||Spatial Patterns of Marine Larvae as Indicators of Incipient Invasions in Great Bay, NH. A Final Report to the New Hampshire Estuaries Project.
J. E. Byers ;
||New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Dept. of Zoology.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Marine biology ;
Biological communities ;
New Hampshire ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Coastal areas ;
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||Understanding the dynamics of coastal marine communities represents a substantial challenge, and one that is actively pursued globally. Within the United States, several sites have been designated as National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) with the idea that concentrated research at these sites will lead to greater understanding of the ecosystem. The Great Bay Estuary of New Hampshire is one of these sites. A wide spectrum of research is conducted within the Great Bay, and substantial financial support is committed to that research on an annual basis. To facilitate the success of these research efforts, it is particularly important to develop a working understanding of the dynamics of marine communities within the Great Bay. Invertebrate communities within the Bay and at other coastal sites are largely composed of open populations whose growth and maintenance depend on settlement of new recruits that may arrive from distant source populations. Larval monitoring programs designed to survey these incoming recruits should therefore be an important component of the research program within the Great Bay and other NERR sites. By monitoring recruitment within the Great Bay, we may begin to determine larval spatial patterns within potential habitats. This will then allow for comparison of observed larval spatial patterns and observed adult population distributions.
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||5 Jul 2006
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