Productivity enhances benthic species richness along an oligotrophic Indian Ocean continental margin

  title={Productivity enhances benthic species richness along an oligotrophic Indian Ocean continental margin},
  author={Anna W Mccallum and Skipton N. C. Woolley and Magdalena Błażewicz-Paszkowycz and Joanna G. Browne and Sarah Gerken and Rudy J. Kloser and Gary C. B. Poore and David A. Staples and Anna E. Syme and Joanne Taylor and Genefor K. Walker-Smith and Alan Williams and Robin S Wilson},
  journal={Global Ecology and Biogeography},
Aims Marine soft sediments cover much of the deep ocean and are one of the largest habitats in the world, yet much of our understanding about their diversity is based on sampling in the North Atlantic. The deep-sea benthos provides a simplified environment in which to explore the processes which maintain species richness. Here we investigate the influence of energy and habitat complexity on benthic species richness along an oligotrophic continental margin within the Indian Ocean… 

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