Food web structure of the benthic community at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain ( NE Atlantic ) : a stable isotope analysis

@inproceedings{Iken2001FoodWS,
  title={Food web structure of the benthic community at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain ( NE Atlantic ) : a stable isotope analysis},
  author={Katrin B Iken and Thomas Brey and U. Wandb and Juergen Voigt and P. Junghansc},
  year={2001}
}
The deep-sea benthic community at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (NE Atlantic) is a highly food limited system. The annual input of sedimenting phytodetritus, which reaches the sea floor around May/June, is the major input of energy. The relative trophic position of the most abundant components of the benthos (90 species or higher taxonomic groups), including meiofaunal, macrofaunal, and megafaunal organisms, was evaluated by stable isotope analysis. The majority of the macroand megafaunal… CONTINUE READING
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