Development in an estuarine fouling community: The influence of early colonists on later arrivals

@article{Dean1980DevelopmentIA,
  title={Development in an estuarine fouling community: The influence of early colonists on later arrivals},
  author={Thomas A. Dean and Lawrence E. Hurd},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1980},
  volume={46},
  pages={295-301}
}
SummaryExperiments were performed to determine if earlier colonists inhibited, enhanced, or were necessary for establishment of later colonists during development of an estuarine fouling community at Lewes, Delaware. We determined the significance of earlier stages on the successional process by functionally removing early colonizing species. Since settlement of sessile invertebrates onto our experimental test plates was seasonal, we were able to accomplish functional removal of early colonists… CONTINUE READING

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