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The influence of predatory decapods, refuge, and microhabitat selection on seagrass communities

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Date Issued:
1985
Title: The influence of predatory decapods, refuge, and microhabitat selection on seagrass communities.
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Name(s): Leber, Kenneth M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1985
Publisher: The Ecological Society of America
Extent: 15 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3172808 (digitool), FADT3172808 (IID), fau:5680 (fedora), 10.2307/2937391 (doi)
Note(s): This research was designed (1) to examine the role of predatory decapod crustaceans as an organizingforce in prey distribution and abundance patterns, and (2) to compare the importance of vegetation as a prey refuge from predators with its importance as a microhabitat for epifauna in seagrass meadows. After documenting the predator-exclusion effectiveness of a new cage design by defaunating and monitoring faunal immigration into cages during a 2-mo period of high predator densities, I initiated a l -mo manipulative field experiment designed to examine the refuge value of vegetation.
This manuscript is available at http://www.esajournals.org/loi/ecol and may be cited as: Leber, K. M. (1985). The influence of predatory decapods, refuge, and microhabitat selection on seagrass communities. Ecology, 66(6), 1951-1964. doi:10.2307/2937391
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #428.
Subject(s): Shrimps
Seagrasses --Mexico, Gulf of --Identification
Seagrasses –Ecology
Thalassia
Decapoda (Crustacea)
Predation (Biology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3172808
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2937391
Restrictions on Access: ©1985 The Ecological Society of America
Host Institution: FAU