Ecology of Deposit-Feeding Animals in Marine Sediments

@inproceedings{Lopez1987EcologyOD,
  title={Ecology of Deposit-Feeding Animals in Marine Sediments},
  author={Glenn R. Lopez and Jeffrey S. Levinton},
  year={1987}
}
Deposit-feeding animals acquire food by swallowing large volumes of sediment. Possible food sources include organic debris and sediment-associated microbes. The relative importance of these classes of food is currelty an area of active research. The idea that microbes attached to sediment and detritus particles constitute the major food source for deposit feeders is being replaced by more complex models that incorporate interactions between animals and the food sources in the sedimentary matrix… CONTINUE READING

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