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Biomass assessment of estuarine macrophytobenthos using aerial photography
Meulstee, C.; Nienhuis, P.H.; van Stokkom, H. (1986). Biomass assessment of estuarine macrophytobenthos using aerial photography. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 91(3): 331-335
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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    Marine

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  • Meulstee, C.
  • Nienhuis, P.H., more
  • van Stokkom, H.

Abstract
    Traditional approaches for biomass assessment of estuarine macrophytes over vast areas are time consuming. A methodology for quick and accurate biomass estimation of macrophytes, growing at intertidal mudflats, has been developed and verified. Using a calculated relation between biomass and colour densities on the aerial photographs, biomass of macrophytes over a large area (ca 900 ha) could be assessed with an accuracy of about 10%. Biomass estimates could be partitioned over seagrasses, various green algae and brown algae.

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