(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: Variables affecting organic decay processes in high tide pools and some effects of this process in Tigriopus californicus
Student Author(s): Lynch, Martin
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1977
Keywords: high tide pools
Abstract: The aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in high tide pools and the effects of these processes on Tigriopus californicus was investigated. Changes in dissolved oxygen and sulphide were measured in model preparations in the laboratory and compared to field measurements. Macrocystis pyrifera was the organic matter used in the study. Water column height and sediment depth were varied to obtain an estimate of the effect of these two variables on aerobic and anaerobic processes.