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Applicability of the abundance/biomass comparison method to detect pollution effects on intertidal macrobenthic communities
Craeymeersch, J.A. (1991). Applicability of the abundance/biomass comparison method to detect pollution effects on intertidal macrobenthic communities. Hydrobiol. Bull. 24(2): 133-140
In: Hydrobiological Bulletin. Netherlands Hydrobiological Society: Amsterdam. ISSN 0165-1404, more
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Keywords
    Abundance; Biomass; Estuaries; Intertidal environment; Methodology; Pollution detection; Pollution effects; ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde [Marine Regions]; ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Craeymeersch, J.A., more

Abstract
    Data are presented to evaluate further the "abundance/biomass comparison" method for the detection of pollution disturbance in marine benthic communities. The results suggest that this technique cannot be used in estuarine intertidal communities. The "grossly polluted" configurations appeared under unpolluted conditions, while "undisturbed" patterns were found under polluted conditions. The results support similar conclusions by Beukema (1988) for the intertidal flats of the Dutch Wadden Sea.

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