Coral Recruit-Algae Interactions in Coral Reef Lagoons Are Mediated by Riverine Influences
作者: S. A. MwachireyaA. M. NziokaD. N. Mutiso
作者单位: 1Department of Oceanography and Hydrography, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Silos Rd., English Point, Mkomani, P.O. Box 81651, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
刊名: International Journal of Ecology, 2017, Vol.2017
来源数据库: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOI: 10.1155/2017/1351854
原始语种摘要: Coral recruit and algae abundance and diversity were studied in Kenyan reefs to determine the influence of terrestrial discharge (nutrients and sediments) and the recovery potential of coral reefs after disturbances. Reefs affected by sediments and nutrients were found to have high total, turf, and macroalgae but reduced coralline algae abundance and coral recruit density. Interestingly, this response was found to be the greatest in reefs close to nutrient sources relative to “pristine” reefs and those affected simultaneously by sediments and nutrients. Further, enhanced levels of brown algae and pocilloporid recruits were observed in reefs affected by terrestrial run-off whereas acroporid recruit, coralline, and calcareous algae abundance was high in reefs under low terrestrial input....
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  • affected 受了影响的
  • simultaneously 同时地
  • coral 珊瑚
  • calcareous 钙质的
  • sediment 沉积
  • recruit 新兵
  • abundance 丰度
  • conservation 保存
  • density 密度
  • whereas 鉴于