SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

References

  • Alberti, J., Escapa, M., Iribarne, O., Silliman, B. & Bertness, M. (2008) Crab herbivory regulates plant facilitative and competitive processes in Argentinean marshes. Ecology, 89, 155164.
  • Anderson, V.J. & Briske, D.D. (1995) Herbivore-induced species replacement in grasslands: is it driven by herbivory tolerance or avoidance? Ecological Applications, 5, 10141024.
  • Aragones, L.V. (1996). A review of the role of the green turtle in tropical seagrass ecosystems. URL: http://www.arbec.com.my/sea-turtles/art7julysept01.htm (accessed 2 September 2011).
  • Aragones, L.V. & Marsh, H. (2000) Impact of dugong grazing and turtle cropping on tropical seagrass communities. Pacific Conservation Biology, 5, 277288.
  • Aragones, L.V., Lawler, I.R., Foley, W.J. & Marsh, H. (2006) Dugong grazing and turtle cropping: grazing optimization in tropical seagrass systems? Oecologia, 149, 635647.
  • Armitage, A.R. & Fourqurean, J.W. (2006) The short-term influence of herbivory near patch reefs varies between seagrass species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 339, 6574.
  • Augner, M., Tuomi, J. & Rousi, M. (1997) Effects of defoliation on competitive interactions in European white birch. Ecology, 78, 23692377.
  • Augustine, D.J. & McNaughton, S.J. (1998) Ungulate effects on the functional species composition of plant communities: herbivore selectivity and plant tolerance. Journal of Wildlife Management, 62, 11651183.
  • Bach, S.S., Borum, J., Fortes, M. & Duarte, C.M. (1998) Species composition and plant performance of mixed seagrass beds along a siltation gradient at Cape Bolinao, The Phillippines. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 174, 247256.
  • Balazs, G. & Chaloupka, M. (2004) Thirty-year recovery trend in the once depleted Hawaiian green sea turtle stock. Biological Conservation, 117, 491498.
  • Ballorain, K., Ciccione, S., Bourjea, J., Grizel, H., Enstipp, M. & Georges, J.Y. (2010) Habitat use of a multispecific seagrass meadow by green turtles Chelonia mydas at Mayotte Island. Marine Biology, 157, 25812590.
  • Bastow Wilson, J. (1988) The effect of initial advantage on the course of plant competition. Oikos, 51, 1924.
  • Bengtsson, J., Fagerstrom, T. & Rydin, H. (1994) Competition and coexistence in plant communities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 246250.
  • Bennett, S., Vergés, A. & Bellwood, D. (2010) Branching coral as a macroalgal refuge in a marginal coral reef system. Coral Reefs, 29, 471480.
  • Bhaskar, S. (1978). Sea Turtles in the Arabian Sea Islands of Lakshadweep. Tigerpaper, Food and Agricultural Organization, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Bjorndal, K.A. (1985) Nutritional ecology of sea turtles. Copeia, 3, 736751.
  • Bjorndal, K.A. (1997). Foraging ecology and nutrition of sea turtles. The Biology of Sea Turtles (eds P.L. Lutz & J.A. Musick), pp. 199231. CRC Press, Florida, USA.
  • Bjorndal, K. & Jackson, J. (2003). Roles of sea turtles in marine ecosystems: reconstructing the past. The Biology of Sea Turtles (eds P. Lutz, J. Musick & J. Wyneken), pp. 259273. CRC Press, Florida, USA.
  • Boer, W.F. (2007) Seagrass‚ sediment interactions, positive feedbacks and critical thresholds for occurrence: a review. Hydrobiologia, 591, 524.
  • Bourjea, J., Frappier, J., Quillard, M., Ciccione, S., Roos, D., Hughes, G. & Grizel, H. (2007) Mayotte Island: another important green turtle nesting site in the southwest Indian Ocean. Endangered Species Research, 3, 273282.
  • Bowles, J.W. & Bell, S.S. (2004) Simulated herbivory and the dynamics of disease in Thalassia testudinum. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 283, 127132.
