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How to avoid turning kelp forests into barren wastelands


Ling, S, How to avoid turning kelp forests into barren wastelands, Science World Report, Science World Report, United States, 29 November 2014 (2014) [Media Interview]


Sea urchins can influence the biological richness of marine grounds. However, an excessive proliferation of urchins may also have severe ecological consequences on marine grounds as they reduce algal cover. That's why researchers examined the global dynamics and the factors that turn kelp beds into barren grounds to better learn how best to prevent this type of occurrence.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:sea urchins, overgrazing, kelp beds, ecosystem collapse, climate change
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Ling, S (Dr Scott Ling)
ID Code:112261
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-10-31
Last Modified:2016-10-31

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