Biological Surveys of Estuaries and Coasts

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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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Contributors; Preface; 1. Planning biological surveys J. M. Baker, J. P. Hartley and B. Dicks; 2. Remote sensing D. H. Dalby and W. J. Wolff; 3. Salt marshes D. H. Dalby; 4. Flora and macrofauna of intertidal sediments W. J. Wolff; 5. Macrofauna of subtidal sediments using remote sampling J. P. Hartley and B. Dicks; 6. Processing sediment macrofauna samples J. P. Hartley, B. Dicks and W. J. Wolff; 7. Meiofauna L. A. Bouwman; 8. Intertidal rock J. M. Baker and J. H. Crothers; 9. Subtidal rock and shallow sediments using diving K. Hiscock; 10. Bacteria and fungi G. D. Floodgate and E. B. Gareth Jones; 11. Plankton P. B. Tett; 12. Fish G. W. Potts and P. J. Reay; 13. Birds A. J. Prater and C. S. Lloyd; 14. Identification W. J. Wolff; 15. Safety Complied from Institute of Biology and Natural Environment Research Council safety guidance notes.

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