Meadows of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica are a significant source of organic matter for adjoining ecosystems

@inproceedings{Cardona2007MeadowsOT,
  title={Meadows of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica are a significant source of organic matter for adjoining ecosystems},
  author={Luis Cardona and M. Revelles and M. {\'A}. Sales and Alex Aguilar and Asunci{\'o}n Borrell},
  year={2007}
}
Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen were used to assess the relevance of 4 primary carbon sources (the macroalga Cystoseira balearica, decaying blades of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica, seagrass epiphytes and pelagic particulate organic matter [POM]) for consumers inhabiting 3 adjoining subtidal habitats in the Western Mediterranean: seagrass meadows, unvegetated sandy patches and the overlying pelagic ecosystem. MANOVA and ANOVA revealed statistically significant differences between the… CONTINUE READING

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