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Title: THE EFFECTS OF SEAWALL HABITAT COMPLEXITY ON FISH ASSEMBLAGES AND TROPHIC INTERACTIONS
Authors: DAISUKE TAIRA
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0002-4366-4961
Keywords: fish diversity, urban ecology, coastal development, artificial coastal defences, ecological engineering, trophic ecology
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2022
Citation: DAISUKE TAIRA (2022-01-21). THE EFFECTS OF SEAWALL HABITAT COMPLEXITY ON FISH ASSEMBLAGES AND TROPHIC INTERACTIONS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Proliferation of artificial coastal defences such as seawalls is extensively transforming natural nearshore habitats in urban coastal cities worldwide. Understanding responses of different marine taxa to such habitat modifications is a key challenge in marine urban ecology and sustainable waterfront development. To date, seawall ecology research mostly focuses on understanding and enhancing intertidal communities but little is known about ecologically and economically important subtidal organisms such as fish. In my thesis, My thesis investigated seawall fish assemblage patterns in relation to trophic interactions and habitat structural complexity, using Singapore as a case study of a heavily urbanised coastline. My results showed that seawalls support unique fish assemblages and revealed that some of the underlying trophic-mediated and physical structure-driven mechanisms of the assemblage patterns as well as effective ecological engineering interventions. The obtained knowledge will contribute to designing more ecologically smart seawalls and improving conservation planning of local fish diversity.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226229
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