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Title: The ecology and taxonomy of the epipelic diatoms of Berrow, Somerset (UK)
Author: Oppenheim, D. R.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3459 4546
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 1985
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The epipelic diatom community associated with the intertidal sediments along a transect crossing a saltmarsh, sandflat, and mudflat at Berrow Flats has been examined. With gradient changes in pH, salinity, watercontent, levels of organic matter and light availability along the transect there are concurrent changes in diatom assemblages. These assemblages have been analysed in terms of temporal and spatial changes of the dominant taxa, together with a computer analysis niche breadth, and centroid cluster analysis. Of the 120 taxa identified 70 diatom taxa have been described, including one new species of Tropideneis. Comparative sampling strategies and frequency distribution studies of the cells on the sediment are also discussed
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Ecology