Show simple item record Odebrecht, Clarisse Preez, Derek Richard du Abreu, Paulo Cesar Oliveira Vergne de Campbell, Eileen Elaine 2017-06-19T17:34:58Z 2017-06-19T17:34:58Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation ODEBRECHT, Clarisse et al. Surf zone diatoms: a review of the drivers, patterns and role in sandy beaches food chains. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 150, p. 1-10, 2014. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 04 Nov. 2015. pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7714
dc.description.abstract The accumulation of high biomass of diatoms in the surf zone is a characteristic feature of some sandy beaches where the wave energy is sufficiently high. A few species of diatoms, called surf diatoms, thrive in this harsh environment. The main processes driving the spatial and temporal distribution of surf diatoms as well as their standing biomass and growth were described twenty to thirty years ago based on studies conducted on the western coast of the United States of America and South African beaches. Since then, over fifty locations around the world have been reported to have surf diatom accumulations with most (three-quarters) of these being in the southern hemisphere. Their occurrence is controlled by physical and chemical factors, including wave energy, beach slope and length, water circulation patterns in the surf zone and the availability of nutrients to sustain the high biomass. The main forces driving the patterns of temporal variability of surf diatom accumulations are meteorological. In the short term (hours), the action of wind stress and wave energy controls the diatom accumulation. In the intermediate time scale (weeks to months), seasonal onshore winds of sufficient strength, as well as storm events are important. Furthermore, anthropogenic disturbances that influence the beach ecosystem as well as large-scale events, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation, may lead to significant changes in surf diatom populations in the long term (inter-annual). Surf diatoms form the base of a short and very productive food chain in the inshore of the sandy beaches where they occur. However, the role of surf diatoms in the microbial food web is not clear and deserves further studies. pt_BR
dc.language.iso eng pt_BR
dc.publisher ELSEVIER pt_BR
dc.rights restrict access pt_BR
dc.subject Diatom accumulations pt_BR
dc.subject Geographical distribution pt_BR
dc.subject Abiotic factors pt_BR
dc.subject Trophic relation pt_BR
dc.title Surf zone diatoms: a review of the drivers, patterns and role in sandy beaches food chains pt_BR
dc.type article pt_BR
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.07.011 pt_BR

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