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dc.contributor.authorBurfeind, Dana Dee
dc.contributor.authorUdy, James White
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:39:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:39:04Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-10-22T07:07:04Z
dc.identifier.issn03043770
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.06.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33103
dc.description.abstractCaulerpa taxifolia, an invasive species elsewhere in the world, is native to Moreton Bay where its distribution has been increasing in recent years. In Australia, dense beds of C. taxifolia are predominantly found in areas of low light and high nutrients (low water quality). Monitoring data from Moreton Bay suggests that native C. taxifolia is not directly replacing seagrass, but that there is a successional trend of seagrass loss and subsequent C. taxifolia colonization. The current study examined responses of C. taxifolia in relation to changes in environmental conditions using ambient water quality and a light/nutrient manipulative experiment. In the ambient water quality experiment we found that C. taxifolia grew significantly faster in areas with higher light (lower turbidity). The manipulative experiment demonstrated that nutrients stimulate C. taxifolia growth, however, light availability and seasonality appear to influence the response of C. taxifolia growth to nutrients in Moreton Bay. These findings suggest that C. taxifolia is unlikely to colonize seagrass beds in areas with high light and low nutrients; however, in areas with moderate light and moderate to high nutrients C. taxifolia and seagrass are likely to coexist.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEslevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom105
dc.relation.ispartofpageto109
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAquatic Botany
dc.relation.ispartofvolume90
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunity Ecology (excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPlant Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0607
dc.titleThe effects of light and nutrients on Caulerpa taxifolia and growth
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBurfeind, Dana D.


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