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Main Title Ecological indicators for coastal and estuarine environmental assessment : a user guide /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Marques, J. C.
Publisher WIT,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 315081444
ISBN 9781845642099; 1845642090
Subjects Environmental indicators ; Environmental impact analysis ; Coastal zone management ; Estuarine area conservation ; Coasts ; Estuaries ; Environmental impact statements ; coastal environments ; coastlines ; Umweltschutz ; Kèustengebiet ; Kèustenschutz ; Indicateurs biologiques ; Gestion des cosystèmes ; âEcologie des estuaires ; âEcologie des rivages ; Kuster--miljèoaspekter ; Indikatorarter ; Naturvêard ; Miljèoèovervakning ; Estuarier ; Indicators (Biology)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  QH541.15.I5E26 2009 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 02/07/2023
EJAM  QH541.15.I5E26 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/26/2010 DISPERSAL
EKCM  QH541.15.I5E26 2009 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/24/2009
ELBM  QH541.15.I5E26 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/09/2011
Collation 183 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Review of ecological indicators and their characteristics -- 3. Decision tree for selecting ecological indicators based on benthic invertebrate fauna data sets -- 4. Decision tree for selecting adequate indices or ecological indicators : examples of application -- 5. Combining indicators to characterise a system's ecological quality status. This book provides an updated revision and examples of application of indicators available to assess the status of coastal and transitional ecosystems. Moreover, a decision tree to be used as guidance in selecting which indicators should be applied in any particular case involving benthic fauna is proposed. Finally, differences in performance of various indicators are illustrated through a series of case studies on marine and estuarine ecosystems.