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Main Title Design of field experiments to determine the ecological effects of petroleum in intertidal ecosystems /
Author Moore, Stephen F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McLaughlin, Dennis B.
CORP Author Resource Management Associates, Lafayette, CA.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO. Environmental Research Labs.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-231; NOAA-03-6-022-35258
Stock Number PB-292 581
OCLC Number 05687512
Subjects Intertidal ecology--Effect of petroleum on ; Experimental design ; Oil pollution of the sea ; Oil spills--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Ecology ; Marine biology ; Experimental design ; Continental shelves ; Statistical analysis ; Decision making ; Assessments ; Surveys ; Environmental impacts ; Algae ; Distribution(Property) ; Abundance ; Hydrocarbons ; Errors ; Feasibility ; Variations ; Zaikof Bay ; Intertidal zone ; Alaska ; Ecosystems ; Habitats
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-231 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJED  EPA 600/7-78/231 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2005
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-231 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
EKCD  EPA-600/7-78-231 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/21/2018
EMBD  EPA/600/7-78/231 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-231 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  PB-292 581 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Is it possible to design field experiments that will yield ecologically and statistically significant information about how oil affects intertidal ecosystems. What classes of experimental design and technical approach are most likely to generate optimal information on these effects. In order to improve the usefulness of field experiments to prediction and assessment of impacts of oil spills on marine environments, this report addresses the foregoing questions as they apply to rocky intertidal habitats characteristic of the Gulf of Alaska. The report discusses problems of experimental design in the ecosystems and presents statistical approaches for dealing with the problems. Examples are provided using data on rocky shore habitats at Zaikof Bay, Alaska. The levels of variability exhibited by these data indicate that realistic experiments can be designed to study the effects of oil. Traditional experimental design methods of factor selection, randomization, blocking and performance evaluation are directly relevant to intertidal oil experiments.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-165).