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Assessment of pollution-induced changes in benthic community structure
Hargrave, B.T.; Thiel, H. (1983). Assessment of pollution-induced changes in benthic community structure. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 14(2): 41-46
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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Keywords
    Benthos; Ecosystem disturbance; Marine pollution; Pollution effects; Pollution surveys; Marine

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  • Hargrave, B.T.
  • Thiel, H.

Abstract
    This article presents a brief summary of three ways in which the structure of marine benthic communities have been examined in the past. These approaches are considered in terms of their usefulness in assessing or forecasting changes in marine ecosystems through physical disturbance or chemical pollutants. No attempt has been made to review all pertinent literature. Rather, an overview of approaches is presented with comments on limitations and possibilities of these types of study for assessment of long and short-term changes in marine benthic environments.

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