Recovery of a biodiversity action plans species in northwest England: possible role of climate change, artificial habitat and water quality amelioration. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 16

Frost, MT; Leaper, R; Mieszkowska, N; Murua, J; Smyth, C; Hawkins, SJ. 2004 Recovery of a biodiversity action plans species in northwest England: possible role of climate change, artificial habitat and water quality amelioration. Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological Association 16. Plymouth (UK), Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. (UNSPECIFIED)

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Abstract/Summary

The honeycomb reef worm Sabellaria alveolata is recognised as being an important component of intertidal communities. It is a priority habitat within the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and as a biogenic reef forming species is covered by Annex 1 of the EC habitats directive. S. alveolata has a lusitanean (southern) distribution, being largely restricted to the south and west coasts of England. A broad-scale survey of S. alveolata distribution along the north-west coasts was undertaken in 2003/2004. These records were then compared with previous distribution records, mainly those collected by Cunningham in 1984. More detailed mapping was carried out at Hilbre Island at the mouth of the River Dee, due to recent reports that S. alveolata had become re-established there after a long absence.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Keywords: Water quality Biodiversity Climatic changes MBA Occasional Publication
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 16 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 15:47
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/512

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