Diel and tidal cycles regulate larval dynamics in salt marshes and mangrove forests

@article{Ricardo2014DielAT,
  title={Diel and tidal cycles regulate larval dynamics in salt marshes and mangrove forests},
  author={Gerard F. Ricardo and Andrew R. Davis and Nathan A. Knott and Todd E. Minchinton},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={161},
  pages={769-784}
}
Variation in the release and recruitment of larvae of estuarine invertebrates affects the distribution and abundance of adults, as well as trophic interactions in both the plankton and the benthos. Larval release and supply are often timed to environmental cycles such as the diel and tidal cycles. Here, we determined using plankton tows whether the abundance of larvae spanning salt marsh and mangrove habitats across the intertidal landscape varied with diel and tidal cycles. Using three… 
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