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dc.contributor.authorFirth, Louise
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, M
dc.contributor.authorWhite, FJ
dc.contributor.authorSkov, MW
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, SJ
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T11:37:23Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T11:37:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.issn0141-1136
dc.identifier.issn1879-0291
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8298
dc.description.abstract

Coastal defence structures are proliferating to counter rising and stormier seas. With increasing concern about the ecological value of built environments, efforts are being made to create novel habitat to increase biodiversity. Rock pools are infrequent on artificial structures. We compared biodiversity patterns between rock pools and emergent rock and assessed the role of pool depth and substratum incline in determining patterns of biodiversity. Rock pools were more taxon rich than emergent substrata. Patterns varied with depth and incline with algal groups being more positively associated with shallow than deeper habitats. Substratum incline had little influence on colonising epibiota, with the exception of canopy algae in deeper habitats where vertical surfaces supported greater taxon richness than horizontal surfaces. The creation of artificial rock pools in built environments will have a positive effect on biodiversity. Building pools of varying depths and inclines and shore heights will provide a range of habitats, increase environmental heterogeneity, therefore creating more possible ecological niches, promoting local biodiversity.

dc.format.extent122-130
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectConservation
dc.subjectRock pool
dc.subjectIncline
dc.subjectDepth
dc.subjectEcological engineering
dc.subjectHabitat enhancement
dc.subjectArtificial habitat
dc.subjectEnvironmental heterogeneity
dc.subjectUrbanisation
dc.titleBiodiversity in intertidal rock pools: Informing engineering criteria for artificial habitat enhancement in the built environment
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeComparative Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.typeResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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plymouth.volume102
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalMarine Environmental Research
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.03.016
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
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dc.publisher.placeEngland
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-03-25
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0291
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.03.016
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-12
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