Densities of mollusc species at different sites along the Chinese coast

He-Bo Peng, Ying-Chi Chan, Tanya Compton, Xue-Fei Cheng, David Melville, Shou-Dong Zhang, Zhengwang Zhang, Guangchun Lei, Zhijun Ma & Theunis Piersma
Aim: Molluscs are important grazers, filter and deposit feeders, scavengers and predators, which in turn are food for shorebirds, fish and people. Some species, targeted as human food, have been cultured along the Chinese coast for hundreds of years. To examine whether aquacultural practices have meanwhile affected biodiversity gradients, we measured mollusc community structure along the coast of China in habitats which are intensively used by humans. Location: Chinese coast Methods: We sampled 21 intertidal...
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