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Do macrofauna structure meiofauna assemblages in marine soft-bottoms? A review of experimental studies
Durant les trois dernieres decennies, un nombre considerable d'etudes ont ete realisees en vue de montrer les effets de la macrofaune sur les peuplements de la meiofaune des fonds meubles marins.
Seasonal Dynamics of Sublittoral Meiobenthos in Relation to Phytoplankton Sedimentation in the Baltic Sea
The hypothesis that meiobenthic animals react in two ways to phytoplankton sedimentation is supported, with surface feeders directly assimilating sedimented phy toplankon, and increasing markedly following the spring bloom, while subsurface feeders experience a more stable food supply, and rely only indirectly on sedimentedphytopLankton.
Meiobenthos in mangrove areas in eastern Africa with emphasis on assemblage structure of free-living marine nematodes
A survey was conducted to examine spatial variations in the population density of major meiofaunal taxa and the assemblage structure of free-living marine nematodes within 5 mangrove areas on the west and east coast of Zanzibar indicating the absence of a well defined nematode assemblages confined to mangroves.
Intertidal Meiofauna of four sandy beaches in Iceland
Nematodes were common in all beaches, whereas cope pods were scarce in all but one, where they dominated, and of the major groups the nematodes had the most uniform verti...
Free-living marine nematodes actively choose habitat when descending from the water column
The results obtained show that the conception of nematodes as passive particles in the water column is not entirely valid, and that the smallest nema- todes are also the most efficient in choosing habitat.
Species specific uptake of radio-labelled phytodetritus by benthic meiofauna from the Baltic Sea
There seems to be quite strong selection both for and against the diatom among epistrate feeders as well as among so-called non-selective deposit feeders, which contradicts the hypothesis claiming that meiobenthic animals read in 2 ways to phytoplankton sedimentation.
The East African Decapod Crab Neosarmatium meinerti (de Man) Sweeps Mangrove Floors Clean of Leaf Litter
Leaf litter removal by the abundant mangrove decapod crab Neosarmatium meinerti was studied in series of field and laboratory experiments in East Africa, indicating strong competition for leaf litter.
Harpacticoid copepod communities of floating seaweed: controlling factors and implications for dispersal
The structure of harpacticoid copepod communities of floating detached intertidal algae was studied by surveys and experiments, finding diversity and abundance increased with size and complexity of the clumps, and species diversity was higher than in the free-floating clumps.