Author Affiliation, Ana.
Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology); Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
The Ascidian fauna of a Jamaican lagoon: Thirty years of change
=Revista Biologica Tropical. Supplemento
Date of Publication
Discusses populations of ascidians in a mangrove lagoon in Jamaica over a period of thirty years. Reports that eight species have disappeared from the lagoon and two other species have appeared as colonisers, while the status of several others has changed significantly. Discusses the causes of change which may be linked to eutrophication of the adjacent Kingston Harbour. Concludes that a climax community is never attained due to oyster picking, and r-selected species prevail....