Copyright © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Investigating the management potential of a seagrass model through sensitivity analysis and experiments.Ecological Applications 7:300–315. Growth reached an optimum at salinity 19 and was more affected by hyposalinity than hypersalinity. 1989. Salinity affects the osmotic pressure in the cells, but many seagrasses are well adapted to sudden changes in salinity. Its rhizomes help to anchor it to the floor so it does not get destroyed by the waves. While the roots of seagrasses serve to anchor the plants they are not necessary for water intake. Browder, J. In marine algae, for example, complete recovery of photosynthesis can be achieved within minutes (most microalgae) to hours (most macroalgae; Gessner and Schramm, 1971, Kirst, 1989). By September 2004, 5 months after the disturbance, shoot density and biomass were almost recovered to the levels reported before the clamming activity. Differences between hyposalinity and hypersalinity responses were generally replicated in the literature, but we were not able to detect any differences across studies. Short, F. T., M. W. Davis, R. A. Gibson, andC. In contrast, sites in the west and south of the bay have greater potential to recover from disturbances due to a larger seed bank and these sites could act as source populations for sites where seed production is low. In these experiments time was the overriding factor affecting the persistence Z. marina seed banks for all treatments in both NC and CB and viability was not significantly affected by seed source, site, or sediment type. Studies conducted on these marine angiosperms suggest that most species have optimal growth between 30 and 40 psu, although a few species have enhanced growth in brackish waters (e.g. Our simulations indicate that although growth rates ofT. Tolerate wide range of salinity. Support and movement-Mangroves are anchored by complex root systems. C. Ogden. Distribution, abundance and productivity of seagrasses and macroalgae in Florida Bay.Bulletin of Marine Science 44:292–311. The Z. japonica bed at the study site has been monitored since January 2003. However, K+ content of cells remained high when thalli were exposed to LSS_5, which is advantageous for the high photosynthesis rate of thalli. The transport of terrestrial nutrients to South Florida coastal waters, p. 361–413.In J. W. Porter and K. G. Porter (eds. Wortmann, J. J., W. Hearne, andJ. Zieman, J. C. 1974. Seagrass biomass, epiphyte load, canopy height and stem density showed few consistent spatial and temporal patterns. Secondary dispersal dynamics are species-specific, related to seed morphology and tightly coupled to each species' reproductive strategy. 1985. Observations on cell wall elasticity indicate that some seagrasses maintain fairly rigid walls (high Є values), thereby limiting the amount of water influx during hypoosmotic stress. Therefore seagrasses in estuarine environments are likely to be better adapted to rapid and substantial salinity changes in comparison to near-shore coastal species. We evaluate if the distribution and abundance ofThalassia testudinum, Syringodium filiforme, andHalodule wrightii within Biscayne Bay, Florida, are influenced by salinity regimes using, a combination of field surveys, salinity exposure experiments, and a seagrass simulation model. Fourqurean, J. W., M. J. Durako, M. O. Seagrasses can tolerate short-term salinity fluctuations, as necessitated by the nature of coastal and estuarine environments which are often susceptible to changes in natural (freshwater inflows, hurricanes) and anthropogenic (wastewater disposal, desalination plants, and modified watersheds) freshwater inputs (Adams and Bate, 1994, Tomasko and Hall, 1999, Torquemada et al., 2005, Thorhaug et al., 2006). Brook, I. M. 1982. Provide shelter and food. B. Robblee. Hall, andL. Complete shoot loss was projected after 76 (Z. muelleri) to 130 d (T. hemprichii). 275-283, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Volume 471, 2015, pp. Eelgrass, Zostera marina, prefers polyhaline waters, or estuarine waters with salinities ranging between 20-31 ppt. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Coastal Lagoons, Bordeaux, France.Oceanol Acta 1982:63–72. C. Zieman. Moreover, P. haitanensis thalli rapidly excreted Na+, K+, and proline to achieve osmotic balance. Environmental factors affecting seagrass distribution include salinity, light, and air exposure. Seagrasses are major structuring components of some of the most productive marine ecosystems. Particular adaptations of seagrasses to a life submerged in saltwater include an efficient ability to incorporate … Subscription will auto renew annually. Salt tolerance of mangroves and submerged aquatic plants, p. 379–390.In R. J. Reimold and W. H. Queen (eds.). An efficient sampling survey design to estimate pink shrimp population abundance in Biscayne Bay, Florida.North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:696–712. We performed an Indicator Species Analysis (ISA) and estimated taxonomical diversity indices to investigate whether differences among stream sub-types affect macrophytes assemblage structure. Wang, J. D., J. Luo, and J. Ault. The hyposaline stress treatment caused more severe damages to the thalli than the hypersaline stress conditions. These communities are generally found in extremely sheltered embayments, marine inlets, estuaries and lagoons, with very weak tidal currents. High organic matter productivity. However, brine produced by SWRO is generally discharged to the subtidal area potentially causing detrimental effects on benthic organisms. wrightii can also be found in areas influenced by canal discharge. In contrast, K+ levels in Z. marina (75 to 200 mmol dm− 3) were highest in leaves and lowest in roots (Ye and Zhao, 2003). In press. Overall, these results suggest that eelgrass is tolerant to large fluctuations in salinity, but sudden extreme reductions may act as a severe co-stressor, and contribute to accumulated stress-exposure effects (chronic or lasting effects). Surveys conducted in June 2001 revealed that whileT. