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Detached Giant Kelp Communities, Production, and Food / Control Webs

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines giant kelp communities. Areas with giant kelp include a multitude of other species. However, because giant kelp is usually dominant, is the most visually obvious species, and ... More


Grazing in Kelp Communities

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the facilitative and competitive interactions in giant kelp communities. Broadly defined, facilitation denotes positive interactions between species where at least one species ... More


Anthropogenic Effects on Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the predation and trophic cascades in kelp communities, focusing on the relationships between sea urchins and their predators. It is often assumed that the natural state of kelp ... More


Giant Kelp Forests: Conclusions and Final Thoughts

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents an overview of climate changes, and assesses the potential effects on giant kelp and associated organisms. The earth's climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and many ... More


Introduction to Giant Kelp Forests Worldwide

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emergence of the study of giant kelp (Macrocystis) forests. In 1839, Charles Darwin published the first observations on the ecology of giant kelp ... More


Facilitative and Competitive Interactions in Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses detached giant kelp communities. Kelp populations are exceptionally productive and an estimated 80% of the productivity ends up as detached detritus. Detritus from Macrocystis, ... More


Predation and Trophic Cascades in Kelp Communities

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses grazing, which is the major agent of loss of kelp second to water motion and natural senescence of fronds. A rich and diverse array of species makes their living feeding on ... More


Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Tim McClanahan and George M. Branch (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The book summarizes recent developments in the ecology of kelp forests and coral reefs in order to develop an understanding of the general principles of their ecological organization and how they ... More


Afterword

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter concludes that giant kelp forests have achieved the status of “rain forests” of temperate seas in being the most widely recognized inhabitant of temperate reefs and known for the high ... More


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