David Rowat's scientific contributions

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Article
Spiny lobsters (Panulirus longipes, P. penicillatus and P. versicolor) are an important resource in Seychelles, where they inhabit coastal carbonate and granite reefs that have been impacted by multiple coral bleaching events over the past two decades. Little is known about their biology and ecology in this region. Interspecific competition for foo...

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... As the biochemical composition of consumers largely reflects that of their prey (Iverson 2009), similar FA and SI trophic niches characterise similar dietary patterns. Our study found high habitat use and dietary similarities between the three Seychelles spiny lobster species, consistently with previous reported findings (Sardenne et al., 2021). The δ 13 C value ranges and FA profiles of the three species were distinctive of benthic consumers (high in 20:4n-6 with low-to-moderate levels of 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3). ...