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dc.contributor.authorLang, Darin Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T04:30:15Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T04:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.otherlang_darin_m_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/lang_darin_m_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29892
dc.description.abstractDispersal largely controls the distribution of foraminifera yet only a handful of studies have focused on it. Understanding dispersal is important to comprehend the ability of foraminifera to respond and recover from short and long-term events, by allowing for assemblages to change over time. The purpose of this study is to assess foraminiferal dispersal off the northeast coast of the United States. To do this, foraminiferal propagules were collected from four sites, ranging from 70 – 2200 m, south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (USA). The propagules were incubated at non-ambient temperatures and foraminifera were allowed to grow. The resulting assemblages were compared to each other and to the assemblages found in situ at each of the sites. Results show that propagules of allochthonous taxa grew from all of the collecting sites. Opportunists dominated samples grown in this study. The results of this study suggest that foraminiferal dispersal varies by species.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbenthic foraminifera
dc.subjectdispersal
dc.subjectpropagules
dc.subjectBrizalina lowmani, Rosalina floridana
dc.subjectTextularia earlandi
dc.subjectLeptohalysis scottii
dc.subjectBolivina variabilis
dc.subjectProlixoplecta parvula
dc.titleDispersal and propagule banks of benthic foraminifera
dc.title.alternativeshelf to bathyal settings, western North Atlantic
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeology
dc.description.majorGeology
dc.description.advisorSusan Goldstein
dc.description.committeeSusan Goldstein
dc.description.committeeSteven Holland
dc.description.committeeJoan Bernhard


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