Elements of habitat complexity that influence harpacticoid copepods associated with seagrass beds in a temperate bay

  title={Elements of habitat complexity that influence harpacticoid copepods associated with seagrass beds in a temperate bay},
  author={Gregory P. Jenkins and Genefor K. Walker-Smith and Paul A. Hamer},
The influence of habitat structure on abundance and taxonomic richness of epibenthic harpacticoid copepods in seagrass beds of Port Phillip Bay, Australia was investigated using artificial seagrass plants. The density and length of artificial seagrass plants was manipulated at three sites over two sampling times. Results for artificial plants were also compared with controls without plants. The presence of habitat structure in the form of artificial seagrass resulted in a significant increase… 

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