Habitat complexity mitigates trophic transfer on oyster reefs

@inproceedings{Grabowski2004HabitatCM,
  title={Habitat complexity mitigates trophic transfer on oyster reefs},
  author={Jonathan H. Grabowski and Sean Paul Powers},
  year={2004}
}
Structured habitats within several aquatic systems have been characterized as having higher abundances of both predators and their prey. Understanding this somewhat paradoxical phenomenon requires teasing apart how habitat complexity influences predator-prey dynamics. To determine whether habitat complexity influences predator foraging efficiency, we measured predator foraging rates within structurally simple and complex habitats. We selected as our test system mud crabs feeding on juvenile… CONTINUE READING

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