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Changes to the structure of tropical seagrass meadows (Halophila decipiens) in the warm-temperate waters of the southwest Atlantic

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Author(s):
Gorman, Daniel [1, 2] ; Pavone, Carla B. [3, 1] ; Flores, V, Augusto A.
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] V, Univ Sao Paulo CEBIMar USP, Ctr Marine Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] CSIRO, Oceans & Atmosphere, Crawley, WA - Australia
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Aquatic Botany; v. 161, FEB 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Keystone species are on the move globally and understanding how these new arrivals integrate into their new environments will become increasingly important. We monitored the development of range-expanded seagrass meadows (Halophila decipiens) in the warm temperate waters of the Sao Sebastido channel (SSC), Brazil. Following its first description in the summer of 2014, the meadows formed by this species have increased in terms of average patch size (3.6 x greater), biomass (3.8 x greater and 4.6 x greater, respectively for above and below ground biomass) and have been associated with increases in sediment organic carbon (C-org) stocks (2.6 x greater). We conclude that this traditionally pan-tropical species will play an increasingly important role in the structure (e.g., providing habitat for fauna), productivity (e.g., food resources) and carbon storage potential of shallow coastal waters in the southwest Atlantic. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/06162-6 - Evaluation of the current and future potential for marine protected areas (MPa) to safeguard the biodiversity, function and resilience of subtidal rocky seascapes in subtropical Brazil
Grantee:Daniel Gorman
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 16/26064-3 - Evaluation of the current and future potential for Marine Protected Areas (MPa) to safeguard the biodiversity, function and resilience of subtidal rocky seascapes in subtropical Brazil
Grantee:Daniel Gorman
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants