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Título: Ecology and dynamics of two intertidal algal communities on the littoral of the Island of São Miguel (Azores).
Autor: Neto, Ana I.
Palavras-chave: Intertidal Ecology
Rocky Shores
Seasonality Macroalgae
Data: Ago-2000
Editora: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Citação: Neto, Ana I. (2000). "Ecology and dynamics of two intertidal algal communities on the littoral of the Island of São Miguel (Azores)". «Hydrobiologia», 432(1-3): 135-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1004042808901.
Resumo: The intertidal benthic algal communities of two sites located on opposite coasts of São Miguel Island (Azores), were studied over a 2-year period (September 1993 - September 1995). At both sites (São Roque on the south coast and São Vicente on the north), the littoral region was surveyed from the upper intertidal down to the sublittoral fringe. The survey revealed five distinct zones, with a variable degree of overlapping. The two upper zones were characterized by animals (littorinids and barnacles, respectively). Lower down, algal communities formed three distinct zones: an upper Fucus spiralis/Gelidium microdon association, a more extensive turf zone, and a belt featuring erect or frondose algae. Upper in the eulittoral, the turf was mainly monospecific, and dominated by Caulacanthus ustulatus. The lower eulittoral turf was dominated by articulated coralline algae, the associated species differing between the two sites studied. Mainly erect algae (Pterocladiella, Asparagopsis, etc.) occurred furthest down the shore and extended into the nearby shallow sublittoral. Two intertidal communities were studied at each locality: the upper eulittoral (Caulacanthus turf in São Roque and the Fucus spiralis/Gelidium microdon association at São Vicente), and the lower eulittoral (the coralline turf). The lower littoral communities had a higher algal diversity. A general pattern was observed in the seasonal variation of biomass: the lower levels exhibited the higher values in late summer/early autumn, the period in which the upper levels had the lowest standing crops. Physical factors are proposed to account for this. No significant inter-annual variations could be detected, indicating relatively stable communities, at least on a short-term basis.
Descrição: Copyright © 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/2016
ISSN: 0018-8158 (Print)
1573-5117 (Online)
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1004042808901
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