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Shoreline armoring disrupts marine-terrestrial connectivity across the nearshore ecotone

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Title Shoreline armoring disrupts marine-terrestrial connectivity across the nearshore ecotone
Creator Heerhartz, Sarah Marie
Subject beach wrack; driftwood; juvenile salmon; marine riparian; marine-terrestrial connectivity; spatial subsidy Fisheries and aquatic sciences Ecology fisheries
Description As the interface between land and sea, the nearshore (marine-terrestrial) ecotone converges at the intertidal zone, where the exchange of organic materials between ecosystems occurs in the form of beach wrack: piles of seaweed, seagrass, and terrestrial plant debris suspended in water and deposited on shore as the tide ebbs. The ecological significance of algal and seagrass wrack subsidies has been well-documented for exposed-coast sandy beaches but is relatively unstudied in lower-energy and... Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2013
Contributor Simenstad, Charles A
Date 2014-02-24T18:23:59Z 2014-02-24T18:23:59Z 2014-02-24 2013
Type Thesis
Format application/pdf
Identifier Heerhartz_washington_0250E_12535.pdf http://hdl.handle.net/1773/25043
Language en_US

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