The accuracy of density standardization of infaunal benthos

Citation
S. De Grave et al., The accuracy of density standardization of infaunal benthos, J MARINE BI, 81(3), 2001, pp. 541-542
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aquatic Sciences
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
ISSN journal
0025-3154 → ACNP
Volume
81
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
541 - 542
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-3154(200106)81:3<541:TAODSO>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
In benthic intertidal Studies it is common to standardize species density, and other variables, to a square metre, regardless of the surface area samp led. Using a fully-nested sampling design, with sampling unit surface areas ranging front 0.020 to l m(2), the present study investigated the effect o f this procedure oil the accuracy of the results. It is demonstrated that t his standardization has a profound influence oil the resultant estimates, i ntroducing a substantial error into inter-study comparisons.