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Standard methods for sampling resources and habitats in coastal subtidal regions of British Columbia [electronic resource] : Part 2, Review of sampling with preliminary recommendations / C.L.K. Robinson ... [et al.].

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 119 p.)
  • Publisher: Nanaimo, B.C. : Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Science Branch, Pacific Region, 1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Reviews methods used to sample nearshore subtidal biota and physical/chemical resources, providing the basis for the development of sampling standards applicable to British Columbia marine waters. The discussion of methodologies is presented within a generalized framework that facilitates the development of sampling standards. Several methods are discussed that allow for the sampling of nearshore subtidal habitats by considering the spatial scale of the data collection. These scales represent mapping scales and include provincial, regional, local, and site categories; the methods described are those that are frequently used to collect data for mapping initiatives (satellite remotesensing, aerial photography and multispectral sensing, hydroacoustics, scuba diving). Sampling methods are also identified within the context of the specific biological or physical resources being sampled, and sample design and statistical analysis are discussed. Two general recommendations are made for further development of sampling standards. The appendix describes methods used to sample eight different biological resource groups, as well as sediments and physical/chemical properties of seawater
Language Note:
Includes abstract in French.
Issuing Body Note:
Co-published by: BC Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Issued by Pacific Biological Station.
Subject: Marine ecology > British Columbia.
Marine animals > British Columbia.
Ecology > Research.

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