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- Archer, Lesley, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology 2016 v.477 pp. 47-56
- Laminaria; biodiversity; community structure; computed tomography; ecosystem engineers; ecosystems; fauna; fractal dimensions; habitats; image analysis; keystone species; least squares; macroalgae; prioritization; surface area; variance
- ... Ecosystem engineers that increase habitat complexity are keystone species in marine systems, increasing shelter and niche availability, and therefore biodiversity. For example, kelp holdfasts form intricate structures and host the largest number of organisms in kelp ecosystems. However, methods that quantify 3D habitat complexity have only seldom been used in marine habitats, and never in kelp hol ...