Marine Sampling Field Manual for Grabs and Box Corers [Version 1]. [SUPERSEDED by DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-918]
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This Grab and Box Corer Field Manual includes gear designed to sample unconsolidated sediment and organisms on the seafloor. General steps are outlined in Figure 9.1 and described in detail in the sections below. The samples collected by grabs and box corers can be used to derive a range of physical, chemical, and biological parameters (Eleftheriou and Mcintyre 2005), and each of these parameters requires a particular method to process and analyse the sample (Danovaro 2010). In the interest of developing a standard protocol for marine monitoring that is readily accessible to multiple users among various disciplines, this field manual includes only a sub-set of these variables (Table 9.2). These variables were chosen because they can be used by multiple disciplines, are relatively easy to undertake, require minimal specialised equipment or chemicals, and are applicable to ecological indicators in marine monitoring (Hayes .....
Title of ReportField Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters, Version 1.
Editor(s) of ReportPrzeslawski, R.
Page Rangepp. 172-195
PublisherNESP Marine Biodiversity Hub
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Benthic invertebrate abundance and distribution
Macroalgal canopy cover, seagrass cover
Hard coral cover and composition
Fish abundance and distribution
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationPrzeslawski, R.; Berents, P.; Clark, M.; Edgar, G.; Frid, C.; Hughes, L.; Ingleton, T.; Kennedy, D.; Nichol, S. and Smith, J. (2018) Marine Sampling Field Manual for Grabs and Box Corers [Version 1]. In: Field Manuals for Marine Sampling to Monitor Australian Waters, Version 1. (eds Przeslawski, R. and Foster, S.). Canberra, Australia, NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, pp. 172-195. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.11636/9781925297669.
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