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© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. As coastal population growth increases globally, effective waste management practices are required to protect biodiversity. Water authorities are under increasing pressure to reduce the impact of sewage effluent discharged into the coastal environment and restore disturbed ecosystems. We review the role of benthic macroalgae as ecosystem engineers and focus particularly on the temperate Australasian fucoid Hormosira banksii as a case study for rocky intertidal restoration efforts. Research focussing on the roles of ecosystem engineers is lagging behind restoration research of ecosystem engineers. As such, management decisions are being made without a sound understanding of the ecology of ecosystem engineers. For successful restoration of rocky intertidal shores it is important that we assess the thresholds of engineering traits (discussed herein) and the environmental conditions under which they are important.
Author(s): Bellgrove A, McKenzie PF, Cameron H, Pocklington JB
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Print publication date: 15/04/2017
Online publication date: 12/02/2017
Acceptance date: 05/02/2017
Date deposited: 12/05/2017
ISSN (print): 0025-326X
ISSN (electronic): 1879-3363
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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