Benthic communities: Use in monitoring point-source discharges.
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Rees, H. L.
Parker, M. M.
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The response to a request from the ICES Advisory Committee on Marine Pollution (ACMP) for advice on this topic has been structured along the following lines: Section A - a general review of benthic studies in relation to pollution. This was felt to be important in view of increasing interest in the application of a variety of biological effects techniques, as benthic communities represent only one of many possible targets in the study of the effects of point-source discharges. The account also addresses the issues raised concerning the nature and significance of observed responses; Section B - guidelines for the conduct of benthic monitoring programmes around point-source discharges; Section C - examples of effective survey design; and Section D - a review of the use of meiofauna in pollution studies; this is a relatively new area of application, and was felt to warrant separate treatment. The benthic biota possess a number of important attributes which justify their inc.....
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences; 16
Best Practice TypeStandard Operating Procedure
CitationRees, H. L.; Heip, C.; Vincx, M. and Parker M.M. (1991) Benthic communities: Use in monitoring point-source discharges. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences, No. 16, 70pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-252