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Physical disturbance and marine benthic communities: life in unconsolidated sediments
Hall, S.J. (1994). Physical disturbance and marine benthic communities: life in unconsolidated sediments. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 32: 179-239
In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. Aberdeen University Press/Allen & Unwin: London. ISSN 0078-3218, more
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Keywords
    Benthos; Consolidation; Ecosystem disturbance; Marine

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  • Hall, S.J.

Abstract
    This review examines the physical and biological processes which move marine intertidal and subtidal sediments and considers available information on the consequences of physical disturbance for benthic communities. The agents examined include waves and currents, bioturbation, fishing and dredging and the intensities and scales upon which the various processes operate is considered. The inter-relationships between the various disturbance processes are also examined.

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