Community recovery after storm damage: a case of facilitation in primary succession.

Academic Article


  • Manipulations of early arriving, fast-growing algal stands, which appeared soon after a severe storm denuded a Southern California marine reef habiatat, indicated that the dense cover protected newly settled kelp plants from excessive damage by grazing fishes. This is an example of refuge facilitation in primary succession after a major natural disturbance, a mechanism that may contribute substantially to the regeneration of a kelp forest.
  • Authors

  • Harris, Larry
  • Ebeling, AW
  • Laur, DR
  • Rowley, RJ
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 22, 1984
  • Published In


  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 17837192
  • Start Page

  • 1336
  • End Page

  • 1338
  • Volume

  • 224
  • Issue

  • 4655