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dc.contributor.authorBorg, Joseph A.
dc.contributor.authorSchembri, Patrick J.
dc.contributor.authorAttrill, Martin James
dc.contributor.authorRowden, Ashley A.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Malcolm Brandon
dc.identifier.citationBorg, J. A., Attrill, M. J., Rowden, A. A., Schembri, P. J., & Jones, M. B. (2002). A quantitative technique for sampling motile macroinvertebrates in beds of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile. Scientia Marina, 66(1), 53-58.en_GB
dc.description.abstractTechniques for sampling motile macroinvertebrates associated with Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows have mainly involved the use of hand-nets and suction samplers or collection by hand. These techniques give unreliable quantitative estimates or have practical difficulties. A large cylindrical saw-rimmed corer was designed and used successfully to obtain quantitative samples of macroinvertebrates from both foliage and root-rhizome matrix of a Posidonia oceanica meadow in Malta (central Mediterranean). Choice of the appropriate sample unit size was assessed by comparing the relative accuracy, precision and efficiency of three different core diameters: 25 cm, 35 cm and 45 cm. The results suggest that for comparison of macrofaunal species richness and abundance between different meadows/sites the 25 cm diameter corer is recommended. For surveys aimed at estimating total diversity within a particular site, the 35 cm diameter corer is more appropriate.en_GB
dc.publisherConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)en_GB
dc.subjectPosidonia oceanica -- Mediterranean Seaen_GB
dc.subjectMarine ecology -- Mediterranean Seaen_GB
dc.subjectEndemic plants -- Mediterranean Seaen_GB
dc.titleA quantitative technique for sampling motile macroinvertebrates in beds of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delileen_GB
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dc.publication.titleScientia Marina
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