Biological Surveys of Estuaries and Coasts

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J. M. Baker, W. J. Wolff
CUP Archive, Feb 26, 1987 - Nature - 449 pages
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This book, first published in 1987, was intended as an introduction to biological survey methods for estuaries and coasts (excluding specifically tropical features such an mangroves and coral reefs). The main habitats and groups of organisms are dealt with in chapters on salt marshes, intertidal and subtidal sediments, intertidal and subtidal rock, meiofauna, bacteria and fungi, plankton, fish and birds. Chapters on planning biological surveys, remote sensing and safety are of general application. A guide to identification literature is included. The aim of the book is to introduce readers to a wide range of techniques (together with their advantages and limitations for achieving particular objectives) and to indicate where further information on particular topics can be found.
 

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Contents

Habitatcommunity population
5
The time dimension
12
Diversity and dominance indices
18
Remote sensing
27
Constraints
34
Site disturbance
46
Local frequency
59
Flora and macrofauna of intertidal sediments
81
General planning
199
Sample size
206
Lines and grids
212
Quantitative surveys and mapping using transects
220
Rock samples
226
Organisms as sampling units the kelp holdfast
232
Bacteria and fungi
238
Plankton
280

Quantitative surveys
87
Macroflora
94
Transport
101
Processing sediment macrofauna samples
131
Identification
137
Intertidal rock
157
Factors affecting shore communities
161
Transect surveys
175
Conclusions
189
Fish
342
Birds
374
Beachedbird surveys
390
Oil pollution incidents
399
Safety
424
Rocky shores and cliffs
430
Electric fishing
436
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