu Y, PJ Mumby (2019) Seascapes as drivers of coral reef ecosystem function, Ecological Monographs 89: e01336.

Ford A, Bejarano S, Nugues M, Viser PM, Albert S and SCA Ferse (2018) Reefs under siege – the rise, putative drivers and consequences of benthic cyanobacterial mats. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:18.

Gauff R, Bejarano S, Madduppa HH, Subhan B, Dugeny EMA, Perdana YA and SCA Ferse (2018) Influence of predation risk on the sheltering behaviour of the coral dwelling damselfish Pomacentrus moluccensis. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 101:639-651.

Ford AK, Eich A, McAndrews RS, Mangubhai S, Nugues MM, Bejarano S, Moore BR, Rico C, Wild C and SCA Ferse (2018) Evaluation of coral reef management effectiveness using conventional versus resilience-based metrics. Ecological Indicators 85: 308-317

Peiffer F, Bejarano S, Palavicini de Witte G, and Wild C (2017) On-going removals of invasive lionfish in Honduras and their effect on native Caribbean prey fishes. PeerJ 5:e3818; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3818

Bejarano S, Jouffray JB, Chollett I, Allen R, Marshell A, Roff G, Steneck R, Ferse S and PJ Mumby (2017) The shape of success in a turbulent world: Wave exposure filtering of coral reef herbivory. Functional Ecology (doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12828)

Casella E, Rovere A, Harris D, Ferse S, Bejarano S, Parravicini V (2017) Mapping coral reefs using drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques. Coral Reefs 36: 269-275

Ford AK, Bejarano S, Marshell A, and PJ Mumby (2016) Linking the biology and ecology of key herbivorous unicornfish to fisheries management in the Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26: 790-805

Hedley JD, Roelfsema CM, Chollett I, Harborne AR, Heron SF, Weeks S, Skirving WJ, Strong AE, Eakin CM, Christensen TRL, Ticzon V, Bejarano S, and PJ Mumby (2016) Remote sensing of coral reefs for monitoring and management: A review. Remote Sensing 8(2): 118

Lohr K, Bejarano S, Lirman D, Schopmeyer S, and C Manfrino (2015) Optimizing the productivity of a coral nursery focused on staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis. Endangered Species Research 27: 247-250

Bejarano S,  Lohr K, Hamilton S and C Manfrino (2015) Relationships of invasive lionfish with topographic complexity, groupers, and native prey fishes in Little Cayman. Marine Biology 162: 253-266

Roff G, Bejarano S, Roff G, Bozec, YM, Nugues M, Steneck RS, and PJ. Mumby (2014) Porites and the Phoenix effect: unprecedented recovery after a mass coral bleaching event at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. Marine Biology 161: 1385-1393

Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, and PJ Mumby (2013) Changes in the herbivore spear fishery associated with the grouper closure in Palau. Animal Conservation 17 (2):133–143

Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, T Sapolu and Mumby PJ (2013) Ecological risk and the exploitation of herbivorous fish in Micronesia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482: 197-215

Mumby PJ, Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Steneck RS, Arnold SN, van Woesik R and A Friedlander (2013) Empirical relationships among resilience indicators on Micronesian Reefs. Coral Reefs 32:213-226

Bozec YM, Yakob L, Bejarano S, and PJ Mumby (2012) Reciprocal facilitation and non-linearity maintain habitat engineering on coral reefs. Oikos 122(3): 428-440

Ticzon V, Mumby PJ, Samaniego B, Bejarano S and L David (2012) Microhabitat use of juvenile coral reef fish in Palau. Environmental Biology of Fishes 95(3): 355-370

Bejarano S, Mumby PJ and I Sotheran (2011) Predicting the structural complexity of reefs and fish abundance using remote sensing (RoxAnn). Marine Biology 158:489-504

Bejarano S, Mumby PJ, Hedley J and I Sotheran (2010) Combining optical and acoustic data to enhance the accuracy of coral reef habitat maps. Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 2768-2778

Rodriguez-Ramirez A, Reyes–Nivia MC, Zea S, Navas-Camacho R, Garzon-Ferreira J, Bejarano S, Herron P and C Orozco (2010) Recent dynamics and condition of coral reefs in the Colombian Caribbean. Revista de Biologia Tropical 58 (Suppl 1): 107-131

Gil-Agudelo D, Navas-Camacho R, Rodriguez-Ramirez A, Reyes – Nivia MC, Bejarano S, Garzon-Ferreira J and G Smith (2009) Coral diseases and their research in Colombian coral reefs. Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras INVEMAR 38(2): 189-224

Manrique-Rodriguez N, Bejarano S and J Garzón-Ferreira (2006) Growth of the gorgonian seafan Gorgonia ventalina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cnidaria: Gorgoniidae) in Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean. Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras INVEMAR 35: 77-90

Bejarano S, Zea S, and JM Diaz (2004) Sponges and other microhabitats for ophiuroids on coral reefs of the San Bernardo Archipelago Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras INVEMAR 38(2): 189-224

Friedlander A, Sladek-Nowlis J, Sanchez JA, Appledoorn R, Usseglio P, McCormick C, Bejarano S and M. Chui (2003) Designing effective marine protected areas in Sea flower biosphere reserve, Colombia, based on biological and sociological information. Conservation Biology 17 (6): 1769-1784

Garzon-Ferreira J, Rodriguez-Ramirez A, Bejarano S, Navas R and C Reyes-Nivia (2002). State of the coralline reefs. Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras INVEMAR, 27(102): 29-40

 

Thesis

PhD thesis: Predicting the habitat distribution and grazing of coral reef fish