  • Briske, D.D. & Hendrickson, J.R. (2010) Does selective defoliation mediate competitive interactions in a semiarid savanna? A demographic evaluation. Journal of Vegetation Science, 9, 611622.
  • Broderick, A.C., Frauenstein, R., Glen, F., Jackson, A.L., Pelembe, T., Ruxton, G.D. & Godley, B.J. (2006) Are green turtles globally endangered? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 15, 2126.
  • Brouns, J.J.W.M. (1987) Quantitative and dynamic aspects of a mixed seagrass meadow in Papua New Guinea. Aquatic Botany, 29, 3347.
  • Burkholder, D.A., Heithaus, M.R., Thomson, J.A. & Fourqurean, J.W. (2011) Diversity in trophic interactions of green sea turtles Chelonia mydas on a relatively pristine coastal foraging ground. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 439, 277293.
  • Cebrián, J. (1999) Patterns in the fate of production in plant communities. The American Naturalist, 154, 449467.
  • Cebrián, J., Duarte, C.M., Marba, N. & Enriquez, S. (1997) Magnitude and fate of the production of four co- occurring Western Mediterranean seagrass species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 155, 2944.
  • Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Dray Jr, F.A., Franks, S.J., Rebelo, M.T., Pratt, P.D. & Rayamajhi, M.B. (2005) Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aquatic plants. Biological Control, 33, 173185.
  • Chaloupka, M., Bjorndal, K.A., Balazs, G.H., Bolten, A.B., Ehrhart, L.M., Limpus, C.J., Suganuma, H., Troeng, S. & Yamaguchi, M. (2008) Encouraging outlook for recovery of a once severely exploited marine megaherbivore. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17, 297304.
  • Choler, P., Michalet, R. & Callaway, R.M. (2001) Facilitation and competition on gradients in alpine plant communities. Ecology, 82, 32953308.
  • Christianen, M.J.A., Govers, L.L., Bouma, T.J., Kiswara, W., Roelofs, J.G.M., Lamers, L.P.M. & van Katwijk, M.M. (2012) Marine megaherbivore grazing may increase seagrass tolerance to high nutrient loads. Journal of Ecology, 100, 546560.
  • Cook, K., Vanderklift, M.A. & Poore, A.G.B. (2011) Strong effects of herbivorous amphipods on epiphyte biomass in a temperate seagrass meadow. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 442, 263269.
  • Denno, R.F., Peterson, M.A., Gratton, C., Cheng, J., Langellotto, G.A., Huberty, A.F. & Finke, D.L. (2000) Feeding-induced changes in plant quality mediate interspecific competition between sap-feeding herbivores. Ecology, 81, 18141827.
  • Dethier, M.N. & Duggins, D.O. (1984) An “Indirect Commensalism” between marine herbivores and the importance of competitive hierarchies. The American Naturalist, 124, 205219.
  • Dorenbosch, M., van Riel, M.C., Nagelkerken, I. & van der Velde, G. (2004) The relationship of reef fish densities to the proximity of mangrove and seagrass nurseries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 60, 3748.
  • Duarte, C.M. (1991) Allometric scaling of seagrass form and productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 77, 289300.
  • Duarte, C.M. & Cebrián, J. (1996) The fate of marine autotrophic production. Limnology and Oceanography, 41, 17581766.
  • Duarte, C.M., Terrados, J., Nona, S.R.A. & Fortes, M.D. (2000) An experimental test of the occurrence of competitive interactions among SE Asian seagrasses. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 197, 231240.
  • Duffy, J.E. (2002) Biodiversity and ecosystem function: the consumer connection. Oikos, 99, 201219.
  • Duffy, J.E. & Hay, M.E. (1994) Herbivore resistance to seaweed chemical defense: the roles of mobility and predation risk. Ecology, 75, 13041319.
  • Eklof, J., de la Torre-Castro, M., Gullström, M., Uku, J., Muthiga, N., Bandeira, S. & Lyimo, T. (2008) Sea urchin overgrazing of seagrasses: a review of current knowledge on causes, consequences, and management. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 79, 569580.
