Spatial patterns of diverse macrofaunal assemblages in coralline turf and their association with environmental variables

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dc.contributor.author Kelaher, BP
dc.contributor.author Chapman, MG
dc.contributor.author Underwood, AJ
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:44:14Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2001, 81 (6), pp. 291 - 307
dc.identifier.issn 0025-3154
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8584
dc.description.abstract Mats of articulated coralline algal turf are common on many rocky intertidal shores. The dense fronds provide a habitat for extremely diverse and abundant macrofaunal assemblages. Despite a large contribution to faunal biodiversity of rocky shores, little has been published about these assemblages. This study describes patterns of distribution and abundance of macrofauna in coralline turf on rocky shores around Sydney. In addition, the potential of environmental variables (sediment, epiphytes, length and density of coralline fronds) for determining these patterns was also investigated. Relatively consistent differences were found between macrofauna in low- and mid-shore areas at all times of sampling and on all shores. Although there was some variation among shores, there was generally significant variation in macrofauna between sites separated by tens of metres. Generally, a relatively small number of taxa were responsible for the great majority of dissimilarity between assemblages. Apart for the small bivalve Lasaea australis, however, these taxa varied between heights on the shore, among times of sampling and among shores. These data illustrate the important contribution that coralline turf has for biodiversity of faunal assemblages on rocky shores around Sydney. They also provide a basis for investigating biological processes and physical factors responsible for structuring patterns of biodiversity of macrofaunal assemblage in coralline turf.
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dc.publisher Cambridge Journals
dc.title Spatial patterns of diverse macrofaunal assemblages in coralline turf and their association with environmental variables
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 81
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 291 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 307 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Water & Environmental Resource Mgmnt en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases
dc.for 070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
dc.for 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology)
dc.personcode 040098
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) 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
dc.description.keywords en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of the Environment
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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