Structural Changes in Macrozoobenthic Communities due to Summer Hypoxia in Gamak Bay, Korea SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Structural Changes in Macrozoobenthic Communities due to Summer Hypoxia in Gamak Bay, Korea
Author(s)
Seo, Jin-Young; Park, So-Hyun; Lee, Jung-Ho; Choi, Jin-Woo
KIOST Author(s)
Seo, Jin Young(서진영)
Publication Year
2012-03
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the structural changes that macrozoobenthic communities underwent as a result of the annual summer hypoxia at the northern part of Gamak Bay, Korea. During this study period, summer hypoxia occurred at the northern part of Gamak Bay in July. Under hypoxic conditions, both the number of species and population density decreased rapidly. Species diversity also manifested lower values during this hypoxic period. Faunal composition changed seasonally with Capitella capitata dominant at the hypoxic sites in spring but disappearing in summer. The health condition of the benthic faunal community assessed by the composition of functional groups within community also changed due to the summer hypoxia from a slightly polluted condition to a highly polluted condition. From these results it has been shown that the recent macrozoobenthic community structure in Gamak Bay has returned to a state similar to what it was before dredging works commenced.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3621
DOI
10.1007/s12601-012-0003-9
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.47, no.1, pp.27 - 40, 2012
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Keywords
functional group; Gamak Bay; hypoxia; macrozoobenthos; structural change
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

Macrobenthic community structures,Population dynamics,Bioassay,대형저서동물 군집,개체군 연구,생물독성

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