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- O'Flynn, Sarah, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Marine pollution bulletin 2019 v.140 pp. 157-164
- algae; biocenosis; detritus; ecosystems; fish; food webs; foraging; leaves; macroinvertebrates; predators; river deltas; water pollution; China; Yellow River
- ... Understanding the environmental context where heterogeneous ecological processes affect biotic interactions is a key aim of ecological research. However, mechanisms underlying spatial variation in trophic interactions linked to resource availability across ecosystem gradients remains unclear. We experimentally manipulated the interactive effects of predator fish and quantitative gradient of leaf d ...
- O'Flynn, Sarah, et al. Show all 15 Authors
- Journal of sea research 2019 v.144 pp. 85-94
- Cancer pagurus; Pholis; Portunidae; Sabellaria; biodiversity; continental shelf; crabs; habitats; issues and policy; reefs; sand; valleys; North Sea
- ... The tube-building polychaete Sabellaria spinulosa (Ross worm) can form conspicuous biogenic reefs that stabilize the seabed and increase biodiversity by providing a habitat for a multitude of other species. These reefs, however, are assumed to be vulnerable to human-induced physical disturbances of the seabed. In the Greater North Sea, S. spinulosa reefs are recognized to be under threat and worth ...