Macrofaunal associations with seagrass epiphytes Relative importance of trophic and structural characteristics *

  title={Macrofaunal associations with seagrass epiphytes Relative importance of trophic and structural characteristics *},
  author={Kenneth L. Heck},
Attached epiphytes often make important contributions to total primary production in seagrass meadows. Additionally, they may increase the spatial complexity of seagrass habitats. Experiments conducted using artificial seagrass units (ASU) manipulated both epiphytic structure and epiphytic food resources. Previous work suggested that the increase in faunal density associated with epiphytes was related to increases in structure, but our results indicate that the primary impact of epiphytes lies… CONTINUE READING
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