Predation by Patiria miniata (Asteroidea) on bryozoans: Prey diversity may depend on the mechanism of succession

  title={Predation by Patiria miniata (Asteroidea) on bryozoans: Prey diversity may depend on the mechanism of succession},
  author={R. W. Day and R. Osman},
  • R. W. Day, R. Osman
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryIn environments where frequent disturbances interrupt the successional process there will usually be many patches of habitat at intermediate stages of succession. It is then relevant to consider the factors which control local diversity during succession. In offshore kelp forests across the whole Southern Californian Bight settlement panels were rapidly colonised by two species of cyclostome bryozoans (Tubulipora tuba and T. pacifica); but cheilostome bryozoans eventually became dominant… CONTINUE READING
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