Managerial decisions as experiments : an opportunity to determine the ecological impact of boat-generated waves on macrobenthic infauna

@inproceedings{Bishop2004ManagerialDA,
  title={Managerial decisions as experiments : an opportunity to determine the ecological impact of boat-generated waves on macrobenthic infauna},
  author={Melanie Jane Bishop and Mary G. Chapman},
  year={2004}
}
A previous correlative study showed that assemblages of macrobenthic infauna and abundances of common taxa on intertidal mudflats differed between a no-wash zone, where ferries had to minimize production of wash, and places where the production of wash was unrestricted (wash zone). This suggested that boat-generated waves (wash) are important in determining the structure of these assemblages. Causality between wash and the observed patterns could not, however, be unambiguously established, due… CONTINUE READING
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