  • Eldridge, P.M., Kaldy, J.E. & Burd, A.B. (2004) Stress response model for the tropical seagrass Thalassia testudinum: the interactions of light, temperature, sedimentation, and geochemistry. Estuaries, 27, 923937.
  • Fourqurean, J.W., Manuel, S., Coates, K.A., Kenworthy, W.K. & Smith, S.R. (2010) Effects of excluding sea turtle herbivores from a seagrass bed: overgrazing may have led to loss of seagrass meadows in Bermuda. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 419, 223232.
  • Gacia, E., Duarte, C.M., Marbà, N., Terrados, J., Kennedy, H., Fortes, M. & Tri, N.H. (2003) Sediment deposition and production in SE-Asian seagrass meadows. Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science, 56, 909919.
  • Hambäck, P. & Beckerman, A.P. (2003) Herbivory and plant resource competition: a mechanistic review of two interacting interactions. Oikos, 101, 2637.
  • Hays, G.C., Glen, F., Broderick, A.C., Godley, B.J. & Metcalfe, J.D. (2002) Behavioral plasticity in a large marine herbivore: contrasting patterns of depth utilization between two green turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations. Marine Biology, 141, 985990.
  • Heck Jr, K.L. & Valentine, J. (2006) Plant-herbivore interactions in seagrass meadows. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 330, 420436.
  • Heck, K.L. Jr, Carruthers, T.J.B., Duarte, C.M., Hughes, A.R., Kendrick, G., Orth, R.J. & Williams, S.W. (2008) Trophic transfers from seagrass meadows subsidize diverse marine and terrestrial consumers. Ecosystems, 11, 11981210.
  • Heithaus, M., Frid, A., Wirsing, A. & Worm, B. (2008) Predicting ecological consequences of marine top predator declines. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23, 202210.
  • Holt, R.D., Grover, J. & Tilman, D. (1994) Simple rules for interspecific dominance in systems with exploitative and apparent competition. The American Naturalist, 144, 741771.
  • Hughes, A.R., Bando, K.J., Rodriguez, L.F. & Williams, S.L. (2004) Relative effects of grazers and nutrients on seagrasses: a meta-analysis approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 282, 8799.
  • Huntly, N. (1991) Herbivores and the dynamics of communities and ecosystems. Ecology, 22, 477503.
  • Ims, R.A., Yoccoz, N., Brathen, K.A., Fauchald, P., Tveraa, T. & Hausner, V. (2007) Can reindeer overabundance cause a trophic cascade? Ecosystems, 10, 607622.
  • Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management Project Directorate (ICMAM PD) (2001) Critical habitat information system of Kadamath island, Lakshadweep. Technical Report. DOD, Government of India, pp. 201.
  • Jackson, J.B.C. (1997) Reefs since Columbus. Coral Reefs, 16, 523532.
  • Jackson, J.B.C. (2001) What was natural in the coastal oceans? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 98, 54115418.
  • Jagtap, T. (1991) Distribution of seagrasses along the Indian coast. Aquatic Botany, 40, 379386.
  • Jagtap, T. (1998) Structure of major seagrass beds from three coral reef atolls of Lakshadweep, Arabian Sea, India. Aquatic Botany, 60, 397408.
  • Jagtap, T.G. & Inamdar, S.N. (1991) Mapping of seagrass meadows from the Lakshadweep Islands (India) using aerial photographs. Photonirvachak – Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 19, 15.
  • Kirsch, K.D., Valentine, J.F., & Heck, K.L. Jr (2002) Parrotfish grazing on turtlegrass Thalassia testudinum: evidence for the importance of seagrass consumption in food web dynamics of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 227, 7185.
  • Kuiper-Linley, M., Johnson, C.R. & Lanyon, J.M. (2007) Effects of simulated green turtle regrazing on seagrass abundance, growth and nutritional status in Moreton Bay, south-east Queensland, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 58, 492503.
