Seascape and metacommunity processes regulate fish assemblage structure in coastal wetlands

@article{Davis2014SeascapeAM,
  title={Seascape and metacommunity processes regulate fish assemblage structure in coastal wetlands},
  author={Ben Davis and Ronald Baker and Marcus Sheaves},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2014},
  volume={500},
  pages={187-202}
}
Faunal complexity is an impediment to understanding the function of fragmented coastal wetlands. Conceiving faunal communities as part of a larger network of communities (or a metacommunity) helps to resolve this complexity by enabling simultaneous consideration of local environmental influences and 'regional' dispersal-driven processes. We assessed the role of local vs. regional factors on the fish assemblage structure of a wetland system comprising 20 tidal pools. In equivalent freshwater… 

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