Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/117103
Citations
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
?
?
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLeung, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCheung, N.en
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.citationMarine Pollution Bulletin, 2017; 115(1-2):376-382en
dc.identifier.issn0025-326Xen
dc.identifier.issn1879-3363en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/117103-
dc.description.abstractOccurrence of algal blooms in coastal waters is predicted to be more prevalent in future. To minimize their occurrence, manipulating the grazing pressure by suspension feeders is a potential management strategy, but its effectiveness may depend on their feeding preference. Therefore, we assessed the clearance rate of a widespread serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans in larval and adult stages on various coastal phytoplankton. Additionally, the growth and development of H. elegans after consuming these phytoplankton were determined to reflect its sustainability to counter algal blooms. Results showed that H. elegans can consume and utilize different phytoplankton, except diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana, for growth and development in both life stages. Given the fast-colonizing ability which allows easy manipulation of abundance, H. elegans is considered practically and biologically ideal for tackling algal blooms. Other suspension feeders with different feeding niches could be used in combination to maximize the versatility of the top-down control.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJonathan Y.S. Leung, Napo K.M. Cheungen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rights© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectAlgal bloom; coastal waters; feeding preference; serpulid polychaete; top-down controlen
dc.titleFeeding behaviour of a serpulid polychaete: turning a nuisance species into a natural resource to counter algal blooms?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030062391en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.12.035en
dc.identifier.pubid283521-
pubs.library.collectionEnvironment Institute publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS14en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidLeung, J. [0000-0001-5846-3401]en
Appears in Collections:Environment Institute publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.