  • Lal, A., Arthur, R., Marba, N., Lill, A. & Alcoverro, T. (2010) Implications of conserving an ecosystem modifier: increasing green turtle (Chelonia mydas) densities substantially alters seagrass meadows. Biological Conservation, 143, 27302738.
  • Livingston, R.J. (1984) The relationship of physical factors and biological response in coastal seagrass meadows. Estuaries, 7, 377390.
  • Lubchenco, J. (1978) Plant species diversity in a marine intertidal community: importance of herbivore food preference and algal competitive abilities. The American Naturalist, 112, 2339.
  • Marbà, N. & Duarte, C.M. (1998) Rhizome elongation and seagrass clonal growth. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 174, 269280.
  • Mariani, S. & Alcoverro, T. (1999) A multiple-choice feeding-preference experiment utilising seagrasses with a natural population of herbivorous fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 189, 295299.
  • Maron, J.L. & Crone, E. (2006) Herbivory: effects on plant abundance, distribution, and population growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 273, 25752584.
  • McNaughton, S.J., Rues, R.W. & Seagle, S.W. (1988) Large mammals and process dynamics in African ecosystems. BioScience, 38, 794800.
  • Milchunas, D.G., Sala, O.E. & Lauenroth, W.K. (1988) A generalized model of the effects of grazing by large herbivores on grassland community structure. The American Naturalist, 132, 87106.
  • Moran, K.L. & Bjorndal, K.A. (2005) Simulated green turtle grazing affects structure and productivity of seagrass pastures. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 305, 235247.
  • Moran, K.L. & Bjorndal, K.A. (2007) Simulated green turtle grazing affects nutrient composition of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum. Marine Biology, 150, 10831092.
  • Moretto, A.S. & Distel, R.A. (1997) Competitive interactions between palatable and unpalatable grasses native to a temperate semi-arid grassland of Argentina. Plant Ecology, 130, 155161.
  • Mortimer, J.A. (1981) The feeding ecology of the West Caribbean green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Nicaragua. Biotropica, 13, 4958.
  • Nagelkerken, I., Roberts, C.M., van der Velde, G., Dorenbosch, M., van Riel, M.C., Cocheret de la Morinière, E. & Nienhuis, P.H. (2002) How important are mangroves and seagrass beds for coral-reef fish? The nursery hypothesis tested on an island scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 244, 299305.
  • Nobi, E.P., Dilipan, E., Sivakumar, K. & Thangaradjou, T. (2011) Distribution and biology of seagrass resources of Lakshadweep group of islands, India. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, 40, 624634.
  • Peterson, B.J., Rose, C.D., Rutten, L.M. & Fourqurean, J.W. (2002) Disturbance and recovery following catastrophic grazing: studies of a successional chronosequence in a seagrass bed. Oikos, 97, 361370.
  • Prado, P., Tomas, F., Alcoverro, T. & Romero, J. (2007) Extensive direct measurements of Posidonia oceanica defoliation confirm the importance of herbivory in temperate seagrass meadows. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 340, 6371.
  • Preen, A.R. (1995) Impacts of dugong foraging on seagrass habitats: observational and experimental evidence for cultivation grazing. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 124, 201213.
  • Qasim, S.Z. & Bhattathiri, P.M.A. (1971) Primary production of a seagrass bed on Kavaratti atoll (Laccadives). Hydrobiologia, 38, 2938.
  • R Development Core Team (2011) R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 3-900051-07-0, URL http://www.R-project.org.
  • Rasheed, M.A. (2004) Recovery and succession in a multi-species tropical seagrass meadow following experimental disturbance: the role of sexual and asexual reproduction. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 310, 1345.
  • Ritchie, M.E. & Olff, H. (1999). Herbivore diversity and plant dynamics: compensatory and additive effects. Herbivores: Between Plants and Predators. The 38th Symposium of the British Ecological Society, U.K. (eds H. Olff, V.K. Brown & R. Drent), pp. 175204. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.
