First insights into macro-and meiofaunal colonisation patterns on paired wood/slate substrata at Atlantic deep-sea hydrothermal vents
|Author(s)||Cuvelier Daphne1, 2, 3, Beesau Julie1, Ivanenko Viatcheslav4, Zeppilli Daniela1, Sarradin Pierre-Marie1, Sarrazin Jozee1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Ctr Bretagne, REM EEP, Lab Environm Profond,Inst Carnot EDROME, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Azores, IMAR, PT-9901862 Horta, Portugal.
3 : Univ Azores, Dept Oceanog & Fisheries, PT-9901862 Horta, Portugal.
4 : Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Fac Biol, Dept Invertebrate Zool, Moscow 119992, Russia.
|Source||Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers (0967-0637) (Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd), 2014-05 , Vol. 87 , P. 70-81|
|WOS© Times Cited||29|
|Keyword(s)||Colonisation, Organic and inorganic substrata, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Hydrothermal, Recruitment, Diversity, Temperature|
|Abstract||In 2006, paired wood and slate panels, each equipped with a temperature probe, were deployed on three different localities on and around the Eiffel Tower edifice (Lucky Strike vent field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge) within close proximity of visible hydrothermal activity. Recovery of these panels took place in 2008. For this two-year deployment period, the composition of colonising organisms (both macro-and meiofauna) was assessed, along with image analyses of the deployment sites in 2006 and 2008. Very few significant differences in colonisation between organic (wood) and inorganic (slate) panels were revealed. Rather, the locality of deployment and the local environmental conditions and hydrothermal activity were found to influence taxonomic composition. Variability in microhabitat conditions and biological interactions were hypothesised to interact jointly in shaping new faunal communities on the colonisation substrata.|