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Latitudinal patterns in seagrass epifauna: Do patterns exist, and can they be explained?

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Date Issued:
1984
Title: Latitudinal patterns in seagrass epifauna: Do patterns exist, and can they be explained?.
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Name(s): Virnstein, Robert W., creator
Nelson, Walter G., creator
Lewis, F. Graham, III, creator
Howard, Robert K., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1984
Publisher: Springer
Extent: 22 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174854 (digitool), FADT3174854 (IID), fau:5832 (fedora), 10.2307/1351616 (doi)
Note(s): Seagrass-associated epifauna of several taxa constitute a major parallel element of seagrass communities over a range of latitudes. Hypotheses relating to latitudinal variation of several factors (e.g., predation, competition, primary production, habitat structure, stability and time) have been proposed to explain geographic variation in the structure of biological systems. We have summarized available information to firstly determine whether any latitudinal patterns exist for the seagrass-associated epifauna, and secondly to examine hypotheses which might explain observed patterns.
This manuscript is an author version with the finalpublication available at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Virnstein, R. W., Nelson,W. G., Lewis, F. G., III, & Howard, R. K. (1984). Latitudinal patterns in seagrass epifauna: Do patterns exist, and can they be explained? Estuarine, 7(4), 310-330. doi:10.2307/1351616
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #387.
Subject(s): Seagrasses--Habitat
Benthic animals
Seagrasses--Ecology
Latitude variation
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3174854
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1351616
Restrictions on Access: ©1984 Estuarine Research Federation
Host Institution: FAU