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Seaweeds as Resources

  • B. Santelices
  • C. L. Griffiths
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 103)

Abstract

The ability to fix the energy of sunlight and convert it into organic matter is recognized as the most important ecological role of benthic algae in coastal marine ecosystems. The organic matter and chemically bound energy produced by seaweeds enters food webs either directly by grazing or indirectly via the production of organic detritus or dissolved organic matter by the plants (e.g. Newell et al. 1982).

Keywords

Sandy Beach Seaweed Resource Intertidal Level Lessonia Nigrescens Kelp Holdfast 
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  • C. L. Griffiths

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