Size distribution, density and disturbance in two Mediterranean gorgonians: Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella singularis

@article{Linares2008SizeDD,
  title={Size distribution, density and disturbance in two Mediterranean gorgonians: Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella singularis},
  author={C. Linares and R. Coma and J. Garrabou and D. D{\'i}az and M. Zabala},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={688-699}
}
Summary 1 Gorgonians are long-lived engineering species and their conservation is crucial to maintaining the biodiversity of marine communities. The slow dynamics displayed by these species make them especially vulnerable when faced with increasing disturbances. 2 The sessile nature and structural role of gorgonians provide several ecological similarities with trees, allowing the application of different approaches developed by forest ecology studies to overcome the constraint of long… Expand
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