Fairy circle landscapes under the sea

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625336
Title:
Fairy circle landscapes under the sea
Authors:
Ruiz-Reynés, Daniel; Gomila, Damià; Sintes, Tomàs; Hernández-García, Emilio ( 0000-0002-9568-8287 ) ; Marbà, Núria; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 )
Abstract:
Short-scale interactions yield large-scale vegetation patterns that, in turn, shape ecosystem function across landscapes. Fairy circles, which are circular patches bare of vegetation within otherwise continuous landscapes, are characteristic features of semiarid grasslands. We report the occurrence of submarine fairy circle seascapes in seagrass meadows and propose a simple model that reproduces the diversity of seascapes observed in these ecosystems as emerging from plant interactions within the meadow. These seascapes include two extreme cases, a continuous meadow and a bare landscape, along with intermediate states that range from the occurrence of persistent but isolated fairy circles, or solitons, to seascapes with multiple fairy circles, banded vegetation, and
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Ruiz-Reynés D, Gomila D, Sintes T, Hernández-García E, Marbà N, et al. (2017) Fairy circle landscapes under the sea. Science Advances 3: e1603262. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1603262.
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Journal:
Science Advances
Issue Date:
3-Aug-2017
DOI:
10.1126/sciadv.1603262
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2375-2548
Sponsors:
D.R.-R., D.G., T.S., E.H.-G., and N.M. acknowledge financial support from AEI/FEDER [Agencia Estatal de Investigación/Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, European Union (EU)] (FIS2015-63628-C2-1-R, FIS2015-63628-C2-2-R, and CGL2015-71809-P). C.M.D. was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology through the baseline funding.
Additional Links:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/8/e1603262
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Reynés, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorGomila, Damiàen
dc.contributor.authorSintes, Tomàsen
dc.contributor.authorHernández-García, Emilioen
dc.contributor.authorMarbà, Núriaen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T06:41:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-14T06:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-03en
dc.identifier.citationRuiz-Reynés D, Gomila D, Sintes T, Hernández-García E, Marbà N, et al. (2017) Fairy circle landscapes under the sea. Science Advances 3: e1603262. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1603262.en
dc.identifier.issn2375-2548en
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/sciadv.1603262en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625336-
dc.description.abstractShort-scale interactions yield large-scale vegetation patterns that, in turn, shape ecosystem function across landscapes. Fairy circles, which are circular patches bare of vegetation within otherwise continuous landscapes, are characteristic features of semiarid grasslands. We report the occurrence of submarine fairy circle seascapes in seagrass meadows and propose a simple model that reproduces the diversity of seascapes observed in these ecosystems as emerging from plant interactions within the meadow. These seascapes include two extreme cases, a continuous meadow and a bare landscape, along with intermediate states that range from the occurrence of persistent but isolated fairy circles, or solitons, to seascapes with multiple fairy circles, banded vegetation, anden
dc.description.sponsorshipD.R.-R., D.G., T.S., E.H.-G., and N.M. acknowledge financial support from AEI/FEDER [Agencia Estatal de Investigación/Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, European Union (EU)] (FIS2015-63628-C2-1-R, FIS2015-63628-C2-2-R, and CGL2015-71809-P). C.M.D. was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology through the baseline funding.en
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/8/e1603262en
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, so long as the resultant use is not for commercial advantage and provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.titleFairy circle landscapes under the seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalScience Advancesen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionIFISC (Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos) [Universidad Illes Baleares-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (UIB-CSIC)], Campus Universitat Illes Balears, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Global Change Research, IMEDEA (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies) (UIB-CSIC), Miquel Marqués 21, 07190 Esporles, Spain.en
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
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