Relationship between benthic foraminiferal assemblages and environmental factors in atoll lagoons of the central Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia)

@article{Bicchi2002RelationshipBB,
  title={Relationship between benthic foraminiferal assemblages and environmental factors in atoll lagoons of the central Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia)},
  author={E. Bicchi and J.-P. Debenay and Jean Marie Pag{\`e}s},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2002},
  volume={21},
  pages={275-290}
}
Foraminiferal assemblages were studied in ten atoll lagoons in the central Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, in order to determine which environmental factors influence their distribution. Among geomorphological conditions, the degree of aperture has a major influence on lagoonal communities. Cluster and factor analyses reveal a clear contrast between… CONTINUE READING