individuals were sorted, identified into major taxa and counted under a stereo microscope Nikon Eclipse E 200.
Elner (2000): Predation on meiofaunal
and macrofaunal invertebrates by Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri): evidence for dual foraging modes.
foraminiferans from the bathyal Porcupine Seabight (northeast Atlantic): Size structure, standing stock, taxonomic composition, species diversity and vertical distribution in the sediment.
Previous studies revealed that the meiofaunal
organisms are essential to many commercial and/or cultured species through their entire life stages.
Scales of life range across microbial, meiofaunal
, mesofaunal, maerofaunal, and megafaunal; modes of life include planktonic, pelagic, nektic, benthic (motile and sessile), epifaunal, semi-infaunal, and infaunal.
colonization of artificial substrates in an estuarine embayment.
Initial fish-farm impact on meiofaunal
assemblages in coastal sediments of the Western Mediterranean.
The abundance and composition of benthic meiofaunal
communities may be affected directly through feeding by higher trophic level organisms or indirectly through disturbance to the sediments that results from feeding activity (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15).
Aryuthaka 1998 Meiofaunal
Communities in a Malaysian Mangrove Forest.
Effects of macrofaunal and meiofaunal
2002) found that both soil microbial and soil meiofaunal
(nematode) communities responded to heavy metal contamination in similar ways--such parallel analyses are the only way to investigate the complex interactions and predict possible adverse effects of heavy metals.
Spartina alterniflora Loisel root structure and meiofaunal