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Main Title Field Sampling in Estuaries: The Relationship of Scale to Variability.
Author Livingston, R. J. ;
CORP Author Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Aquatic Research and Resource Management.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-812053; EPA/600/J-87/364;
Stock Number PB88-219795
Additional Subjects Variability ; Marine biology ; Apalachicola Bay ; Sampling ; Field tests ; Invertebrates ; Variations ; Estimates ; Accuracy ; Biological productivity ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Scale(Ratio) ; Equipment ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-219795 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/29/1988
Collation 17p
The spatial/temporal scaling problem (i.e., fitting a given research question to the dimensions of variability of the study area) is particularly pronounced in highly variable systems such as estuaries. Long-term, multidisciplinary studies in the Apalachicola Bay system were used to evaluate variation of different physical, chemical, and biological factors. Specific limitations of weekly, monthly, and quarterly sampling intervals were directly related to the efficiency of the sampling gear, the range of variation in the study parameters, and specific biological features (motility, recruitment, natural history) of infaunal macroinvertebrates and epibenthic organisms. There are families of spatial and temporal scaling phenomena that should be considered when establishing a given field sampling program. (Copyright (c) 1987 Estuarine Research Federation.)