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Main Title Power-Cost Efficiency of Eight Macrobenthic Sampling Schemes in Puget Sound, Washington, USA.
Author Ferraro, S. P. ; Cole, F. A. ; DeBen, W. A. ; Swartz, R. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Narragansett, Newport, OR. Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/289;
Stock Number PB90-196650
Additional Subjects Benthonic zone ; Oceanographic surveys ; Aquatic biology ; Bottom water ; Cost effectiveness ; Statistical analysis ; Efficiency ; Methodology ; Biomass ; Reprints ; Water pollution sampling ; Environmental monitoring ; Comparative evaluations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-196650 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Abstract The importance of determining the appropriate sampling scheme (sample unit size (area x depth) and sieve mesh size) for quantitative macrobenthic studies is often underestimated. The paper presents a method for determining the optimum among a set of sampling schemes for detecting differences in location when the statistical model is a t-distribution for comparisons of two means. The authors define the 'optimum' scheme as the least costly scheme which is capable of reliably detecting a desired difference. Following a description of the method, the authors present an example showing how the method was used to determine the overall optimum sampling scheme among eight schemes to detect differences between a reference and a putative polluted site in the Everett Harbor area of Puget Sound, Washington, on 11 measures of community structure.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Canadian Jnl. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v46 n10 p2157-2165 1989. Summary in French.
Title Annotations Reprint: Power-Cost Efficiency of Eight Macrobenthic Sampling Schemes in Puget Sound, Washington, USA.
Category Codes 68D; 47D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/05
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 013031738
Origin NTIS
Type CAT