Tidepools in Southern Rhode Island, U.S.A. II. Species Diversity and Similarity Analysis of Macroalgal Communities

  title={Tidepools in Southern Rhode Island, U.S.A. II. Species Diversity and Similarity Analysis of Macroalgal Communities},
  author={J. M. Wolfe and Marilyn M. Harlin},
Macroalgal communities from eight tidepools in southern Rhode Island and Massachusetts were compared to macroalgal communities described previously for pools in New Hampshire, Maine, and Ireland. Species diversity (H') in the eight Rhode Island pools examined followed distinct seasonal patterns in which the highest pools showed greatest species diversity in late winter, preceeding the maximum diversity for mid to low pools up to several months. Species diversity for Rhode Island pools in March… 

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