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The Tidal Flats of Königshafen

  • Karsten Reise
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Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 54)

Abstract

Hypotheses and generalizations put forward by ecologists are tacitly biased by the kind of ecosystem they are best acquainted with. This is probably inevitable. In this chapter I disclose my personal background: the tidal flats of Königshafen, a sheltered bay on the island of Sylt in the eastern part of the North Sea (Fig. 5.1). I have seen (and read about) other tidal flats in the world, but the experiments described in Chapters 7 to 11 were all done in this area. The reader is invited to trace the limitations in my ecological outlook back to the peculiarities of this environment and its organisms.

Keywords

Tidal Flat Mytilus Edulis Benthic Macrofauna Macoma Balthica Sandy Flat 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karsten Reise
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  1. 1.LitoralstationList/SyltGermany

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