Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Research article
30 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 30 Jun 2020

Dynamics of environmental conditions during the decline of a Cymodocea nodosa meadow

Mirjana Najdek, Marino Korlević, Paolo Paliaga, Marsej Markovski, Ingrid Ivančić, Ljiljana Iveša, Igor Felja, and Gerhard J. Herndl


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Mar 2020) by Minhan Dai
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2020) by Minhan Dai
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 May 2020) by Minhan Dai
AR by Mirjana Najdek on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Jun 2020) by Minhan Dai
Short summary
The response of Cymodocea nodosa to environmental changes was reported during a 15-month period. The meadow decline was triggered in spring by the simultaneous reduction of available light in the water column and the creation of anoxic conditions in the rooted area. This disturbance was critical for the plant since it took place during its recruitment phase when metabolic needs are maximal and stored reserves minimal. The loss of such habitat-forming seagrass is a major environmental concern.
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