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Monitoring Rocky Shores

Steven Murray, J. Stanford, and R.L. Newell

Abstract

Monitoring changes in the intertidal zone of rocky shores has never been more critical. This sensitive habitat at the interface of land and ocean may well be the marine equivalent of the canary in a coal mine as we advance into an era of global climate change. This book describes effective methods and procedures for monitoring the ecological and environmental status of these areas. It provides critical discussions and evaluation of the various sampling techniques and field procedures for studies of intertidal macroinvertebrates, seaweeds, and seagrasses. Rather than prescribing standard protoc ... More

Keywords: intertidal zone, land, ocean, climate change, ecological status, environmental status, macroinvertebrates, seaweeds, seagrasses, site selection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247284
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247284.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Murray, author

J. Stanford, editor

R.L. Newell, editor

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Chapter 1 Designing Rocky Intertidal Monitoring and Impact Field Studies

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 2 Site Classification and Selection

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 3 Biological Units

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 4 Sampling Design

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 5 Transects, Quadrats, and Other Sampling Units

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 6 Quantifying Abundance

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 7 Quantifying Abundance

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier

Chapter 8 Individual-Based Parameters

Steven N. Murray, Richard F. Ambrose, and Megan N. Dethier