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Type: Thesis
Title: Production ecology and ecophysiology of turf algal communities on a temperate reef (West Island, South Australia) / Margareth Copertino.
Author: Copertino, Margareth
Issue Date: 2002
School/Discipline: Dept. of Environmental Biology
Abstract: Estimates the primary production and investigates the photosynthetic performance of temperate turfs at West Island, off the coast of South Australia. These communities play a fundamental role in reef ecology, being the main source of food for grazers, both fishes and invertebrates. Turfs also have an important function in benthic algal community dynamics, being the first colonizers on disturbed and bare substratum.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Environmental Biology, 2002
Subject: Algae South Australia West Island.
Algae Physiology
Algal populations South Australia West Island.
Photosynthesis Environmental aspects South Australia West Island.
Reefs Environmental aspects South Australia West Island.
Description: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 235-258).
xxi, 274 leaves, [8] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map 30 cm.
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