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Integrated geomorphological and ecological studies on rocky shores in southern Britain
Trudgill, S. (1988). Integrated geomorphological and ecological studies on rocky shores in southern Britain. Field Stud. 7: 239-279
In: Field Studies. Field Studies Council: London. ISSN 0428-304X, more

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Keywords
    Ecology; Geomorphology; Rocky shores; ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Trudgill, S.

Abstract
    The relationship between landforms and organisms on rocky shores is often a two-way one. The shape and distribution of intertidal landforms, such as pinnacles and potholes, can substantially modify exposure conditions, giving rise to micro-habitats for both plants and animals . On many shores, and especially on calcareous rocks such as limestone, landforms can be produced or modified by the erosive actions of plants and animals-actions collectively termed bioerosion. This paper first discusses the principles involved in an integrated geomorphological and ecological study of rocky shores and then describes specific case studies.

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