Phillips, R.C.; Milchakova, N.A. (2003). Seagrass ecosystems. Mar. Ecol. J. 2(2): 29-39
In: Marine Ecological Journal = Mors'kyj ehkologichnyj zhurnal. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Sevastopol'. ISSN 1684-1557, more
Ecosystems; Energy flow; Nutrient cycles; Production (biological); Seagrass; Marine
The seagrass ecosystem is defined as a unit of biological organization comprised of interacting biotic and abiotic components. The structural components are shelter and food and feeding pathways and biodiversity. Functional components include the rate of nutrient cycling, the rate of energy flow, and biological regulation. Healthy intact seagrass ecosystems provide services since they relate to the health, stability and well-being of the environment in which they live, but also to that of human populations.
- Seagrasses of the Crimean coastal zone (Black Sea, 1960-2009), more