Teichberg, Mirta, Martinetto, Paulina and Fox, Sophia E. (2012) Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Control of Macroalgal Blooms. In: Seaweed Biology. ; 219 , ed. by Wiencke, C. and Bischof, K.. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 449-467. ISBN 978-3-642-28451-9 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_21.

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Abstract

Macroalgal blooms have increased worldwide due to anthropogenic activities. Coastal eutrophication and overfishing are two of the main influences that have led to macroalgal blooms. However, the relative roles of nutrient supply and grazing pressure in macroalgal bloom formation are still unresolved. This chapter provides an overview of occurrences of macroalgal blooms and their ecological consequences and discusses the role of bottom-up and top-down controls of macroalgal growth in shallow estuaries, coral reefs, and intertidal or subtidal rocky shores, in order to understand how different systems may compare in response to these controls. We conclude with a future outlook on how eutrophication and overfishing in combination with other environmental factors may influence macroalgal bloom occurrences.

Document Type: Book chapter
Research affiliation: Ecology > Algae and Seagrass Ecology
Affiliations > Not ZMT
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_21
ISSN: 0070-8356
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 14:40
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:00
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2840

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