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dc.contributor.authorGollety, Claire
dc.contributor.authorThiébaut, Eric
dc.contributor.authorDavoult, Dominique
dc.identifier.citationGollety , C , Thiébaut , E & Davoult , D 2011 , ' Characteristics of the Ascophyllum nodosum stands and their associated diversity along the coast of Brittany, France ' , Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom , vol. 91 , no. 3 , pp. 569-577 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 15679822
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 5a50a2f9-5bbc-41c4-a882-92593572a650
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 80055057130
dc.description.abstractThe present study aimed at estimating the characteristics of the Ascophyllum nodosum stands along the coast of Brittany, France. Although both an ecologically and economically important macroalga on sheltered rocky shores of the North Atlantic, no study has simultaneously dealt with the variability of the densities, lengths and biomasses of A. nodosum together with a description of its associated algal and animal diversity. There were significant differences in mean lengths and variations in the length–population structures between sites. However, the biomasses and densities showed no significant differences. The biomasses are amongst the highest ones estimated over the entire species distribution. The algal and animal assemblages were typical of A. nodosum zones, but only the identity composition of the algal communities seemed to reflect site differences in environmental forces. The biomasses measured in the present study should help improve future macroalgae biomass and metabolism estimates on regional or global scales. Finally, the data will provide a reference state for future studies on the responses of fucoid canopies to environmental changes.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdomen
dc.rights(c) Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2010en
dc.subjectSpecies richnessen
dc.subjectRocky intertidal communityen
dc.subjectQH Natural historyen
dc.titleCharacteristics of the Ascophyllum nodosum stands and their associated diversity along the coast of Brittany, Franceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sediment Ecology Research Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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