The effects of fertilization on seagrass performance

Seagrasses are key habitat-formers on shallow soft bottoms, where a range of human actions may erode their performance and resilience. Fertilization has been widely demonstrated to negatively impact on seagrass health. In a recent study, we demonstrate that the maintenance of seagrass clonal integration buffer against the pervasive effects of fertilization, hence promoting seagrass resistance, whereas the response of associated epiphytes and epifauna is irrespective of seagrass clonal integration. Feel free to download the paper from the “publications” section.

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