Response of polychaete populations to disturbance: An evaluation of methods in hard substratum

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:Antoniadou, C., Chintiroglou, C.
Journal:Fresenius Environmental BulletinFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Accession Number:ISI:000233675000015
Keywords:Aegean sea, Annelida, assemblages, benthic communities, biodiversity, coast, hard substratum, marine biotic index, northern aegean sea, organic, pollution, ports, sublittoral, Thermaikos Gulf

The spatial dispersion of hard substratum polychaete populations was studied in two sub-areas of the North Aegean: Thermaikos Gulf, which is under the influence of organic pollution and Chalkidiki. The evaluation of the proposed methods to assess disturbance, originally developed on soft substratum communities, reveals that multivariate analyses based on relative abundance are better applicable in hard substratum, compared to univariate ones and to those based on size changes of the fauna.

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