Assessing a Quick Monitoring Method Using Rocky Intertidal Communities as a Bioindicator: A Multivariate Approach in Algeciras Bay

  title={Assessing a Quick Monitoring Method Using Rocky Intertidal Communities as a Bioindicator: A Multivariate Approach in Algeciras Bay},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Guerra-Garc{\'i}a and Manuel J Maestre and A. R. Gonz{\'a}lez and Jos{\'e} C. Garc{\'i}a-G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
A multivariate approach was used to test the value of intertidal communities as a bioindicator of environmental conditions at Algeciras Bay, southern Spain. The study area is located in the Strait of Gibraltar and it is subjected to a variety of anthropic impacts. Eight localities (5 inside and 3 outside the bay) were selected, and four transects were undertaken in each locality to characterise the fauna and flora. The spatial distribution of the intertidal species reflected the physico… 
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