Urban vs. extra-urban environments: scales of variation of intertidal benthic assemblages in north Portugal.

Abstract

Littoral areas are subject to severe and increasing pressures resulting from human activities occurring along or next to the coast. In this study, patterns of variability in the structure of rocky intertidal benthic assemblages and in the abundance of individual taxa were compared between locations close to the coastal cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.02.005