Colonization of a dynamic substrate: factors influencing recruitment of the wood-boring isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans, onto red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) prop roots.

@article{Brooks2001ColonizationOA,
  title={Colonization of a dynamic substrate: factors influencing recruitment of the wood-boring isopod, Sphaeroma terebrans, onto red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) prop roots.},
  author={Allen R. Brooks and Susan S Bell},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={127},
  pages={522-532}
}
The isopod Sphaeroma terebrans, which bores into the prop roots of the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle, can cause death and subsequent breakage of the inhabited root and, debatably, may reduce the support system of the tree. [] Key Method A series of in situ experimental manipulations were conducted over 2 years. The first experimental protocol examined colonization of intact root substratum.

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