TitleRocky intertidal oceanography: An association between community structure and nearshore phytoplankton concentration
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsMenge, B, Daley, BA, Wheeler, PA, Strub, PT
JournalLimnology and Oceanography
Volume42
Pagination57-66
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0024-3590
Abstract

On Oregon coastal rocky shores, filter-feeders were relatively abundant and macrophytes were relatively scarce at Strawberry Hill, whereas opposite abundance patterns occurred at Boiler Bay. To determine whether nearshore oceanographic differences were associated with these patterns, we made shore-based measurements of nutrient and chi a concentrations. We used a three-level nested design to identify ecologically appropriate sampling scales: ''site'' (10s of km), ''bench'' nested within site (100s of m), and ''location'' nested within bench (10s of m). Nutrients varied inconsistently but Chl a was consistently higher at Strawberry Kill. For Chi a, site explained similar to 70% of the variance, whereas bench and location explained

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