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, Florida. Seawater is more than 3% salt, with molarities of major ions ranging from 540 mM for Cl-, 460 mM for Na+, and 50 mM Mg+. ), Everglades. Specifically, we found that macrophytes in the intermittent streams, survive during dry period through the establishment of dormant seed bank or through belowground organs. Maximum growth rates forT testudinum were observed near oceanic salinity values (30–40‰) and lowest growth rates at extreme values (5‰ and 45‰).S. Chin Fatt, J. andJ. The limiting effects of stressors like desiccation, light and salinity on seagrass growth and distribution are well-studied. Although the Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) culture grounds are occasionally located in Zostera japonica beds along the coasts of Korea, plant responses to the clamming activity have not been reported for this seagrass species. The influence of salinity on seagrass growth, survivorship, and distribution within Biscayne Bay, Florida: Field, experimental, and modeling studies. All Z. japonica shoots were removed and buried in the sediment immediately after the clamming activity. Responses were slower in the low than in the very low treatment, therefore, efforts to minimize water quality degradation will be rewarded with delayed impacts to seagrasses. The reactive oxygen species production was lower under LSS_5 compared with LSS_0. Tomasko, D. A., C. J. Dawes, andM. 1989. Mangrove adaptations. Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Rhizome carbohydrates were not affected by disturbances during any of the four experimental periods and could not explain the low recovery during mid-growing season. Seagrass most often occurs in areas of low to moderate current velocities where the water is clear; thereby allowing sunlight to penetrate to the leaf blades. 1989. Competition between the seagrassesThalassia testudinum andSyringodium filiforme in a Caribbean lagoon.Marine Ecology Progress Series 35:91–98. Wave Energy. Wang, J. D., E. Daddio, andM. R., M. J. Durako, andR. Seagrass bed or meadows. Seagrass species contain various amounts dependent on the organ and on the salinity (Halodule wrightii 8.5 g SP and Halophila decipiens 7.7 g SP per mg dry weight), comparably high as some mangrove species, whereas in terrestrial crop plants the values are below 0.001 g SP per mg dry weight [72, 73]. 131-142, 2016 Structural and biochemical responses of the seagrass Halodule uninervis to changes in salinity in Kuwait Bay, Doha area Aala Al-Arbash 1, Dhia Al-Bader2,*, Patrice Suleman3 Dept. This study examined the response of the local seagrass Halophila ovalis to the joint effect of a short-term salinity increase and a transient temperature stress, through two mesocosm experiments. Coastal ecosystems, and especially estuaries, are subject to environmental fluctuations that can be amplified by anthropogenic changes. South Florida Water Management District, West Plam Beach, Florida. They also showed lower values of Specific Leaf Area and therefore a reduction of water loss through evapotranspiration. Between about 70 million and 100 million years ago, the three independent seagrass lineages (Hydrocharitaceae, Cymodoceaceae complex, and Zosteraceae) evolved from a single lineage of monocotyledonous … A. andH. For most angiosperms, elevated environmental salinities can promote both hyperionic and hyperosmotic stress, with consequential decreases in growth and development and increases in plant mortality (Mahajan and Tuteja, 2005). The hydrophilic nature of organic compounds such as organic acids, soluble carbohydrates, and free amino acids allow them to serve as osmoprotectants and low-molecular-weight chaperones which diminishes the inhibitory effects of potentially harmful ions on metabolic processes. Initial (24 h) leaf Cu concentration was in proportion to exposure Cu concentrations, irrespective of manipulated environmental conditions, suggesting passive accumulation. Seagrass tissues are hyperosmotic relative to their environment (Touchette 2007). The influence of freshwater runoff on biomass, morphometrics, and production ofThalassia Testudinum.Aquatic Botany 1536:1–12. Origin of circular beds ofThalassia (Spermatophyta: Hydrocharitaceae) in south Biscayne Bay, Florida, and their relationship to mangrove hammocks.Bulletin of Marine Science 22:559–574. 