Is the distribution of the lancelet Branchiostoma caribaeum affected by sewage discharges? An analysis at multiple scales of variability.

@article{Barboza2013IsTD,
  title={Is the distribution of the lancelet Branchiostoma caribaeum affected by sewage discharges? An analysis at multiple scales of variability.},
  author={Carlos Alberto de Moura Barboza and Heliatrice Louise Hadlich and L Sandrini-Neto and C{\'e}sar de Castro Martins and Paulo C. Lana},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={69 1-2},
  pages={178-88}
}
Spatial variation in the density and biomass of Branchiostoma caribaeum was analyzed along a sewage contamination gradient identified by fecal steroids in a subtropical estuary, southern Brazil. Sampling, repeated in the austral winter and summer, followed a hierarchical design nested at four spatial scales (sector>1 km; area>100 m; site>10 m; replicate<1 m). Density and biomass were significantly lower at sites characterized by high concentrations of fecal steroids. The best combinations of… CONTINUE READING
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