Short-term temporal variations in taxonomic composition and trophic structure of a tropical estuarine fish assemblage
Wilson, J.P., and Sheaves, M. (2001) Short-term temporal variations in taxonomic composition and trophic structure of a tropical estuarine fish assemblage. Marine Biology, 139 (4). pp. 787-796.
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Temporal changes in an estuarine fish assemblage were investigated using two seine mesh nets. Major temporal changes in the fish fauna were a function of both monthly and, in particular, spring/neap differences, rather than short-term ebb/flood changes. This trend was relatively consistent for two sizes of mesh nets, suggesting that the occurrence of spring/neap changes in catch composition were a characteristic of the system and independent of the pool of available species. Trophic patterns were generally stronger and more consistent than taxonomic trends, a result highlighting the importance of detailed knowledge of feeding interactions in understanding the processes influencing temporal changes in multi-species communities.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|FoR Codes:||06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||03 Aug 2011 13:33|
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