Beds of grass at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania: Ecosystem infrastructures underlying avian richness along the East Atlantic FlywayEl-Hacen, E-H. M., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 214 p.
Research output: Thesis › Thesis fully internal (DIV) › Academic
I (i) first assess seagrass dynamic history using long-term Landsat imagery and compare benthic community structure (biomass, species composition) and secondary productivity (P/B) between historical (1986) and recent (2014) large-scale benthic surveys; (ii) study the effect of hydrodynamic on seagrass stability, morphology, nutrient-content, and its response to nutrient overload; (iii) assess the recovery potential of seagrass after disturbance along an intertidal elevation gradient and identify the main environmental factors affecting the recovery rate; (iv) investigate the underlying mechanisms driving the functioning of the mosaics of Banc d’Arguin; and (v) study waterbird populations dynamics over the last four decades in Banc d’Arguin and discuss possible drivers of changes.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[Groningen]|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
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