Experimental transplants of the large kelp Lessonia nigrescens (Phaeophyceae) in high-energy wave exposed rocky intertidal habitats of northern Chile: Experimental, restoration and management applications

Juan A. Correa, Nelson A. Lagos, Matías H. Medina, Juan C. Castilla, Mauricio Cerda, Marco Ramírez, Enrique Martínez, Sylvain Faugeron, Santiago Andrade, Raquel Pinto, Loretto Contreras

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Resumen

Potential for addressing ecological and physiological issues becomes severely limited when the organisms required to experimentally test specific hypotheses are absent from the study areas. This report describes a simple and inexpensive device for re-planting kelps into the lower intertidal zone of wave-swept rocky habitats, using Lessonia nigrescens Bory as a model organism. The device allows a wide range of plant sizes to be anchored by the holdfast. Transplanted kelps regenerated, re-attached to the substratum and overgrew the transplanting device. These results confirm the feasibility of using this technique to tackle a variety of highly relevant questions involving ecological, physiological, conservation, restoration and management issues.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)13-18
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Volumen335
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 25 jul 2006

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Ecología, evolución, comportamiento y sistemática
  • Ciencias acuáticas

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