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The influence of top-down and bottom-up forces on benthic reef community structure : an experimental assessment at Kewalo Basin, Oʻahu
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|Title:||The influence of top-down and bottom-up forces on benthic reef community structure : an experimental assessment at Kewalo Basin, Oʻahu|
|Authors:||Ross, Michael C.|
|Issue Date:||Aug 2012|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [August 2012]|
|Abstract:||The aims of this study are to investigate the independent and simultaneous effects of reduced herbivory and elevated nutrients on benthic reef community structure on a degraded reef at the Kewalo Basin, Oʻahu. Further, this study will examine the effects of herbivore restoration on benthic community structure by re-exposing benthic communities to natural herbivore populations. More specifically, this study will test the following hypotheses: 1. Reduced herbivory (top-down forces) and elevated nutrients (bottom-up forces) will influence benthic community structure on a degraded reef on Oʻahu.|
2. Benthic community trajectories can be reversed by restoring natural herbivory levels on a degraded reef.
|Description:||M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.|
Includes bibliographical references.
|Appears in Collections:||M.S. - Botany|
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