• Academic publication

Response of the microbial community to bioturbation by benthic macrofauna on intertidal flats

Shen H, Jiang G, Wan X, Li H, Qiao Y, Thrush S & He P (2017)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 488:44

  • Nutrient content were decreased significantly by bioturbation.
  • Pore-water profiles in sediments were significantly influenced by bioturbation.
  • The microbial community in sediments was not significantly changed by bioturbation.
  • The relative abundance of Nitrospirae and the number of AOB amoA copies were increased significantly by bioturbation.

Microbial community, Bioturbation, Meretrix meretrix, Perinereis aibuhitensis