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Productivity and biomass of Thalassia testudinum as related to water column nutrient availability and epiphyte levels: field observations and experimental studies

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Date Issued:
1991
Title: Productivity and biomass of Thalassia testudinum as related to water column nutrient availability and epiphyte levels: field observations and experimental studies.
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Name(s): Tomasko, D. A., creator
Lapointe, Brian E., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Inter-Research Science Center
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3350863 (digitool), FADT3350863 (IID), fau:6471 (fedora)
Note(s): Thalassia testudinum meadows from 0.5 m and 2.0 m (MLW) depths were studied at 9 sites in the Florida Keys and western Caribbean. Two meadows, one offshore of a populated island with over 2000 septic tanks, and one offshore of a large bird rookery, were similar in having elevated levels of water column nutrients (DIN and SRP), greater epiphyte levels, low shoot densities, low leaf area indices, and low biomass. Increased blade turnover time was partially responsible for increased epiphyte levels offshore of the populated island, but epiphyte communities developed faster on seagrass blades there than at a paired site offshore of an uninhabited island.
This manuscript is available at http://www.int-res.com/ and may be cited as: Tomasko, D. A., & Lapointe, B. E. (1991). Productivity and biomass of Thalassia testudinum as related to water column nutrient availability and epiphyte levels: field observations and experimental studies. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 75, 9-17.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #845.
Subject(s): Seagrasses
Seagrasses --Ecology
Seagrasses --Caribbean Area --Congresses
Seagrasses --Florida
Epiphytes
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3350863
Restrictions on Access: ©1991 Inter-Research Science Center
Host Institution: FAU