Faculty & Staff

Mark Chiappone

Research Scientist
mc191@nova.edu

Education:
Areas of Research:

Benthic Ecology and Coral Reef Ecology

Peer-reviewedJournal Articles

Chiappone M, Dienes H, Swanson DW, Miller SL (2003) Density and gorgonian host-occupation patterns by flamingo tongue snails (Cyphoma gibbosum) in the Florida Keys. Caribbean Journal of Science 39(1): 116-127

Chiappone M, Dienes H, Swanson DW, Miller SL (2005) Impacts of lost fishing gear on coral reef sessile invertebrates in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Biological Conservation 121: 221-230

Chiappone M, Miller SL, Swanson DW, Ault JS, Smith SG (2001) Comparatively high densities of the long-spined sea urchin in the Dry Tortugas, Florida. Coral Reefs 20: 137-138

Chiappone M, Sluka R, Sullivan Sealey KM (2000) Groupers (Pisces: Serranidae) in fished and protected areas of the Florida Keys, Bahamas and northern Caribbean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 198: 261-272

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1991) A comparison of line transect versus linear percentage sampling for evaluating stony coral (Scleractinia and Milleporina) community similarity and area coverage on patch reefs of the central Bahamas. Coral Reefs 10: 139-154

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1994) Ecological structure and dynamics on nearshore hard-bottom communities of the Florida Keys. Bulletin of Marine Science 54(3): 747-756

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1994) Patterns of coral abundance defining nearshore hard-bottom communities of the Florida Keys. Florida Scientist 57(3): 108-125

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1996) Distribution, abundance and species composition of juvenile scleractinian corals in the Florida Reef Tract. Bulletin of Marine Science 58(2): 555-569

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Lott C (1996) Hermatypic scleractinian corals of the southeastern Bahamas: A comparison to western Atlantic reef systems. Caribbean Journal of Science 32(1): 1-13

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Sluka R (1997) Reef invertebrates of the Exuma Cays: Part 1 - Corals. Bahamas Journal of Science 4(2): 30-36

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Sluka R (1997) Reef invertebrates of the Exuma Cays: Part 2 - Octocorals. Bahamas Journal of Science 4(3): 28-36

Chiappone M, Sullivan Sealey KM (2000) Marine reserve design criteria and measures of success: Lessons learned from the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 66(3): 691-705

Chiappone M, Sullivan Sealey KM, Bustamante G, Tschirky J (2001) A rapid assessment of coral reef community structure and diversity patterns at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bulletin of Marine Science 69(2): 373-394

Chiappone M, Swanson DW, Miller SL (2002) Density, spatial distribution and size structure of sea urchins in coral reef and hard-bottom habitats of the Florida Keys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 235: 117-126

Chiappone M, Swanson DW, Miller SL, Dienes H (2006) Spatial distribution of lost fishing gear on fished and protected offshore reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Caribbean Journal of Science 40: 312-326

Chiappone M, Swanson DW, Miller SL, Smith SG (2002) Large-scale surveys on the Florida Reef Tract indicate poor recovery of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum. Coral Reefs 21: 155-159

Chiappone M, White A, Swanson DW, Miller SL (2002) Occurrence and biological impacts of fishing gear and other marine debris in the Florida Keys. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44: 597-604

Eakin CM, Morgan JA, Heron SF, Smith TB, Liu G, Alvarez-Filip L, Baca B, Bartels E, bin Yusef Y, Bouchon C, Brandt M, Bruckner A, Cameron A, Chiappone M, Crabbe MJC, Day O, de la Guardia Llanso E, Díaz-Pulido G, DiResta D, Gil DL, Gilliam D, Ginsburg R, Gore S, Guzman H, Hendee J, Hernández-Delgado E, Husain E, Jeffrey C, Jones R, Jordán Dahlgren E, Kramer P, Lang J, Lirman D, Mallela J, Manfrino C, Maréchal J, Mihaly J, Miller J, Mueller E, Muller E, Orozco C, Oxenford H, Ponce-Taylor D, Quinn N, Ritchie K, Rodriguez S, Rodríguez-Ramírez A, Romano S, Samhouri J, Sánchez Muñoz JA, Schmahl G, Shank B, Skirving W, Steiner S, Villamizar E, Walsh S, Walter C, Weil E, Williams E, Woody K (2010) Caribbean corals in hot water: Record thermal stress, bleaching, and mortality in 2005. PLoS ONE 5(11): 1-9

