Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
01 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2024

Diversity and density relationships between lebensspuren and tracemaking organisms: a study case from abyssal northwest Pacific

Olmo Miguez-Salas, Angelika Brandt, Henry Knauber, and Torben Riehl


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2023-81', Rachel Przeslawski, 10 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Olmo Miguez Salas, 12 Jul 2023
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Rachel Przeslawski, 14 Jul 2023
        • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Olmo Miguez Salas, 08 Nov 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2023-81', Autun Purser, 16 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Olmo Miguez Salas, 03 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Nov 2023) by Andrew Thurber
AR by Olmo Miguez Salas on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Dec 2023) by Andrew Thurber
AR by Olmo Miguez Salas on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2023)
Short summary
In the deep sea, the interaction between benthic fauna (tracemakers) and substrate can be preserved as traces (i.e. lebensspuren), which are common features of seafloor landscapes, rendering them promising proxies for inferring biodiversity from marine images. No general correlation was observed between traces and benthic fauna. However, a local correlation was observed between specific stations depending on unknown tracemakers, tracemaker behaviour, and lebensspuren morphotypes.
Final-revised paper