Devriese, Lisa I. van der Meulen, Myra D. Maes, Thomas Bekaert, Karen Paul-Pont, Ika Frère, Laura Robbens, Johan and Vethaak, A. Dick 2015. Microplastic contamination in brown shrimp (Crangon crangon, Linnaeus 1758) from coastal waters of the Southern North Sea and Channel area. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 98, Issue. 1-2, p. 179.
Moreira, Cláudia Filipa Devesa André Carvalho, António Paulo Alves Ferreira De and Campos, Joana Costa Vilhena De Bessa 2015. Comparing the Response of the Brown ShrimpCrangon crangon(Linnaeus, 1758) to Prolonged Deprivation of Food in Two Seasons. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 34, Issue. 2, p. 521.
Dauvin, Jean-Claude and Pezy, Jean-Philippe 2013. Long-term changes of the Seine estuary suprabenthos (1996–2012). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 448, p. 93.
Shimadzu, Hideyasu Dornelas, Maria Henderson, Peter A and Magurran, Anne E 2013. Diversity is maintained by seasonal variation in species abundance. BMC Biology, Vol. 11, Issue. 1, p. 98.
Moreira, Cláudia Campos, Joana Freitas, Fabiana and van der Veer, Henk W. 2012. Short Review of the Eco-geography of Crangon. Journal of Crustacean Biology, Vol. 32, Issue. 2, p. 159.
Henderson, P.A. Seaby, R.M.H. and Somes, J.R. 2011. Community level response to climate change: The long-term study of the fish and crustacean community of the Bristol Channel. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 400, Issue. 1-2, p. 78.
Azila, A. and Chong, V.C. 2010. Multispecies impingement in a tropical power plant, Straits of Malacca. Marine Environmental Research, Vol. 70, Issue. 1, p. 13.
Campos, Joana Pedrosa, Cindy Rodrigues, Joana Santos, Sílvia Witte, Johanses I.J. Santos, Paulo and Van der Veer, Henk W. 2009. Population zoogeography of brown shrimp Crangon crangon along its distributional range based on morphometric characters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Vol. 89, Issue. 03, p. 499.
Campos, Joana Van der Veer, Henk W. Freitas, Vânia and Kooijman, Sebastiaan A.L.M. 2009. Contribution of different generations of the brown shrimp Crangon crangon (L.) in the Dutch Wadden Sea to commercial fisheries: A dynamic energy budget approach. Journal of Sea Research, Vol. 62, Issue. 2-3, p. 106.
Vinagre, C. Maia, A. Reis-Santos, P. Costa, M.J. and Cabral, H.N. 2009. Small-scale distribution of Solea solea and Solea senegalensis juveniles in the Tagus estuary (Portugal). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 81, Issue. 3, p. 296.
Greenwood, M.F.D. 2008. Trawls and cooling-water intakes as estuarine fish sampling tools: Comparisons of catch composition, trends in relative abundance, and length selectivity. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 76, Issue. 1, p. 121.
Greenwood, M.F.D. 2008. Fish mortality by impingement on the cooling-water intake screens of Britain’s largest direct-cooled power station. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 56, Issue. 4, p. 723.
Pasquaud, Stéphanie Lobry, Jérémy and Elie, Pierre 2007. Facing the necessity of describing estuarine ecosystems: a review of food web ecology study techniques. Hydrobiologia, Vol. 588, Issue. 1, p. 159.
Sá, Rita Bexiga, Constança Veiga, Pedro Vieira, Lina and Erzini, Karim 2006. Feeding ecology and trophic relationships of fish species in the lower Guadiana River Estuary and Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António Salt Marsh. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 70, Issue. 1-2, p. 19.
Vinagre, C. Franca, S. Costa, M. J. and Cabral, H. N. 2005. Niche overlap between juvenile flatfishes, Platichthys flesus and Solea solea, in a southern European estuary and adjacent coastal waters. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, Vol. 21, Issue. 2, p. 114.
Attrill, Martin J. and Power, Michael 2004. Partitioning of temperature resources amongst an estuarine fish assemblage. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 61, Issue. 4, p. 725.
Power, M. Attrill, M.J. and Thomas, R.M. 2002. Environmental influences on the long-term fluctuations in the abundance of gadoid species during estuarine residence. Journal of Sea Research, Vol. 47, Issue. 2, p. 185.
Cabral, H. N. 2000. Comparative feeding ecology of sympatric Solea solea and S. senegalensis, within the nursery areas of the Tagus estuary, Portugal. Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 57, Issue. 6, p. 1550.
Maes, Joachim and Ollevier, Frans 2000. Biomass transport to and from an upper estuarine area by migration of juvenile Atlantic herringClupea harengus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Vol. 57, Issue. 7, p. 1404.
Power, M. Attrill, M.J. and Thomas, R.M. 2000. Environmental factors and interactions affecting the temporal abundance of juvenile flatfish in the Thames Estuary. Journal of Sea Research, Vol. 43, Issue. 2, p. 135.
A general description of the trophic inter-relationships and the food web within Bridgwater Bay, Somerset, England, is presented. This Bay is a lower estuarine site within the Bristol Channel. Particular attention is given to the use of the area by fish and larger crustaceans which are the dominant animal groups. Using data collected over a ten-year period of monthly sampling, the relative average biomass of all fish and larger crustaceans found within the Bay is calculated for each month of the year. These averages are used to produce food webs which also show species relative abundance for each calendar month.
It is shown that the trophic structure follows a seasonal cycle due to migration. The application of the concept of stability within such a dynamic system is discussed. The role of compartmentalization of the ecosystem into a number of loosely connected groups as an aid to overall stability is discussed. While there is no evidence that contemporaneous compartments exist, it is argued that inter-specific interactions are temporally limited because of the different periods of annual residence of the species. It is suggested that the stability and resilience to interference shown by these estuarine systems is enhanced by temporal partitions.
This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.