Hurricane effects on backreef echinoderms of the Caribbean

@article{Aronson2004HurricaneEO,
  title={Hurricane effects on backreef echinoderms of the Caribbean},
  author={Richard B. Aronson},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={139-142}
}
The impacts of Hurricanes Gilbert (1988) and Hugo (1989) on echinoderm assemblages were assessed in backreef habitats in Jamaica and St. Croix, respectively. One site on each island was censused before the hurricanes. Ophiuroids were monitored at the Jamaican site for three years following Hurricane Gilbert, and ophiuroids and echinoids were monitored at the site on St. Croix for two years following Hurricane Hugo. No hurricane-related changes in ophiuroid abundance were observed at either site… Expand

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