The botanical magazine = Shokubutsu-gaku-zasshi

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 319–321

Crowding effect in marine macrophytic algae populations

  • Toshihiko Hara
  • Fumito Koike
  • Kiyoshi Matsui
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF02489548

Cite this article as:
Hara, T., Koike, F. & Matsui, K. Bot Mag Tokyo (1986) 99: 319. doi:10.1007/BF02489548

Abstract

Crowding effect in natural populations of three species ofSargassum, subtidal marine macrophytic algae, was investigated by harvesting all plants within a 1×1 m or 0.5×0.5m quadrat located at depths of 3–5m in Tanabe Bay (33°41′N and 135°20′E).Sargassum populations conformed to the same 3/2 power law that holds in many terrestrial plant populations.

Key words

Crowding effect 3/2 Power law Sargassum Subtidal marine macrophytic algae 

Copyright information

© The Botanical Society of Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiko Hara
    • 1
  • Fumito Koike
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Matsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Plant Ecological Studies, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyoto