Temporal variation in organic matter supply in kelp forests: linking structure to trophic functioning

@article{Leclerc2013TemporalVI,
  title={Temporal variation in organic matter supply in kelp forests: linking structure to trophic functioning},
  author={J. Leclerc and P. Riera and C. Leroux and L. L{\'e}v{\^e}que and D. Davoult},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2013},
  volume={494},
  pages={87-105}
}
Owing to their productivity, kelps may be the main primary carbon source for consumers in coastal areas. Their contribution has often been compared to that of phytoplankton, but the potential involvement of the red algae associated with kelp forests has been overlooked. All these 3 primary sources have distinct life cycles and may contribute to the particulate organic matter pool differently according to season. In the present study, we characterised the trophic structure of a pristine… Expand
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