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dc.contributor.author Sherwood, Alison R en_US
dc.contributor.author Kido, Michael H en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-24T06:55:38Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-09-24T06:55:38Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2002-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sherwood AR, Kido MH. 2002. Watershed-scale comparisons of algal biodiversity in high-quality proximate Hawaiian stream ecosystems. Pac Sci 56(4): 431-440. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2627 en_US
dc.description.abstract The stream macroalgal floras of two proximate, high-quality stream valleys (Hanakapi'ai and Limahuli) located on the northern quadrant of the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i were inventoried and compared on a watershed scale, providing interesting insight into Hawai'i's potential taxonomic diversity and the influential role played by physical factors in shaping community characteristics. A total of 26 species of macroalgae (five Cyanophyta, 18 Chlorophyta, one Rhodophyta, and two Chromophyta) was identified, of which only eight were common to both streams. Chlorophyta composed the majority of macroalgal taxa identified (63.2% in Hanakapi'ai Stream and 66.7% in Limahuli Stream). Three macroalgal species are new records for Hawai'i and one (Chamaesiphon curvatus var. elongatum Nordst.) is a Hawaiian endemic. Significant differences in the macroalgal densities between Hanakapi'ai and Limahuli Streams (Chlorophyta versus Chromophyta, respectively) were attributed to measured differences in riparian canopy cover (34.8% versus 70.0% closed, respectively). Significantly lower densities of macroalgal species in rime-run habitats in Hanakapi'ai as compared with Limahuli Stream were potentially explainable by "top-down" control by robust populations of native herbivorous fish species. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Watershed-Scale Comparisons of Algal Biodiversity in High-Quality Proximate Hawaiian Stream Ecosystems en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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