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A comparison of epibenthic reef communities settling on commonly used experimental substrates: PVC versus ceramic tiles

Mallela, Jennie; Milne, Belinda; Martinez-Escobar, Daniel

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Artificial substrates are routinely used in coral reef research to model the recruitment and growth responses of benthic organisms (e.g. coral recruitment and encrusting organisms) to environmental change. Two commonly used, but structurally different, artificial substrates include cylindrical PVC pipes and flat ceramic tiles. Various ecosystem based models extrapolate data from these substrates interchangeably based on the assumption that results are directly comparable. In order to test this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/231031
Source: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.10.028
Access Rights: Open Access

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