This study is the first within the GOM region to examine community composition of intertidal meiofauna
populations over the course of a year and the first to incorporate Illumina platform technologies to assess meiofaunal diversity.
La identificacion y cuantificacion de la meiofauna
resulta extremadamente engorrosa, maxime cuando se trabaja en sitios donde un contenido elevado del sedimento es fino (Heip et al.
De Troch M, van Gansbeke MD, Vincx M (2006) Resource availability and meiofauna
in sediments of tropical seagrass beds: Local versus global trends.
The true brackish-water meiofauna
typical of the Baltic Sea was investigated by Pallo et al.
Robina 2003 Marine Meiofauna
of the Western Part of Sarawak.
The benefit gained by trapping meiofauna
lessened as nitrogen level increased, as hypothesised.
may be found down to a depth of one meter, and it has been estimated that each square meter may contain a million individuals feeding on microorganisms and detritus.
Moderate predation on meiofauna
by the macrobenthos of the Wadden Sea.
The effects of meiofauna
on settling macrofauna: meiofauna
may structure macrofaunal communities.
Individual articles discuss the use of manures, human wastes, and terrestrial vegetation and aquatic macrophytes in aquaculture; detrital and algal-based food chains in aquaculture; the role of meiofauna
in marine detrital systems; composition and nutritive values of detritus; carbon pathways in aquatic detrital systems; production of organic fertilizers by composting; conversion of cellulosic and other organic wastes into microbial proteins; methods for determining biomass and productivity of microorganisms in detrital food webs; the role and impact of anaerobic microbial processes in aquatic systems; trophic dynamics of particle-bound bacteria in pelagic ecosystems, functional roles of the major groups of bacteria associated with detritus; and more.
2 m) had died, and the remaining shells and bag material had been colonized by oysters and other meiofauna
represents the most abundant metazoan group in the marine benthic system, distributed from the intertidal to abyssal depths, and with productivity rates similar to or higher than those of macrofauna (Gerlach, 1971; Giere, 9009).