An experimental analysis of the effects of light and zooplankton on coral zonation

@article{Wellington1982AnEA,
  title={An experimental analysis of the effects of light and zooplankton on coral zonation},
  author={Gerard M. Wellington},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1982},
  volume={52},
  pages={311-320}
}
In Panamá, vertical zonation of coral species is well marked; branching corals (Pocillopora spp.) predominate in shallow (1–6 m) water while massive forms (Pavona spp.) occupy the deeper (6–10 m) areas of the reef. To test the hypothesis that this zonation represents differential resource utilization (i.e., niche partitioning of food resources), one year manipulative field experiments were conducted at two depths (1 m and 7 m below Mean Lower Sea Level) assessing the relative contribution of… CONTINUE READING
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