Checking the concurrence among macrobenthic organism distribution patterns at different taxonomic scales in relation to environmental factors

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Title: Checking the concurrence among macrobenthic organism distribution patterns at different taxonomic scales in relation to environmental factors
Authors: Del-Pilar-Ruso, Yoana | de-la-Ossa-Carretero, Jose Antonio | Gimenez-Casalduero, Francisca | Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis | San Martín Peral, Guillermo
Research Group/s: Biología Marina | Recursos Hídricos y Desarrollo Sostenible
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada
Keywords: Soft bottom | Macrobenthos | Polychaeta | Syllidae | Taxonomic scales | Mediterranean Sea
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Sea Research. 2013, Accepted Manuscript. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2013.11.004
Abstract: The interaction of both natural conditions and anthropogenic environmental impacts can lead to different soft-bottom macrobenthic distribution patterns. Soft-bottom macrobenthic community was analysed at different taxonomic scales in order to evaluate whether diverse subset of organisms respond to the variability of the environmental pressures (natural and human induced) showing or not similar distribution patterns. Therefore, this long-term survey had been focused on a heterogeneous area, where both anthropogenic and natural stress may affect the community. Three perpendicular transects to the coast were established and stations at 4, 10 and 15 m depths were sampled at each transect twice a year (summer- winter) from 2004 to 2009. Non-parametric multivariate techniques were used to analyse soft-bottom macrobenthic community distribution and its relation to the environmental factors. Similar distribution patterns between investigated taxonomic levels were detected and they were mainly related to depth.
Sponsor: This work was funded by the “Mancomunidad de los Canales de Taibilla”.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/34206
ISSN: 1385-1101 (Print) | 1873-1414 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2013.11.004
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.11.004
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