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Título: Early patterns of recovery from disturbance in intertidal algal assemblages: consistency across regions within a marine province
Autor: Martins, Gustavo M.
Jenkins, Stuart R.
Ramírez, Rubén
Tuya, Fernando
Neto, Ana I.
Arenas, Francisco
Palavras-chave: Perturbation
Community Structure
Spatial Scales
Species Numbers and Identity
Data: Dez-2014
Editora: Inter-Research Science Center
Citação: Martins GM, Jenkins SR, Ramírez R, Tuya F, Neto AI, Arenas F (2014). "Early patterns of recovery from disturbance in intertidal algal assemblages: consistency across regions within a marine province". Marine Ecology Progress Series, 517: 131-142.
Resumo: The importance of disturbance and the subsequent rate and pattern of recovery has been long recognised as an important driver of community structure. Community recovery is affected by processes operating at local and regional scales yet the examination of community level responses to a standardised disturbance at regional scales (i.e. among regions under different environmental conditions) has seldom been attempted. Here, we mechanically disturbed rocky intertidal lower shore algal dominated assemblages at three locations within each of three different regions within the Lusitanian biogeographical province (Azores, northern Portugal and the Canary Islands). All organisms were cleared from experimental plots and succession followed over a period of 12 months at which time we formally compared the assemblage structure to that of unmanipulated controls. Early patterns of recovery of disturbed communities varied among regions and was positively influenced by temperature, but not by regional species richness. Different components of the assemblage responded differently to disturbance. Regional differences in the relative abundance and identity of species had a key influence on the overall assemblage recovery. This study highlights how regional-scales differences in environmental conditions and species pool are important determinants of recovery of disturbed communities.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/3253
DOI: 10.3354/meps11051
Versão do Editor: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v517/p131-142/
Aparece nas colecções:DBIO - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Articles in International Journals

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