Habitat structure is more important than nutrient supply in modifying mussel bed assemblage in an upwelling area of the Peruvian coast

@article{Firstater2010HabitatSI,
  title={Habitat structure is more important than nutrient supply in modifying mussel bed assemblage in an upwelling area of the Peruvian coast},
  author={Fausto N. Firstater and Fernando Jos{\'e} Hidalgo and Betina J. Lomovasky and Elmer Ramos and Patricia Gamero and Oscar Osvaldo Iribarne},
  journal={Helgoland Marine Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={65},
  pages={187-196}
}
Upwelling intensity modifies coastal primary production and influences individual traits of habitat-forming species. Along the Peruvian coast, beds of the mytilid Perumytilus purpuratus provide structurally complex habitats that harbour many organisms. We predict that in the nutrient-rich system of Central Peru, the modification of structural complexity would have stronger effects on the Perumytilus community than nutrient addition. We experimentally examined the effects of nutrient addition on… CONTINUE READING