1999. P., D. Lirman, S. C. Tosini, D. Diresta, J. Luo, andJ. L. Iverson. CAS  University of Miami, Miami, Florida. The rate of water movement depends largely on the hydraulic conductivity of the plasmalemma and the elastic properties of the cell wall (bulk elastic modulus; Є). Processes including direct physiological responses to nutrient enrichment (Touchette and Burkholder, 2000a) and altered salinity regimes have also contributed to the disappearance of seagrass meadows (Zieman et al., 1999, Rudnick et al., 2005). Sport fisheries, p. 31–34.In G. L. Voss, F. M. Bayer, C. R. Robins, M. F. Gomon, and E. T. LaRoe (eds. C. Zieman. The slower recovery by macrophytes is attributed to their lower cytoplasmic-to-vacuolar ratios, While hypo- and hypersaline conditions can often depress carbon fixation in seagrasses, modifications in carbohydrate catabolism and metabolism would be necessary to allow for the accumulation or degradation of organic solutes. The distribution and dynamics of submerged vegetation along gradients of salinity in northeast Florida Bay.Bulletin of Marine Science 44:521. To better understand the adaptations the plant made in returning to a saltwater ... as well as to salinity tolerance, ... early-warning indicators that may foreshadow seagrass ecosystem collapse. 1976. Due to a number of gaps in our basic understanding of salt tolerance in seagrasses, I have also invoked key physiological principles from other marine macrophytes (including marine algae) and terrestrial halophytes to build upon existing knowledge of seagrass-salinity interactions. Fourqurean, J. W. andM. Florida Sea Grant, Gainsville, Florida. Zostera muelleri leaves could act as a Cu bioindicator at times of reduced light and salinity while further interpretation is required of below-ground Cu concentrations. Everglades. However, little is known about their interactive effects, and whether such effects might differ among populations that are adapted to different local conditions. Florida Bay: A brief history of recent ecological changes.Estuaries 22:345–357. In marine environments characterised by habitat-forming plants, the relative allocation of resources into vegetative growth and flowering is an important indicator of plant condition and hence ecosystem health. Brand, L. E. 2002. Dunton, K. H. 1994. Salinity (in parts per thousand) was measured in the creeks using a refractometer, while depth was measured using a tape. Montague, C. L. andJ. Diego Lirman. ), Proceedings Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium. Evidence for this includes concurrent NO3− and H+ fluxes (Mistrik and Ullrich, 1996), NO3− induced depolarization of membranes (McClure et al., 1990, Glass et al., 1992), and pH dependent NO3− influx (Meharg and Blatt, 1995). Zieman, J. C. 1982. andHalodule wrightii Aschers in two subtropical estuaries.Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 143:147–164. The rate of water movement into or out of plant cells depends greatly on the hydraulic conductivity of the cell membrane as well as the elastic properties of the cell wall. To overcome these challenges, macrophytes display a multitude of morphological and physiological adaptations in the form of functional responses that enable them to withstand drying (Brock and Casanova, 1997).Some vascular macrophytes can fully withstand drying, maintaining their aboveground parts either with or without modifying their growth form (Touchette, 2007; De Wilde et al., 2014).Some helophytes and amphibious species can develop plastic adjustments, even if the latter need substrate with a high capacity for water retention to survive (De Wilde et al., 2014). High affinity Na+-dependent nutrient transport systems (for NO3−, H2PO4−, and HPO4−2) which benefit from the inwardly driving force for Na+ have been observed in seagrasses. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. However, a few shoots were found at the disturbed area in July 2004, 3 months after the clamming activity. An Ecosystem Sourcebook. Effects of the number of short shoots and presence of the rhizome apical meristem on the survival and growth of transplantedThalassia testudinum.Contributions in Marine Science 32:41–48. There are a number of channels involved, Sodium is the most common ion in Z. marina tissue (250 to 400 mmol dm− 3), with higher concentrations found in leaves and roots relative to shoots (Ye and Zhao, 2003). Harwell, M. A. O. Zieman, J. C. 1975. Williams, S. L. 1987. of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, … 2001. Recreational fishery and population dynamics of spiny lobsters,Panulirus argus, in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Florida.Bulletin of Marine Science 44:78–88. 1999. Report to Metro Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management. The plasma membrane potential (Em) of Z. marina is approximately − 160 mV in full-strength seawater, Adaptations by seagrasses to tolerate and even flourish in high-saline habitats have undoubtedly altered many physiological processes in these plants. Salinity increase in isolation favoured ramet survival. Two separate field experiments in the Newport River/Back Sound, North Carolina (NC) and the lower Chesapeake Bay (CB), Virginia were conducted in 2007 and 2008 to quantify the effects of time (6, 12, 15 months), seed source (mixed-annual, perennial NC; perennial CB), site (local environmental factors), and sediment type (fine, coarse) on the persistence of Zostera marina seeds in the sediment seed bank. Hall, M. O., M. J. Durako, J. W. Fourqurean, andJ. At low to intermediate salinities (10-20 ppt) eelgrass can survive, continuing