Assessing the ecological quality status of a temperate urban estuary by means of benthic biotic indices.

@article{Hutton2015AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the ecological quality status of a temperate urban estuary by means of benthic biotic indices.},
  author={M T Hutton and Natalia Venturini and Felipe Garc{\'i}a-Rodr{\'i}guez and Ernesto Brugnoli and P. Fernandez Mu{\~n}iz},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={441-53}
}
Benthic indices are commonly used tools for assessing the environmental quality, because they represent a simple source of scientific information. However, their performance could vary depending on the application area and perturbation types, thus they should be tested before used in other remote geographic regions. This study aims to test the use of some of the most widely common benthic biotic indices for assessing the environmental quality of Montevideo's coastal zone at a seasonal scale… CONTINUE READING