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dc.contributor.authorFredriksen, Stein
dc.contributor.authorGabrielsen, Tove M.
dc.contributor.authorKile, Maia Røst
dc.contributor.authorSivertsen, Knut
dc.PublishedPolar Research 2015, 34:1-9eng
dc.description.abstractBenthic algal vegetation was investigated at 10 sites in Isfjorden, Svalbard. Five sites were visited during summer 2010 and five during summer 2012. Both the littoral and sublittoral vegetation were sampled, the littoral by hand-picking and use of a throwable rake and the sublittoral using a triangular dredge. A total of 88 different taxa were registered, comprising 17 Chlorophyta, 40 Ochrophyta, 30 Rhodophyta and the Xantophyceae Vaucheria sp. The green algae Ulvaria splendens (Ruprecht) Vinogradova was recorded in Svalbard for the first time. Most of the sites consisted of hard bottom substrate, but one site, Kapp Wijk, consisted of loose-lying calcareous red algae (rhodoliths) and had species not recorded elsewhere. The sublittoral at the other sites was dominated by kelp. Molecular analysis confirmed the presence of the red alga Ceramium virgatum and a dwarf form of the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus. This study provides a baseline for future studies investigating changes in the vegetation due to environmental changes.en_US
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishingen_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC 4.0eng
dc.subjectbenthic algal diversityeng
dc.titleBenthic algal vegetation in Isfjorden, Svalbarden_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 S. Fredriksen et al.en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400en_US

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