Relationship between species richness and morphodynamics in sandy beaches : what are the underlying factors ?

  title={Relationship between species richness and morphodynamics in sandy beaches : what are the underlying factors ?},
  author={Alejandro Brazeiro},
One of the most documented generalisations in sandy beach ecology is the trend for species richness of macroinvertebrates to decrease along a morphodynamic gradient from the dissipative to the reflective condition. This widely documented pattern remains unexplained, because the responsible ecological factors and underlying biological processes are still unknown. It has been proposed that swash condition, which changes significantly along the morphodynamic gradient, is the key limiting factor… CONTINUE READING


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