Changes of macrobenthos composition under different ENSO cycle conditions on the continental shelf off central Chile

Abstract

The course of environmental conditions and shelf macrobenthic communities off Central Chile ( 361S) during the strong 1997–98 El Niño (EN) event is compared with a subsequent and basically ‘‘normal’’ period (2002–2003). Changes in macrofaunal community, feeding mode structure, and biomass size spectra are contrasted over time with changes in oceanographic… (More)

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