Attenuation of water flow inside seagrass canopies of differing structure

  title={Attenuation of water flow inside seagrass canopies of differing structure},
  author={Charles H. Peterson and Richard A. Luettich and Fiorenza Micheli and Gregory A. Skilleter},
An understanding of how habitat structure influences physical environmental processes that are important to organisms utilizing the habitat is a necessary basis for predicting biological responses to habitat variation. Seagrass meadows represent an important coastal nursery habitat that modifies the local flow environment. We used basic fluid-dynamic balances to construct a simple model of the effects of seagrass habitat structure on mean flow within and above the canopy, and tested… CONTINUE READING
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