Journal article

Roles of larval supply and behavior in determining settlement of barnacles in a temperate mangrove forest

S Satumanatpan, MJ Keough

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2001

Abstract

Recruitment is often a major influence on the spatial distribution of populations of benthic marine invertebrates, but the contributions of different components of recruitment are not well known, with the added complication that the relative importance of various life-history processes may be scale-dependent. Previously, we have shown that over a large scale across a mangrove (Avicennia marina) forest in southeastern Australia, settlement of the barnacle Elminius covertus explained its patterns of recruitment, which in turn explained the distribution of adults on mangrove pneumatophores. Post-settlement mortality had little influence on this pattern. In contrast, small-scale vertical distrib..

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