Organism–Sediment Relations at Multiple Spatial Scales: Implications for Community Structure and Successional Dynamics

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Roman Zajac's Profile

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Book Chapter

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Subject: LCSH

Ecological succession, Sediments (geology)


Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Marine Biology


Book summary: In 1998, scientists representing more than fifty international research organizations met to seek answers to environmental questions regarding pollution, ocean cleansing, and the impact that changes in sediment layers have on benthic organisms and the ecosystems that depend on them. Their findings consider these topics, identify opportunities for future investigations, and promote active partnerships between federal regulatory agencies and the academic community in order to preserve and enhance natural aquatic resources.

Publisher Citation

Zajac RN (2001). Organism–sediment relations at multiple spatial scales: implications for community structure and successional dynamics. In Aller J, Aller R and Wooden SA (2001) Organism-Sediment Interactions. Belle W. Baruch Library in Marine Science Series No. 21. University of South Carolina Press, pp. 119-140.