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dc.contributor.authorSintes, Tomàsen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarbà, Núriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-22T15:14:17Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-22T15:14:17Z-
dc.date.issued2006-02-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationEstuaries and Coasts 29, 72-80 (2006)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1559-2723-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/6132-
dc.description9 pages.-- Final full-text version of the paper available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02784700.-
dc.description.abstractThe clonal growth of 9 seagrass species was modeled using a simulation model based on observed clonal growth rules (i.e., spacer length, rhizome elongation rates, branching rates, branching angle) and shoot mortality rates for seagrass species. The results of the model confirmed the occurrence of complex, nonlinear growth of seagrass clones derived from internal dynamics of space occupation. The modeled clones progressed from a diffuse-limited aggregation (DLA), dendritic growth, identified with a guerrilla strategy of space occupation, to a compact (Eden) growth, comparable to the phalanx strategy of space occupation, once internal recolonization of gaps, left by dead shoots within the clone, begins. The time at which seagrass clones shifted from diffuse limited to compact growth was predictable from the branching angle and frequency of the species and varied from 1 yr to several decades among species. As a consequence the growth behavior and the apparent growth strategy of the species changes with the development of the clones. The results of the model demonstrate that the emergent complexity of seagrass clonal growth is contained within the simple set of growth rules that can be used to represent clonal growth.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is supported by the projects EVK3-CT-2000-00044 and LIFE 2000/NAT/E/7303 funded by the European Commission, and the projects REN2000–2123-E and BFM2001-034-C02-01 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.-
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is supported by the projects EVK3-CT-2000-00044 and LIFE 2000/NAT/E/7303 funded by the European Commission, and the projects REN2000–2123-E and BFM2001-034-C02-01 funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology-
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dc.language.isoeng-
dc.publisherEstuarine Research Federation-
dc.rightsclosedAccess-
dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02784700-
dc.subjectAquatic environment-
dc.subjectBrackish water environment-
dc.subjectEstuaries-
dc.subjectFlora-
dc.subjectGrowth-
dc.subjectSea grass-
dc.subjectModeling-
dc.titleModeling non-linear seagrass clonal growth: Assessing the efficiency of space occupation across the seagrass floraen_US
dc.typeArtículoen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF02784700-
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02784700-
dc.identifier.e-issn1559-2731-
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission-
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Ciencia y Tecnología (España)-
dc.identifier.funderhttp://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000780es_ES
dc.identifier.funderhttp://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100006280es_ES
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