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Biodiversity Science 2011, Vol. 19 Issue (05) :511-518    DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2011.08021
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Species diversity of macrobenthos in the rocky intertidal zone of Yushan Island
Haifeng Jiao1,2, Xiaoming Peng3, Zhongjie You1,2*, Huixiong Shi2, Zhijun Lou4, Hongdan Liu5*
1School of Marine Science, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315211
2Ningbo Academy of Oceanology and Fishery, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315012
3Fenghua Bureau of Oceanology and Fishery, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315500
4Xiangshan Bureau of Oceanology and Fishery, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315700
5Ningbo Institute of Marine Development and Research, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315040

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Abstract In order to understand the diversity and structure of macrobenthic communities in the intertidal zone of Yushan Island, we surveyed the diversity of macrobenthos at five sampling stations between March 2009 and January 2010. A total of 100 species of intertidal macrobenthos was identified. We quantified species diversity based on investigations of species composition, biomass and abundance. The results showed that: the average Shannon-Wiener diversity index (H')、Pielou index (J)、Margalef’s richness index (R) and Simpson’s diversity index (D) in different sections and seasons were 3.328 ± 0.109, 0.725 ± 0.021, 4.350 ± 0.216 and 0.823 ± 0.016, respectively. Shannon-Wiener (H') and Margalef’s richness indices (R) varied among sampling stations (H': F4,15=3.192, P<0.05; R: F4,15=5.623, P<0.01), meanwhile Pielou (J) and Simpson’s indices (D) demonstrated significant seasonal variation (J: F3,16=6.575, P<0.01; D: F3,16=3.359, P<0.05). Using an ABC (abundance biomass comparison) curve, we analyzed the structure of the intertidal community in Yushan Island and found that overall disturbance was not apparent except in summer.
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JIAO Hai-Feng
SHI Hui-Xiong
YOU Zhong-Jie
LOU Zhi-Jun
LIU Hong-Dan
KeywordsYushan Island   special marine reserve   macrobenthos   diversity     
Received 2011-01-26; published 2011-09-20
Corresponding Authors: Zhongjie You     Email: zuiyou@163.com
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Haifeng Jiao, Xiaoming Peng, Zhongjie You, Huixiong Shi, Zhijun Lou, Hongdan Liu. Species diversity of macrobenthos in the rocky intertidal zone of Yushan Island[J].  Biodiversity Science, 2011, 19(05): 511-518
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