A long-term ecological monitoring of subtidal macrozoobenthos around Dokdo waters, East Sea, Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
A long-term ecological monitoring of subtidal macrozoobenthos around Dokdo waters, East Sea, Korea
Author(s)
Kim H.-G.; Song S.J.; Lee, Heegab; Park, Chan Hong; Hawkins S.J.; Khim J.S.; Rho, Hyun Soo
Publication Year
2020-07
Abstract
Dokdo's high marine biodiversity has received worldwide attention recently. A total of 578 macrozoobenthos are recorded since the 1960s, but ecology of Dokdo's fauna is unknown. We monitored Dokdo's subtidal macrozoobenthos for 5 years in 2013-17, in the present study. Five stations representing three subtidal habitats were monitored; 1) oceanic plateau, 2) coastal terrace, and 3) island wharf. In total, 13,664 individuals belonging to 141 taxa were recorded during the survey. The number of species and density varied greatly among stations without distinct year-round variation. Faunal compositions significantly differed in time and space, reflecting varied faunal adaptations in a harsh environment. Whilst, temporal stability in faunal assemblages was evidenced for some dominant or cosmopolitan taxa. High spatial heterogeneity reflects site-specific oceanographic conditions. Meantime, sea-surface temperature and wave action were associated with year-round faunal compositions. Overall, the Dokdo's macrozoobenthos significantly contribute to marine biodiversity of the East Sea.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/38610
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111226
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.156, 2020
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Keywords
Dokdo; East Sea; Macrofauna; Island ecology; Spatiotemporal variations; Biodiversity hotspot
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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