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Organisation and seasonal progression within the epifaunal communities of coastal macroalgae
Oswald, R.C.; Seed, R. (1986). Organisation and seasonal progression within the epifaunal communities of coastal macroalgae. Cah. Biol. Mar. 27(1): 29-40
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Oswald, R.C.
  • Seed, R.

Abstract
    Coastal macroalgae provide an array of resources for exploitation by a wide variety of invertebrates. Their fronds frequently support dense epifaunal assemblages within which sedentary filter feeders such as bryozoans, serpulids, hydroids, sponges and tunicates are well represented. Since the availability of two dimensional space for attachment is often restricted in such habitats, competition for this resource is potentially severe. This paper considers how this limited, though renewable (through plant growth) resource is effectively partitioned amongst the dominant species and examines some of the factors determining competitive

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