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Article: Disturbance and subsequent recovery of mid-shore assemblages on seasonal, tropical, rocky shores

TitleDisturbance and subsequent recovery of mid-shore assemblages on seasonal, tropical, rocky shores
Authors
KeywordsDisturbance
Hong Kong
Seasonal variation
Succession
Summer die-off
Tropical rocky shores
Typhoon
Issue Date2003
PublisherInter-Research. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.int-res.com/journals/meps/index.html
Citation
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2003, v. 249, p. 25-38 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong experiences a strongly seasonal climate, with distinct hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters, which has a great influence on intertidal assemblages. The impacts and relative importance of disturbance events on assemblage structure and subsequent recovery in this environment were examined on semi-exposed rocky shores. In August 1997, Typhoon Victor affected Hong Kong coastal waters bringing high seas and strong winds. Effects on mid-shore assemblage structure were patchy, with an increase in free space and a decrease in the abundance of the dominant molluscan grazer Monodonta labio occurring on one 10 m site on a shore, but not at other areas 10s of m away. The long-term impacts of this pulse disturbance were, however, negligible, as at this time of year there is little algal cover and grazer abundances are low, due to predictable annual disturbance caused by an increase in temperature with the onset of summer. Monitoring of plots artificially disturbed at different times of the year showed that recovery to undisturbed conditions was rapid following pulse disturbance events such as typhoons. Such disturbances had no lasting (> 6 mo) effect, as the die-off of species in the summer caused assemblages on shores to dissipate, and any long-term impacts of these disturbances were not obvious after one summer. It appears that the short-term effects of pulse disturbances on Hong Kong shores are rapidly eclipsed by annual, summer die-off events.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57255
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dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Nen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:31:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:31:00Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMarine Ecology Progress Series, 2003, v. 249, p. 25-38en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0171-8630en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57255-
dc.description.abstractHong Kong experiences a strongly seasonal climate, with distinct hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters, which has a great influence on intertidal assemblages. The impacts and relative importance of disturbance events on assemblage structure and subsequent recovery in this environment were examined on semi-exposed rocky shores. In August 1997, Typhoon Victor affected Hong Kong coastal waters bringing high seas and strong winds. Effects on mid-shore assemblage structure were patchy, with an increase in free space and a decrease in the abundance of the dominant molluscan grazer Monodonta labio occurring on one 10 m site on a shore, but not at other areas 10s of m away. The long-term impacts of this pulse disturbance were, however, negligible, as at this time of year there is little algal cover and grazer abundances are low, due to predictable annual disturbance caused by an increase in temperature with the onset of summer. Monitoring of plots artificially disturbed at different times of the year showed that recovery to undisturbed conditions was rapid following pulse disturbance events such as typhoons. Such disturbances had no lasting (> 6 mo) effect, as the die-off of species in the summer caused assemblages on shores to dissipate, and any long-term impacts of these disturbances were not obvious after one summer. It appears that the short-term effects of pulse disturbances on Hong Kong shores are rapidly eclipsed by annual, summer die-off events.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.subjectDisturbanceen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectSeasonal variationen_HK
dc.subjectSuccessionen_HK
dc.subjectSummer die-offen_HK
dc.subjectTropical rocky shoresen_HK
dc.subjectTyphoonen_HK
dc.titleDisturbance and subsequent recovery of mid-shore assemblages on seasonal, tropical, rocky shoresen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0171-8630&volume=249&spage=25&epage=38&date=2003&atitle=Disturbance+and+subsequent+recovery+of+mid-shore+assemblages+on+seasonal,+tropical,+rocky+shoresen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWilliams, GA: hrsbwga@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps249025en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume249en_HK
dc.identifier.spage25en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHutchinson, N=7007086021en_HK
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