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Responses of infaunal populations to benthoscape structure and the potential importance of transition zones

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Responses of infaunal populations to benthoscape structure and the potential importance of transition zones; 2003; Article; Journal; Limnology and Oceanography; Zajac, R. N.; Lewis, R. S.; Poppe, L. J.; Twichell, D. C.; Vozarik, J.; DiGiacomo-Cohen, M. L.

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Relationships between population abundance and seafloor landscape, or benthoscape, structure were examined for 16 infaunal taxa in eastern Long Island Sound. Based on analyses of a side-scan sonar mosaic, the 19.4-km2 study area was comprised of six distinct large-scale (> km2) benthoscape elements, with varying levels of mesoscale (km2-m2) and small-scale (< m2) physical and biological habitat heterogeneity. Transition zones among elements varied from ~50 to 200 m in width, comprised ~32% of the benthoscape, and added to overall benthoscape heterogeneity. Population abundances of nine taxa varied significantly among the large-scale elements. Most species were found at high abundances only in one benthoscape element, but three had [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.4319/lo.2003.48.2.0829
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