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dc.contributor.authorFirth, LBen
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, Men
dc.contributor.authorWhite, FJen
dc.contributor.authorSkov, MWen
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, SJen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T11:37:23Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T11:37:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-12en
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.

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dc.format.extent122 - 130en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectArtificial habitaten
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectDepthen
dc.subjectEcological engineeringen
dc.subjectEnvironmental heterogeneityen
dc.subjectHabitat enhancementen
dc.subjectInclineen
dc.subjectRock poolen
dc.subjectUrbanisationen
dc.subjectAnimalsen
dc.subjectAquatic Organismsen
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.subjectCyanobacteriaen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.subjectEnvironment Designen
dc.subjectGastropodaen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subjectMarine Biologyen
dc.subjectNorwayen
dc.subjectScotlanden
dc.subjectUrbanizationen
dc.subjectWalesen
dc.titleBiodiversity in intertidal rock pools: informing engineering criteria for artificial habitat enhancement in the built environment.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24746927en
plymouth.volume102en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.journalMar Environ Resen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.03.016en
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.placeEnglanden
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-03-25en
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0291en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.03.016en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-12en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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