Effects of pruning a temperate mangrove forest on the associated assemblages of macroinvertebrates

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dc.contributor.author Gladstone, W
dc.contributor.author Schreider, MJ
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T08:49:28Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Marine and Freshwater Research, 2003, 54 (5), pp. 683 - 690
dc.identifier.issn 1323-1650
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15042
dc.description.abstract Mangrove forests around the world are being impacted by development in adjacent land and water areas. An after-control-impact study was undertaken to assess the effects of mangrove forest pruning on the associated benthic macroinvertebrate fauna. Pruning, undertaken 5 years before our sampling period, reduced the height of the forest canopy from 5 m to 1 m. Macrobenthic assemblages were sampled in September 2000 and January 2001 from two randomly selected sites within the pruned section of forest, and two sites in each of two control locations in the same forest. Assemblage composition in the pruned and undisturbed mangrove forests was not significantly different, nor were there significant differences in variability between the two areas. Similarity matrices for assemblages based on higher taxonomic groups and molluscs were highly correlated with similarity matrices for all taxa, indicating the utility of more rapid forms of assessment in this habitat. The results suggest that although short-term impacts may have occurred, no impact on macroinvertebrate assemblages was evident 5 years after the pruning.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1071/MF02083
dc.title Effects of pruning a temperate mangrove forest on the associated assemblages of macroinvertebrates
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Marine and Freshwater Research
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 54
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 683 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 690 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0705 Forestry Sciences
dc.personcode 108858
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Forestry Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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