Franklin EC, Ault JS, Smith SG, Luo J, Meester GA, Diaz GA, Chiappone M, Swanson DW, Miller SL, Bohnsack JA (2003) Benthic habitat mapping in the Tortugas region, Florida. Marine Geodesy 26: 19-34

Miller SL, Chiappone M, Swanson DW, Ault JS, Smith SG, Meester GA, Luo J, Franklin EC, Bohnsack JA, Harper DE, McClellan DB (2001) An extensive deep reef terrace on the Tortugas Bank, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Coral Reefs 20: 299-300

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1994) Comparison of juvenile grouper populations in southern Florida and the central Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 54(3): 871-880

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1996) Habitat preferences of groupers in the Exuma Cays. Bahamas Journal of Science 4(1): 8-14

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Potts T, Levy JM, Schmitt EF, Meester G (1998) Density, species and size distribution of groupers (Serranidae) in three habitats at Elbow Reef, Florida Keys. Bulletin of Marine Science 62(1): 219-228

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan Sealey KM (2001) Influence of habitat on groupers in the Florida Keys, U.S.A. Journal of Fish Biology 58(3): 682-700

Smith SG, Swanson DE, Chiappone M, Miller SL, Ault JS (2011) Probability sampling of stony coral populations in the Florida Keys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 183: 121-138

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M (1992) A comparison of belt quadrat and species presence/absence sampling of stony coral (Scleractinia and Milleporina) and sponges for evaluating species patterning on patch reefs of the central Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 50(3): 464-488

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M (1993) Hierarchical methodologies and sampling design for conservation monitoring of tropical marine hard bottom communities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 3: 169-187

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M, Lott C (1994) Abundance patterns of stony corals on platform margin reefs of the Caicos Bank. Bahamas Journal of Science 1(3): 2-11

Torres R, Chiappone M, Geraldes F, Rodriguez Y, Vega M (2001) Sedimentation as an important environmental influence on Dominican Republic reefs. Bulletin of Marine Science 69(2): 805-818

Articles in Symposium Proceedings

Bustamante G, Chiappone M, Geraldes FX, Pugibet E, Schmitt E, Sluka R, Sullivan Sealey KM, Torres RE, Vega M, Rodriguez Y, Alarcon J, Lichtensztajn Y (1998) Reef fish assemblages and fisheries in Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 50: 919-937

Bustamante G, Kelly J, Chiappone M, Sullivan Sealey KM (2000) Fish and fisheries in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: Recommendations for their protection. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 51: 242-257

Chiappone M (1994) Conservation monitoring of benthic communities in the Florida Keys: Ecology methodology. Proceedings of the 13th International Coastal Society Conference, "Organizing for the Coast." Washington DC, pp. 305-326

Chiappone M, Rutten LM, Miller SL, Swanson DW (In press) Density and habitat distribution of Cliona delitrix on Florida Keys coral substrates. Proceedings of the Seventh International Sponge Conference, Buzios, Brazil.

Chiappone M, Rutten LM, Swanson DW, Miller SL (2009) Population status of the urchin Diadema antillarum in the Florida Keys 25 years after the Caribbean mass mortality. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, pp. 706-710

Chiappone M, Sluka R, Sullivan KM, Schmitt E, Bustamante G, Kelly J, Vega M, Pugibet E, Geraldes FX, Torres RE (1998) Comparison of grouper assemblages in northern areas of the wider Caribbean: A preliminary assessment. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 50: 427-451

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM (1997) Rapid assessment of reefs in the Florida Keys: Results from a synoptic survey. Proceedings of the Eighth International Coral Reef Symposium 2: 1509-1514

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Sluka R (1997) Status of reefs in the central Bahamas based on a large-scale survey. Proceedings of the Eighth International Coral Reef Symposium 1: 345-350

Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Tschirky J (1996) Coral-reef assessment and monitoring methods: Examples from the Florida Keys and Caribbean. Pp. 61-74 In: Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Annual Scientific Diving Symposium, October 12-13, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Chiappone M, Sullivan Sealey KM (2000) Evaluating the success of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a large marine reserve in the central Bahamas. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 51: 509-524

Delgado GA, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Torres RE, Vega M, Geraldes FX (1998) Abundance and size frequency characteristics of queen conch to benthic community structure in Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 50: 1-31

