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dc.contributor.authorColeman, M.en
dc.contributor.authorVytopil, E.en
dc.contributor.authorGoodsell, P.en
dc.contributor.authorGillanders, B.en
dc.contributor.authorConnell, S.en
dc.identifier.citationMarine and Freshwater Research, 2007; 58(7):589-595en
dc.description© CSIRO 2007en
dc.description.abstractIt is remarkable that although the importance of depth is firmly rooted in the discipline of marine ecology, so little is understood about depth-related patterns of invertebrates in kelp forests, particularly in temperate Australia. We tested for the existence of broad scale patterns in depth-related diversity and abundance of mobile invertebrates in kelp holdfasts (Ecklonia radiata) across several spatial scales along 500 km of coastline. There was a greater abundance and richness of common taxa in holdfasts from shallow relative to deep waters. Strikingly, a disproportionately large percentage (60%) of species was unique to holdfasts from shallow reefs, suggesting that shallow environments create conditions that facilitate a rich biodiversity of invertebrate fauna. We conclude that depth-related variation in kelp forests may not be completely idiosyncratic, and coherent research programs of a broader scale and scope may unify subsets of fragmented knowledge that previously provided little insight into general depth-related patterns of invertebrate assemblages.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityMelinda A. Coleman, Elaine Vytopil, Paris J. Goodsell, Bronwyn M. Gillanders and Sean D. Connellen
dc.publisherC S I R O Publishingen
dc.subjectbroad scale; depth; diversity; Ecklonia radiata; shallowen
dc.titleDiversity and depth-related patterns of mobile invertebrates associated with kelp forestsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionEarth and Environmental Sciences publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidGillanders, B. [0000-0002-7680-2240]en
dc.identifier.orcidConnell, S. [0000-0002-5350-6852]en
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