Assessing the functional roles of rays in coastal sandflats

Crook, Kevin Alexander (2020) Assessing the functional roles of rays in coastal sandflats. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Kevin Crook investigated the functional roles of stingrays in coastal sandflats. He found that differences in habitat use and foraging behaviour were driving ecosystem engineering and bioturbation roles of sympatric stingrays. Overall results highlight that functional roles of stingrays are complementary, and are critical for maintaining sandflat ecosystem functioning.

Item ID: 68909
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: rays, stingrays, batoids, functional ecology, coastal habitats, drone footage
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Kevin Alexander Crook.
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 01:40
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 100%
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