Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Sea urchin bioerosion on coral reefs: place in the carbonate budget and relevant variables

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Echinodermes_v2b_0080
Auteur(s)
  • R. P. M. Bak
Affiliation(s)
  • Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), 1790 AB Den Burg, P.O. Box 59, Texel, The Netherlands
Résumé

Two aspects of erosion by sea urchins (Echinoidea) in coral reef habitats are: the direct passage of reef framework material through the gut and the indirect effects through the weakening of the reef structure. Urchin bioerosion can equal or exceed reef carbonate production. The impact of urchins on reefs depends on three variables: species type, test size and population density. Large differences in bioerosion by urchins of the same test size occur between different species. Size differences between species in a sea urchin community, as well as size differences within a species along a reef, can be significant. Bioerosion per urchin increases enormously with size. Changes in population density, through time and space, result in significant changes in bioerosion. It is demonstrated how the interaction of these variables determines in-situ sea urchin bioerosion.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
5C5D87EA29E7D18C282993AA1EA71483A3010D40
Revue

Coral Reefs

Année de publication
1994
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.871
Sous-corpus
  • Echinodermes
Type de publication
Journal
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