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Conference Paper: Seasonal variation in a low shore Fucus serratus (Fucales, Phaeophyta) population and its epiphytic fauna

TitleSeasonal variation in a low shore Fucus serratus (Fucales, Phaeophyta) population and its epiphytic fauna
Authors
Keywordsepiphytes
niche partitioning
rocky shore
seaweed
temporal and spatial variation
Issue Date1996
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158
Citation
Hydrobiologia, Fifteenth International Seaweed Symposium, v. 326/327, p. 191-197 How to Cite?
AbstractSeasonal variation in a Fucus serratus assemblage was studied on the Isle of Man, UK over a 13-month period. Algal cover varied greatly, related to shedding reproductive fronds and winter storms. Peak reproduction was recorded in the autumn. There was little change in density of plants, the population was dominated by a bank of germlings (<20 cm) and an adult mode between 50-70 cm. An indistinct third component of recruiting juveniles was present when gaps in the canopy formed. Seasonal variation in the algae was reflected in the population dynamics of the mobile epiphytes such as Littorina mariae and Lacuna pallidula, which exhibited annual life histories. Sessile species (such as bryozoans) utilized the algae year round, dominating the perennial stipes and lower fronds, which were not shed. Other species utilized the algae in a transient fashion: some feeding on the algae (e.g. Idotea), or other epiphytic animals (e.g. Nucella). Fucus serratus, therefore, provides a variety of spatially and temporally variable niches that explain the diversity of epiphytic animal species that exploit this alga.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111896
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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T03:08:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T03:08:48Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHydrobiologia, Fifteenth International Seaweed Symposium, v. 326/327, p. 191-197en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0018-8158en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/111896-
dc.description.abstractSeasonal variation in a Fucus serratus assemblage was studied on the Isle of Man, UK over a 13-month period. Algal cover varied greatly, related to shedding reproductive fronds and winter storms. Peak reproduction was recorded in the autumn. There was little change in density of plants, the population was dominated by a bank of germlings (<20 cm) and an adult mode between 50-70 cm. An indistinct third component of recruiting juveniles was present when gaps in the canopy formed. Seasonal variation in the algae was reflected in the population dynamics of the mobile epiphytes such as Littorina mariae and Lacuna pallidula, which exhibited annual life histories. Sessile species (such as bryozoans) utilized the algae year round, dominating the perennial stipes and lower fronds, which were not shed. Other species utilized the algae in a transient fashion: some feeding on the algae (e.g. Idotea), or other epiphytic animals (e.g. Nucella). Fucus serratus, therefore, provides a variety of spatially and temporally variable niches that explain the diversity of epiphytic animal species that exploit this alga.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0018-8158en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHydrobiologiaen_HK
dc.subjectepiphytesen_HK
dc.subjectniche partitioningen_HK
dc.subjectrocky shoreen_HK
dc.subjectseaweeden_HK
dc.subjecttemporal and spatial variationen_HK
dc.titleSeasonal variation in a low shore Fucus serratus (Fucales, Phaeophyta) population and its epiphytic faunaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWilliams, GA: hrsbwga@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume326-327en_HK
dc.identifier.spage191en_HK
dc.identifier.epage197en_HK
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
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