Seagrass patch size affects fish responses to edges.

  title={Seagrass patch size affects fish responses to edges.},
  author={Timothy E. Smith and Jeremy S. Hindell and Greg P. Jenkins and Rod M. Connolly},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={79 1},
1. Patch area and proximity of patch edge can influence ecological processes across patchy landscapes and may interact with each other. Different patch sizes have different amounts of core habitat, potentially affecting animal abundances at the edge and middle of patches. In this study, we tested if edge effects varied with patch size. 2. Fish were sampled in 10 various-sized seagrass patches (114-5934 m(2)) using a small (0.5 m(2)) push net in three positions within each patch: the seagrass… CONTINUE READING

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