Kyle Cavanaugh, University of California-Los Angeles, NSF Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Site Giant kelp is an example of a foundation species—one that physically modifies its environment and provides food and habitat for an entire ecological community. In contrast to long-lived foundation species such as forests, coral reefs and mangroves, giant kelp has a short life… Read more »
Kelp forests as sentinels of ecosystem change? 2014-2015 heatwaves offer a test.
Dan Reed, Libe Washburn, Andrew Rassweiler, Robert Miller, Tom Bell and Shannon Harrer
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara
Poster presented at NSF-LTER Symposium, March 21, 2017