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From Sea to Sea: Canada's Three Oceans of Biodiversity

  • Philippe Archambault mail,

    philippe_archambault@uqar.qc.ca

    Affiliation: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Province de Quebec, Canada

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  • Paul V. R. Snelgrove,

    Affiliation: Ocean Sciences Centre/Biology Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

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  • Jonathan A. D. Fisher,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jean-Marc Gagnon,

    Affiliation: Research Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • David J. Garbary,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Michel Harvey,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont Joli, Quebec, Canada

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  • Ellen L. Kenchington,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Véronique Lesage,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont Joli, Quebec, Canada

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  • Mélanie Levesque,

    Affiliation: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Province de Quebec, Canada

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  • Connie Lovejoy,

    Affiliation: Département de Biologie, Québec-Océan and Institut de biologie intégrative et des systémes (IBIS), Université Laval, Québec, Canada

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  • David L. Mackas,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Christopher W. McKindsey,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont Joli, Quebec, Canada

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  • John R. Nelson,

    Affiliation: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Pierre Pepin,

    Affiliation: Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

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  • Laurence Piché,

    Affiliation: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Province de Quebec, Canada

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  • Michel Poulin

    Affiliation: Research Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: August 31, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012182
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Rocky intertidal diversity in Nova Scotia

Posted by scrosati on 03 Dec 2010 at 15:23 GMT

intertidal rocky shores
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0012182#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.p1

We recently determined the diversity of benthic species along intertidal gradients of environmental stress on the Atlantic coast and Gulf of St. Lawrence coast of Nova Scotia. Trends in the data were analyzed to test predictions made by an environmental stress model of community organization. Results have been published as follows:
(1) Scrosati, R. & C. Heaven 2007. Spatial trends in community richness, diversity, and evenness across rocky intertidal environmental stress gradients in eastern Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 342: 1-14.
(2) Heaven, C. S. & R. A. Scrosati 2008. Benthic community composition across gradients of intertidal elevation, wave exposure, and ice scour in Atlantic Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 369: 13-23.
(3) Scrosati, R. A., B. van Genne, C. S. Heaven, C. A.Watt, in press. Species richness and diversity in different functional groups across environmental stress gradients: a model for marine rocky shores. Ecography - doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.06119.x

No competing interests declared.