Title

Characterising responses of the seagrass Posidonia Sinuosa to changes in light availability

Date of Award

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

The unrelenting threat of seagrass loss resulting from reduced light availability has motivated this characterisation of responses of Posidonia sinuosa Cambridge et Kuo to light availability and their application as monitoring tools. The study comprised of three major components: an assessment of P. sinuosa characteristics across a depth related gradient in long-term light availability; an in situ experiment to test for responses to short-term light reduction; and experimental investigations into the role of translocation to cope with reduced light availability.

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