Differences in macrobenthic faunal communities in mangrove wetland habitats (Zhanjiang, China) invaded and non-invaded by exotic cordgrass Spartina alterniflora

Differences in macrobenthic faunal communities in mangrove wetland habitats (Zhanjiang, China)... Ecol Res DOI 10.1007/s11284-018-1624-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE • • Quan Chen Shuguang Jian Keming Ma Pimao Chen Differences in macrobenthic faunal communities in mangrove wetland habitats (Zhanjiang, China) invaded and non-invaded by exotic cordgrass Spartina alterniflora Received: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 The Ecological Society of Japan 2018 Abstract Mangroves are essential for maintaining local shoal vs. an S. alterniflora-invaded shoal that had ra- biodiversity and human well-being, and mangrove pidly become an S. alterniflora monoculture in Zhan- structure and functioning depend on the macrobenthos. jiang, China. S. alterniflora invasion significantly Although exotic cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora,is an increased plant density regardless of invaded habitat but increasing threat to the mangrove wetlands (including significantly increased the contents of total carbon, or- the associated unvegetated shoals) of China, its effects ganic matter, and total sulfur in the sediment only in the on the macrobenthic fauna in such wetlands is poorly unvegetated shoal. The presence of S. alterniflora had understood. The macrobenthic faunal communities were little influence on indices of the macrobenthic faunal compared in (1) an Avicennia marina monoculture vs. an community in the A. marina monoculture, but signifi- S. alterniflora-invaded A. marina stand (a mixture of A. cantly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Research Springer Journals

Differences in macrobenthic faunal communities in mangrove wetland habitats (Zhanjiang, China) invaded and non-invaded by exotic cordgrass Spartina alterniflora

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Springer Japan
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Copyright © 2018 by The Ecological Society of Japan
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Life Sciences; Ecology; Plant Sciences; Zoology; Evolutionary Biology; Behavioral Sciences; Forestry
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0912-3814
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1440-1703
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10.1007/s11284-018-1624-y
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Ecol Res DOI 10.1007/s11284-018-1624-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE • • Quan Chen Shuguang Jian Keming Ma Pimao Chen Differences in macrobenthic faunal communities in mangrove wetland habitats (Zhanjiang, China) invaded and non-invaded by exotic cordgrass Spartina alterniflora Received: 26 February 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 The Ecological Society of Japan 2018 Abstract Mangroves are essential for maintaining local shoal vs. an S. alterniflora-invaded shoal that had ra- biodiversity and human well-being, and mangrove pidly become an S. alterniflora monoculture in Zhan- structure and functioning depend on the macrobenthos. jiang, China. S. alterniflora invasion significantly Although exotic cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora,is an increased plant density regardless of invaded habitat but increasing threat to the mangrove wetlands (including significantly increased the contents of total carbon, or- the associated unvegetated shoals) of China, its effects ganic matter, and total sulfur in the sediment only in the on the macrobenthic fauna in such wetlands is poorly unvegetated shoal. The presence of S. alterniflora had understood. The macrobenthic faunal communities were little influence on indices of the macrobenthic faunal compared in (1) an Avicennia marina monoculture vs. an community in the A. marina monoculture, but signifi- S. alterniflora-invaded A. marina stand (a mixture of A. cantly

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Ecological ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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