Spatial patterns of epilithic algal and detrital resources on a windward coral reef

Abstract

Algae and detritus co-occur on reef substrata, but their relative importance to consumers, in terms of biomass and nutrient content, is poorly understood. Epilithic algae, sediment and detritus were sampled among four windward zones at Lizard Island, Australia, using a vacuum sampler. Total N, P and biomass (total organic C) were quantified for algae and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s003380100150

Topics

  • Presentations referencing similar topics