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Macroalgal turfs in the Azores
Wallenstein, F.M.; Terra, M.R.; Pombo, J.; Neto, A.I. (2009). Macroalgal turfs in the Azores, in: Proceedings of the 43rd European Marine Biology Symposium, The Azores Islands (Portugal), 8-12 September 2008. Marine Ecology (Berlin), 30(S1): pp. 113-117. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0485.2009.00311.x
In: (2009). Proceedings of the 43rd European Marine Biology Symposium, The Azores Islands (Portugal), 8-12 September 2008. Marine Ecology (Berlin), 30(S1). Wiley: London. 202 pp., more
In: Marine Ecology (Berlin). Blackwell: Berlin. ISSN 0173-9565, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Calcareous turf; intestidal; non-calcareous turf; rocky shores

Authors  Top 
  • Wallenstein, F.M.
  • Terra, M.R.
  • Pombo, J.
  • Neto, A.I., more

Abstract
    Studies on macroalgal communities of the Azores report algal turfs as one of the most conspicuous ecological entities occurring on the rocky shores of these islands. The present study investigates the influence of shore height and substratum on turf composition. Data were analysed using the software PRIMER and results confirmed the previous distinction between calcareous, dominated by articulated coralline algae, and non-calcareous turfs, characterized mainly by small red algae. However, no differences in species composition were found in either type of turf occurring on different substrata or at different shore levels.

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