The effect of Ruppia cirrhosa features on macroalgae and suspended matter in a Mediterranean shallow system
"Relationships among chemical–physical features, total gross suspended organic matter, coverage of the seagrass Ruppia cirrhosa and its associated algal community in eight ponds of a saltworks system of western Sicily (Mediterranean Sea) were investigated in spring and summer 2004. All biological features varied both at different levels of seagrass coverage and between seasons. A low algal diversity was highlighted; algal coverage and species richness showed to be negatively correlated. Ruppia cirrhosa coverage was negatively correlated with algal coverage, but positively correlated with species richness. Moreover, a significant correlation among R. cirrhosa coverage, the availability of suspended matter in the water column and the chlorophyll a concentration was detected"
Auteurs du document :
MANNINO A. M., SARA G.
Obtenir le document :
Dipartimento di Scienze Botaniche, Via Archirafi, Palermo
Mots clés :
RUPPIA, MATIERE ORGANIQUE, MER MEDITERRANEE, MACROPHYTE, EAU DE SURFACE, ITALIE