NCEAS Product 11320

Blakeway, David; Robles, Carlos; Fuentes, D.; Qiu, Hong-lie. 2003. Spatially extensive, high resolution images of rocky shore communities. Edited by Seuront, L.; Strutton, P.. Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology: Measurement, Analysis, Simulation. CRC Press. Boca Raton, Fl. Pages 109-124. (Abstract) (Online version)


The vivid spatial patterns of communities on rocky shores have long served as inspiration for ecological thought. Vertical zonation of mussels and barnacles, to cite a prominent example, is a focal point of the keystone predator and refuge hypotheses.