A process for comparing and interpreting differences in two benthic indices in New York Harbor.

@article{Benyi2009APF,
  title={A process for comparing and interpreting differences in two benthic indices in New York Harbor.},
  author={Sandra J Benyi and Jeffrey W. Hollister and John A. Kiddon and Henry Allen Walker},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 1-3},
  pages={65-71}
}
Often when various estuarine benthic indices disagree in their assessments of benthic condition, they are reflecting different aspects of benthic condition. We describe a process to screen indices for associations and, after identifying candidate metrics, evaluate metrics individually against the indices. We utilize radar plots as a multi-metric visualization tool, and conditional probability plots and receiver operating characteristic curves to evaluate associations seen in the plots. We… CONTINUE READING