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Title: Macroinvertebrate response to different species of macroalgal mats and the role of disturbance history
Authors: Cardoso, P. G. 
Pardal, M. A. 
Raffaelli, D. 
Baeta, A. 
Marques, J. C. 
Keywords: Eutrophication; Macroalgal blooms; Enteromorpha intestinalis; Gracilaria verrucosa; Macroinvertebrate assemblages
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 308:2 (2004) 207-220
Abstract: Over the last 20 years, the Mondego estuary, Portugal has experienced excessive growth of macroalgae especially in the inner parts of the system, with several algal species implicated. In this study, we compare the effects of morphologically different species, the red alga Gracilaria verrucosa and the green macroalga Enteromorpha intestinalis on macrobenthic assemblages, by a field experiment whereby the biomass of algae was manipulated and the resultant changes in macrofauna abundance evaluated. The experiments were carried out in different areas (a relatively undisturbed sea grass bed and an upstream eutrophic area) experiencing different degrees of overall enrichment.
Rights: openAccess
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