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Changes in intertidal benthos communities after an increase in salinity
Wolff, W.F. (1971). Changes in intertidal benthos communities after an increase in salinity, in: Zavodnik, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixth European Symposium on Marine Biology, Rovinj, Croatia, Yugoslavia September 27-October 2, 1971. Thalassia Jugoslavica, 7(1): pp. 429-434
In: Zavodnik, D. (Ed.) (1971). Proceedings of the Sixth European Symposium on Marine Biology, Rovinj, Croatia, Yugoslavia September 27-October 2, 1971. Thalassia Jugoslavica, 7(1). Center for Marine Research: Rovinj. 445 pp., more
In: Thalassia Jugoslavica. Institut za Biologiju Mora u Rovinju: Zagreb. ISSN 0495-4025, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Brackish water

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  • Wolff, W.F.

Abstract
    The Krammer-Volkerak estuary, a typical salt-wedge estuary with a salinity gradient from 0.3 to 15 ppt Cl', was dammed up in early 1969. This resulted in an increase of salinity seaward of the closing dam until a salinity of 9-15 ppt Cl' had been reached everywhere. The brackish-water fauna survived this environmental change, whereas a marine fauna immediately started the colonization of the new area. This resulted in an increase of the within-habitat as well as of the between-habitat diversity, still going on after 28 months.

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