Comparing recent and abandoned shell middens to detect the impact of human exploitation on the intertidal ecosystem

@article{Boer2000ComparingRA,
  title={Comparing recent and abandoned shell middens to detect the impact of human exploitation on the intertidal ecosystem},
  author={Willem F. de Boer and T{\^a}nia Maria Augusto Pereira and At Guissamulo},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={34},
  pages={287-297}
}
Abandoned and recent shell middens were compared from Inhaca island, Mozambique, to investigate the impact of human exploitation. The growing human population was expected to increase the exploitation pressure, decrease the mean shell size, and increase the species diversity. Moreover, exploitation-vulnerable species were expected to disappear from recent middens. 29252 shells were collected from 6 recent and 8 abandoned middens, comprising 78 species, the majority bivalves. Pinctada nigra was… CONTINUE READING

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