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