Lang JC, Alcolado PM, Carricart-Gavinet JP, Chiappone M, Curran HA, Dustan P, Geraldes FX, Gittings SR, Smith SR, Tunnell JW, Weiner J (1998) Status of coral reefs in the northern areas of the Wider Caribbean. In Status of coral reefs of the World: 1998. Wilkinson C (Ed) Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, p 123-134

Miller SL, Chiappone M, Rutten LM, Swanson DW (2009) Population status of Acropora corals in the Florida Keys. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, pp. 775-779

Miller SM, Swanson DW, Chiappone M (2002) Multiple spatial scale assessment of coral reef and hard-bottom community structure in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Proceedings of the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium 1: 69-74

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, de Garine M (1999) Habitat characterization and space utilization by epinepheline groupers in the central Bahamas. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 45: 23-36

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Wright R (1997) The benefits of a marine fishery reserve for Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus in the central Bahamas. Proceedings of the Eighth International Coral Reef Symposium 2: 1961-1964

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M, Littau J, Miller M, Rath T, Lara M, Walling L, Reed M (1999) A rapid ecological assessment of Montego Bay, Jamaica: Evaluation of marine parks as marine fisheries reserves. Proceedings Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 45: 709-728

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M, Ninnes C (1996) Characteristics of hard-bottom assemblages for resource mapping of the Caicos Bank. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 44: 143-158

Sullivan KM, Roca R, Peters EC, Chiappone M (1993) Global status of corals in the tropical western Atlantic: Guidelines and assessment. In Colloquium on Global Aspects of Coral Reefs -Health, Hazards, and History. Ginsburg RN (Compiler), Miami, FL, p M50-M56

Torres R, Bustamante G, Chiappone M, Geraldes FX, Pugibet E, Rodriguez Y, Sullivan Sealey KM, Vega M (In press) Fisheries zoning and resource conservation in Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 51

 

Books, Technical Reports, Training Materials and Other Publications

Ault JS, Smith SG, Meester GA, Luo J, Franklin EC, Bohnsack JA, Harper DE, McClellan DB, Miller SL, Swanson DW, Chiappone M (2002) Tortugas surveyed: Synoptic habitat and reef fish surveys support establishment of marine reserves in the Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA. Reef Encounter 31: 22-23

Chiappone M (1996) Coral Watch Program Summary: A report on volunteer and scientific efforts to document the status of reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Nature Conservancy, Marine Conservation Science Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 96 p

Chiappone M (Editor) (2001) Coral reef conservation in marine protected areas: A case study of Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. America Verde, Arlington, Virginia

Chiappone M (Editor) (2001) Fisheries investigations and management implications in marine protected areas of the Caribbean: A case study of Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. America Verde, Arlington, Virginia

Chiappone M (Editor) (2001) Water quality conservation in marine protected areas: A case study of Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic. America Verde, Arlington, Virginia

Chiappone M, Dye R, Lott C, Sluka R, Sullivan KM, Wright R (1996) Site characterization for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 10 volumes. The Preserver of the Farley Court of Publishers, Zenda, WI, 888 p

Chiappone M, Miller SL, Swanson DW (2001) Condylactis gigantea – A giant comes under pressure from the aquarium trade in Florida. Reef Encounter 30: 29-31

Geraldes F, Vega M, Chiappone M (2001) Balancing economics and ecological sustainability: Proposed industrial port development in the Dominican Republic. Reef Encounter 29: 12-14

Miller SL, Precht WF, Chiappone M (2004) Recognizing complexity in biological systems: Making coral reef ecology simple? A Florida case history. Current (Journal of Marine Education) 20: 4-11

Sedaghatkish G, Roca E (Editors) (1999) Rapid ecological assessment: U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA

Sluka R, Chiappone M, Sullivan KM, Wright R (1996) Habitat and life in the Exuma Cays, Bahamas: Status of groupers and coral reefs in the northern cays. Media Publishing, Nassau, Bahamas, 83 p

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M (1994) A rapid ecological assessment of the Montego Bay Marine Park, Jamaica. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, 86 p

Sullivan KM, Chiappone M, Delgado G, Schmitt E (1994) Rapid ecological assessment (REA) methodologies for marine ecosystems in the tropical western Atlantic. The Nature Conservancy, Marine Conservation Science Center, Coral Gables, FL, 153 p

Vega M, Chiappone M, Delgado GA, Wright R, Sullivan KM (1997) Evaluación ecológica integral: Parque Nacional del Este, República Dominicana. Tomo 2: recursos marinos. Media Publishing, Nassau, Bahamas, 93 p