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dc.contributor.authorLaroche, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorWood, Susanna A.
dc.contributor.authorTremblay, Louis A.
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorLejzerowicz, Franck
dc.contributor.authorPawlowski, Jan
dc.contributor.authorLear, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorAtalah, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPochon, Xavier
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T09:08:24Z
dc.date.available2017-01-02T09:08:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-29
dc.identifier.citationLaroche O, Wood SA, Tremblay LA, Ellis JI, Lejzerowicz F, et al. (2016) First evaluation of foraminiferal metabarcoding for monitoring environmental impact from an offshore oil drilling site. Marine Environmental Research 120: 225–235. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.08.009.
dc.identifier.issn0141-1136
dc.identifier.pmid27595900
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.08.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622291
dc.description.abstractAt present, environmental impacts from offshore oil and gas activities are partly determined by measuring changes in macrofauna diversity. Morphological identification of macrofauna is time-consuming, expensive and dependent on taxonomic expertise. In this study, we evaluated the applicability of using foraminiferal-specific metabarcoding for routine monitoring. Sediment samples were collected along distance gradients from two oil platforms off Taranaki (New Zealand) and their physicochemical properties, foraminiferal environmental DNA/RNA, and macrofaunal composition analyzed. Macrofaunal and foraminiferal assemblages showed similar shifts along impact gradients, but responded differently to environmental perturbations. Macrofauna were affected by hypoxia, whereas sediment grain size appeared to drive shifts in foraminifera. We identified eight foraminiferal molecular operational taxonomic units that have potential to be used as bioindicator taxa. Our results show that metabarcoding represents an effective tool for assessing foraminiferal communities near offshore oil and gas platforms, and that it can be used to complement current monitoring techniques. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to express our gratitude to Resource and Environmental Management Ltd (Nelson, NZ) and Simon Knapman from AWE Ltd for providing the samples and for in-kind support. We also thank Olivia Johnston for valuable discussions around the Cawthron-produced Taranaki Environmental Monitoring Protocol (OTEMP). This research was co-funded by the Cawthron Institute Internal Investment Fund (IIF #15955) and the
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141113616301428
dc.subjectBenthic ecology
dc.subjectBiomonitoring
dc.subjectForaminifera
dc.subjectHigh-throughput sequencing
dc.subjectMetabarcoding
dc.subjectOil and gas drilling operations
dc.titleFirst evaluation of foraminiferal metabarcoding for monitoring environmental impact from an offshore oil drilling site
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalMarine Environmental Research
dc.contributor.institutionEnvironmental Technologies, Coastal and Freshwater Group, Cawthron Institute, Private Bag 2, Nelson, 7042, New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionEnvironmental Research Institute, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Science, University of Auckland, Private Bag 349, Warkworth, 0941, New Zealand
kaust.personEllis, Joanne
dc.date.published-online2016-08-29
dc.date.published-print2016-09


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