Mixed species diets enhance the growth of two rocky intertidal herbivores

@article{Aquilino2012MixedSD,
  title={Mixed species diets enhance the growth of two rocky intertidal herbivores},
  author={Kristin M. Aquilino and Meghan E. Coulbourne and John J. Stachowicz},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2012},
  volume={468},
  pages={179-189}
}
Seaweeds provide food and shelter for countless species of invertebrates. Many studies show how particular species of seaweed facilitate particular invertebrates, but few examine the simultaneous effects of multiple seaweeds, despite the fact that algal composition and diversity are known to vary considerably. We conducted laboratory experiments to determine how algal species richness affected the consumption and growth of 2 common rocky shore herbivores: the turban snail Chlorostoma funebralis… 

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