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Comparison of nematode assemblages associated with sargassum muticum in its native range in South Korea and as an invasive species in the English Channel

Comparison of nematode assemblages associated with sargassum muticum in its native range in South Korea and as an invasive species in the English Channel
Comparison of nematode assemblages associated with sargassum muticum in its native range in South Korea and as an invasive species in the English Channel

Canopy-forming algae are important habitat providers in coastal ecosystems. Several canopy-forming species have spread outside their native geographic range. We investigated the role that these invasive non-native algae play in providing habitat for meiofaunal species. Sargassum muticum is a native species in East Asia and has been a successful invasive species of North American and European coasts. The nematode assemblages living in intertidal S. muticum on the English Channel coast in Europe, where it is an invasive species, were compared to those within its native range on the southern coasts of Korea. Nematode assemblages were sampled using a nested survey design (replicates nested within patches within shores within regions within coastlines in each country). Significant differences between countries were found in nematode assemblages in terms of both taxonomic composition and functional traits. Despite differences in assemblage structures between countries, some cosmopolitan nematode species were present in both countries. These nematode species may possibly have come from Asia to Europe with S. muticum.

Biodiversity, Habitat provision, Invasive species, Nematodes, Sargassum muticum
0171-8630
95-110
Kim, Hyeong Gi
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Hawkins, Lawrence E.
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Godbold, Jasmin A.
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Kim, Hyeong Gi, Hawkins, Lawrence E., Godbold, Jasmin A., Oh, Chul Woong, Rho, Hyun Soo and Hawkins, Stephen J. (2019) Comparison of nematode assemblages associated with sargassum muticum in its native range in South Korea and as an invasive species in the English Channel. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 611, 95-110. (doi:10.3354/meps12846).

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Abstract

Canopy-forming algae are important habitat providers in coastal ecosystems. Several canopy-forming species have spread outside their native geographic range. We investigated the role that these invasive non-native algae play in providing habitat for meiofaunal species. Sargassum muticum is a native species in East Asia and has been a successful invasive species of North American and European coasts. The nematode assemblages living in intertidal S. muticum on the English Channel coast in Europe, where it is an invasive species, were compared to those within its native range on the southern coasts of Korea. Nematode assemblages were sampled using a nested survey design (replicates nested within patches within shores within regions within coastlines in each country). Significant differences between countries were found in nematode assemblages in terms of both taxonomic composition and functional traits. Despite differences in assemblage structures between countries, some cosmopolitan nematode species were present in both countries. These nematode species may possibly have come from Asia to Europe with S. muticum.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 February 2019
Keywords: Biodiversity, Habitat provision, Invasive species, Nematodes, Sargassum muticum

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Local EPrints ID: 428927
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428927
ISSN: 0171-8630
PURE UUID: db17a1b3-5ce7-4be7-ae37-1ddc95ac6fcf
ORCID for Lawrence E. Hawkins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9236-2396
ORCID for Jasmin A. Godbold: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5558-8188

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Date deposited: 14 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 15 Mar 2019 01:38

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