to photosynthesize, but productivity is reduced by 50%. How seagrass survives. Ecology of Halophytes. Freshwater flow from the Everglades to Florida Bay: A historical reconstruction based on fluorescent banding in the coralSolenastrea bournoni.Bulletin of Marine Science 44:274–282. Seagrasses are highly productive submersed marine angiosperms that grow in shallow coastal and estuarine waters, providing critical habitat for numerous finfish, shellfish, waterfowl, and herbivorous mammals (Phillips and Meñez, 1988, Klumpp et al., 1989). Alleman, R. W. 1995. While modifications in ion flux and organic solute levels often follow changes in environmental salinities, these adjustments are relatively slow (hours to days). Beds of seagrass (Zostera marina or Ruppia spp.) Article  Fish and Wildlife Services, Office of Biological Services, Washington, D.C. Zieman, J. C., J. W. Fourqurean, andT. To generate and maintain high osmotic pressure, seagrasses utilize selective ion flux. in shallow sublittoral sediments. 1995. ... be found in marine habitats with low to moderate salinity, the assemblage of plant species ... pollination, is completed under water. In this study, we investigated the impact of hydromorphology on macrophyte stream assemblages in Cyprus and analysed their structural and functional responses. Salinity tolerances of five marine spermatophytes of Redfish Bay, Texas.Ecology 48: 503–506. However, general patterns were similar; timing strongly influenced the indicator of meadow resilience and its correlation with presence during the two main seagrass growth phases. It is recommended that Z. muelleri could be utilised as a Cu bioindicator. Studies conducted on these marine angiosperms suggest that most species have optimal growth between 30 and 40 psu, although a few species have enhanced growth in brackish waters (e.g. Science survey team final report, p. 65–230.In Biscayne Bay Partnership Initiative. W. Zieman. Dry/wet climates can also influence salinity. C. Phillips. The ecology, seasonal periodicity, and distribution of benthic plants in some Texas lagoons.Botanica Marina 8:4–21. The present study paves the way for more detailed investigations of the mechanisms behind the hyposaline stress tolerance of intertidal seaweed. D. Wang. wrightii able to outcompeteT. Seagrass osmoregulation adaptations allow them to inhabit saline waters that are in constant flux. Arguably, one of the greatest obstacles for vascular marine plants to overcome is high salinities. Ault, J., J. Luo, S. G. Smith, J. E. Serafy, J. D. Wang, R. Humston, andG. Modeling seagrass communities in tropical and subtropical bays and estuaries: A mathematical model synthesis of current hypotheses.Bulletin of Marine Science 54:757–781. ), The Marine Ecology of the Biscayne National Monument Miami. An adaption is a feature of an organism that makes it suited to its environment, helping it to survive and reproduce. Thus, the initial rapid revegetation of the disturbed area occurred via asexual reproduction through new shoot formation from the buried below-ground tissues. Our results showed that these alterations in stream hydromorphology will produce changes in macrophyte assemblages which might cause shifts in stream ecosystem functions and services. Although high Є would be beneficial to open-water coastal plants living in relatively stable saline environments, in estuaries where salinities fluctuate considerably over shorter intervals, high Є could promote flaccid cells with no turgor pressure during hyperosmotic conditions. Zieman, J. C. 1976. Factors that affect the establishment and growth of seagrass include light availability, water temperature, salinity, sediment composition, nutrient levels, wave energy, and tidal range. De Sylva, D. P. 1969. The Structures & Adaptations to Marine Living; ... Each form of marine life has become adapted to a specific niche with a relatively narrow variation in salinity, temperature, and light. The vascular plants of Biscayne Bay, p. 95–102.In A. Thorhaug and A. Volke (eds. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. The results indicated the existence of two permanent and two intermittent flow sub-types. However, in combination with warming, salinity had a positive effect on Gross Pmax. Adaptations to Life in the Estuary Estuaries Tutorial. Academic Press, New York. The activation of heat shock proteins maintained the protein homeostasis under LSS_0, which may be a signature of the ability of Pyropia spp. While our basic understanding of how seagrasses survive in saline environments is increasing, it still lags well behind marine algae and terrestrial halophytes. A. Diaz. 30-40, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 65, Issues 4–9, 2012, pp. Terrestrial plants evolved perhaps as early as 450 million years ago from a group of green algae. 1997. 1994. N. Hefty. The combination of adaptations to the habitats and processes that define them make- south-west Australia a region where there is an unusually high number of co-occurring seagrass species, the highest in the world for a temperate environment (19 species), and approaching the species diversity of many tropical environments. testudinum decrease when salinity is lowered, this species can still be a dominant component of nearshore communities as confirmed by our surveys. 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