Structuring zoobenthos: the importance of predation, siphon cropping and physical disturbance

@inproceedings{Bonsdorff1995StructuringZT,
  title={Structuring zoobenthos: the importance of predation, siphon cropping and physical disturbance},
  author={Erik Bonsdorff and Alf Norkko and Eva Song Sandberg},
  year={1995}
}
In a set of field and laboratory experiments, the relative importance of (1) direct predation (measured as mortality in the prey populations), (2) physical disturbance of the sediment (sand and mud), and the combined effects of disturbance and predation, and (3) sublethal siphon cropping, were tested on an infaunal food web in the low-saline northern Baltic Sea. The predators used (Saduria entomon and Crungon crangon) are the major epibenthic crustacean predators of the northern Baltic coastal… CONTINUE READING

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