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(Newark, Del. : College of Marine Studies and Department of Biological Sciences, 1972) Daiber, Franklin C.; Jackewicz, Joan R.
A study was undertaken to determine the energy utilized by
Sesarma in feeding upon Spartina over lunar-monthly periods.
Amounts of Spartina ingested and assimilated, in terms of grams
dry weight, were found for three groups of crabs. These studies
indicate a possible relationship between the quantity (i.e. grams
dry weight) and/or quanity (i.e. associated with maturity) of
Spartina available to the crabs and the amounts ingested and
assimilated. These data, in addition to data from respiration
measurements, were combined with information from the literature
to construct energy budgets, in terms of caloric values, for the
(Newark, Del.: College of Marine Studies and School of Life and Health Sciences, 1977) Daiber, Franklin C.
The present paper will
review various parameters and their interactions that influence
marsh animal distributions which in turn influence facets of
life histories such as breeding, feeding and behavior. No
attempt will be made to be all inclusive, whole groups of animals
will not be covered such as the Foraminifera.
(Newark, Del. : Marine Laboratories, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 1970) Daiber, Franklin C.; Gallagher, John L.; Sullivan, Michael J.
Research on the ecology of Delaware's tidal salt marshes
has focused on nutrient and energy budgets of such areas. The
flux of various forms of phosphorus and nitrogen in the water
entering and leaving the marshes has been investigated, the role
of bacteria in nutrient cycling has been studied and the production
of the angiosperms has been estimated. The role of algae
in this system has not been previously investigated. In this
study some aspects of the algae's role in the nutrient and energy
cycles and the ecological factors that influence this role have
(Newark, Del. : College of Marine Studies and Department of Biological Sciences, 1972) Daiber, Franklin C.; Sullivan, Michael J.
The chief objective of the research is to test the hypothesis
that light intensity and nutrients are significant factors in the
structure of the edaphic diatom assemblage and in the abundance of
edaphic soil algae.