Cost/benefit analysis of a benthic monitoring programme of organic benthic enrichment using different sampling and analysis methods.

@article{Lampadariou2005CostbenefitAO,
  title={Cost/benefit analysis of a benthic monitoring programme of organic benthic enrichment using different sampling and analysis methods.},
  author={Nikolaos Lampadariou and Ioannis Karakassis and Tom H Pearson},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={1606-18}
}
To investigate the combined effects of decreasing taxonomic resolution (i.e. species, family, phylum), the use of different mesh-size (1.0 mm and 0.5 mm) and the type of samplers used (van Veen vs. corers taken by divers) on the quality of data obtained, a comparative study was undertaken with the overall aim of identifying cost efficient methods for routinely monitoring the ecological change caused by Mediterranean fish farming. The results clearly showed that information loss was relatively… CONTINUE READING
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