Minimal sampling requirements for a precise assessment of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities, using AMBI

  title={Minimal sampling requirements for a precise assessment of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities, using AMBI},
  author={I{\~n}igo Muxika and Leire Ibaibarriaga and Jos{\'e} I. Saiz and {\'A}ngel Borja},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
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