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Seasonal and latitudinal variation in seagrass mechanical traits across Europe: the influence of local nutrient status and morphometric plasticity

posted on 20.06.2017, 00:00 by L.M. (Laura) Soissons, M.M. (Marieke) van Katwijk, G. (Gloria) Peralta, F.G. (Fernando) Brun, P.G. (Patricia) Cardoso, Tiago F Grilo, B. (Bárbara) Ondiviela, M. (Maria) Recio, M. (Mireia) Valle, J.M. (Joxe-Miquel) Garmendia, F. (Florian) Ganthy, I. (Isabelle) Auby, L. (Loic) Rigouin, L. (Laurent) Godet, J. (Jerome) Fournier, N. (Nicolas) Desroy, L. (Laurent) Barillé, P. (Petra) Kadel, Ragnhild Asmus, P M J Herman, T.J. (Tjeerd) Bouma
This dataset contains leaves mechanical, morphological and physiological traits for the seagrass Zostera noltei. Traits were monitored across a European latitudinal gradient of twelve sites from Cadiz (Spain) to Sylt (Germany). The study aimed at understanding the seasonal and geographical variation in seagrass mechanical traits and how their mechanical traits could change depending on their nutrient status and morphometric plasticity. Seagrass samples were collected at each site by using 10 cm diameter cores (n=5) twice over the summer 2014.



NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems, and Utrecht University


NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

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