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Article: Spatio-temporal variation in recruitment on a seasonal, tropical rocky shore: The importance of local versus non-local processes

TitleSpatio-temporal variation in recruitment on a seasonal, tropical rocky shore: The importance of local versus non-local processes
Authors
KeywordsDesign
Herbivory
Hong Kong
Nested
Recruitment
Settlement
Spatial variation
Temporal Variation
Tropical rocky shores
Issue Date2001
PublisherInter-Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.int-res.com/journals/meps/index.html
Citation
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2001, v. 215, p. 57-68 How to Cite?
AbstractThe impacts of grazing and recruitment patterns on intertidal assemblage structure were examined on a semi-exposed rocky shore in Hong Kong. Recruitment was monitored in plots arranged in 3 different sites on the shore, in which fence treatments were used to manipulate grazer access. Plots were colonised by a variety of sessile invertebrates, erect and encrusting algae throughout the study period, with different species recruiting to sites 10s of metres apart during the same time period. Recruitment was highest during the winter with erect and encrusting algae colonising free space in all plots. While full fences around plots led to a higher percentage cover of algae, cover in partially fenced and open plots fluctuated at different times and between sites. Free space availability was greatest during summer, due to the seasonal die-off of species and negligible recruitment, as new species were unable to survive the extreme physical conditions during this period. The role of the local process of grazing, therefore, appeared to be of secondary importance in structuring assemblages on Hong Kong shores compared to non-local processes such as recruit supply and seasonal variation in physical stress.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57249
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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:30:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:30:52Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMarine Ecology Progress Series, 2001, v. 215, p. 57-68en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0171-8630en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57249-
dc.description.abstractThe impacts of grazing and recruitment patterns on intertidal assemblage structure were examined on a semi-exposed rocky shore in Hong Kong. Recruitment was monitored in plots arranged in 3 different sites on the shore, in which fence treatments were used to manipulate grazer access. Plots were colonised by a variety of sessile invertebrates, erect and encrusting algae throughout the study period, with different species recruiting to sites 10s of metres apart during the same time period. Recruitment was highest during the winter with erect and encrusting algae colonising free space in all plots. While full fences around plots led to a higher percentage cover of algae, cover in partially fenced and open plots fluctuated at different times and between sites. Free space availability was greatest during summer, due to the seasonal die-off of species and negligible recruitment, as new species were unable to survive the extreme physical conditions during this period. The role of the local process of grazing, therefore, appeared to be of secondary importance in structuring assemblages on Hong Kong shores compared to non-local processes such as recruit supply and seasonal variation in physical stress.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInter-Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.int-res.com/journals/meps/index.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMarine Ecology Progress Seriesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsMarine Ecology - Progress Series. Copyright © Inter-Research.en_HK
dc.subjectDesignen_HK
dc.subjectHerbivoryen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectNesteden_HK
dc.subjectRecruitmenten_HK
dc.subjectSettlementen_HK
dc.subjectSpatial variationen_HK
dc.subjectTemporal Variationen_HK
dc.subjectTropical rocky shoresen_HK
dc.titleSpatio-temporal variation in recruitment on a seasonal, tropical rocky shore: The importance of local versus non-local processesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps215057en_HK
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