  • Rodrigues, C.L., Caeiro, S. & Raikar, S.V. (1997) Marine macrophyte communities on the reef flat at Agatti Atoll (Lakshadweep, India). Botanica Marina, 40, 557568.
  • Seminoff, J.A. (2004). Chelonia mydas. IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. URL: www.iucnredlist.org. Accessed 13 November 2011.
  • Short, F.T. & Wyllie-Echeverria, S. (2009) Natural and human-induced disturbance of seagrasses. Environmental Conservation, 23, 1727.
  • Stapel, J., Hemminga, M.A., Bogert, C.G. & Maas, Y.E.M. (2001) Nitrogen (15N) retention in small Thalassia hemprichii seagrass plots in an offshore meadow in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Limnology and Oceanography, 46, 2437.
  • Tamelander, J. & Hoon, V. (2008). The artisanal reef fishery on Agatti Island, Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. Ten Years After Bleaching – Facing the Consequences of Climate Change in the Indian Ocean. CORDIO Status Report 2008 (eds D. Obura, J. Tamelander & O. Linden), pp. 293308. Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean/Sida-SAREC, Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Taquet, C., Taquet, M., Dempster, T., Soria, M., Ciccione, S.P., Roos, D. & Dagorn, L. (2006) Foraging of the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas on seagrass beds at Mayotte Island (Indian Ocean), determined by acoustic transmitters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 306, 295302.
  • Terrados, J. (1999) Nutrient and mass allocation of South-east Asian seagrasses. Aquatic Botany, 63, 203217.
  • Thayer, G.W., Bjorndal, K.A., Ogden, J.C., Williams, S.L. & Zieman, J.C. (1984) Role of larger herbivores in seagrass communities. Estuaries, 7, 351376.
  • Tilman, D. (1997). Mechanisms of plant competition. Plant Ecology (ed. M. Crawley), pp. 239261. Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK.
  • Tripathy, B.C., Shanker, K. & Choudhury, B.C. (2006) The status of sea turtles and their habitats in the Lakshadweep Archipelago, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 103, 3343.
  • Unsworth, R.K.F. & Cullen, L.C. (2010) Recognizing the necessity for Indo-Pacific seagrass conservation. Conservation Letters, 3, 6373.
  • Unsworth, R.K.F., Taylor, J.D., Powell, A., Bell, J.J. & Smith, D.J. (2007) The contribution of scarid herbivory to seagrass ecosystem dynamics in the Indo-Pacific. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 72, 8188.
  • Valentine, J.F. & Duffy, J.E. (2006). The central role of grazing in seagrass ecology. Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation (eds A.W.D. Larkum, R.J. Orth & C.M. Duarte), pp. 463501. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Valentine, J.F. & Heck Jr, K.L. (1999) Seagrass herbivory: evidence for the continued grazing of marine grasses. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 176, 291302.
  • Valentine, J.F., Heck Jr, K.L., Busby, J. & Webb, D. (1997) Experimental evidence that herbivory increases shoot density and productivity in a subtropical turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) meadow. Oecologia, 112, 193200.
  • Valentine, J.F., Blythe, E.F., Madhavan, S. & Sherman, T.D. (2004) Effects of simulated herbivory on nitrogen enzyme levels, assimilation and allocation in Thalassia testudinum. Aquatic Botany, 79, 235255.
  • Vergés, A., Becerro, M.A., Alcoverro, T. & Romero, J. (2007) Variation in multiple traits of vegetative and reproductive seagrass tissues influences plant-herbivore interactions. Oecologia, 151, 675686.
  • Williams, S.L. (1988) Disturbance and recovery of a deep-water Caribbean seagrass bed. Marine Ecology, 42, 6371.
  • Williams, S.L. & Heck Jr, K.L. (2001). Seagrass Community Ecology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, USA, pp. 317337.
  • Zieman, J.C., Iverson, R.L. & Ogden, J.C. (1984) Herbivory effects on Thalassia testudinum leaf growth and nitrogen content. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 15, 151158.