The observed increase in plant cover over time and associated changes in abiotic conditions were accompanied by significant increases in the abundances and richness of mobile ground-dwelling fauna, benthic infauna
, and canopy insects (Table II-N; Fig.
Although creating several centimeters of separation between the sweeps and the seafloor greatly reduces the potential for damage to infauna
and small epifauna, it does not prevent contact with seafloor features and animals larger than that spacing.
The impact of the Braer oil spill on the macrobenthic infauna
of the sediments off the Shetland Islands.
The benthos of some southern African lakes Part II: the epifauna and infauna
of the benthos of Lake Sibayi.
zonation many fixed sessile mollucsa few infauna
species low abundance of available species individuals prey species not associated with sediment type high molluscan species diversity evolving community/patch stasis
5 m, including epifauna and infauna
associated with the sediment.
Yoldia limatula, a group of suspension-feeding marine clams, and Nereis diversicolor, a predatory marine polychaete will be added to sediment microcosms and a series of scans performed to determine how the infauna
Perhaps at even greater risk are the migrant shorebirds that consume members of the invertebrate infauna
living within the substrate.
They concluded that besides the negative effects of tidal action, the infauna
of mud flats may reduce soil stability, increase the rate of erosion, and prevent the normal successional process on mud flats from developing salt marsh vegetation (Gerdol & Hughes, 1993).
Anything that's important to the infauna
[here] is important to cod.
An experimental assessment of the potential impacts of longline mussel farming in on the infauna
in an open coastal embayment.
Whereas the majority of aquatic macrofauna that can be quantified in photos are epifauna, there have been attempts to quantify infauna
or biogenic structures created by infauna