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2011, EMU Ltd, Redefining biotopes at a regional scale and development of a new MNCR biotope decision support tool

2011, EMU Ltd, Redefining biotopes at a regional scale and development of a new MNCR biotope decision support tool

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Nov 2009 - Feb 2011

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

EMU Ltd

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

The aim of this study was to facilitate efficiency and reduce subjectivity in the matching of biotopes to survey data for improved habitat mapping of particulate sediment habitats in aggregate extraction regions.  This was achieved by the analysis of biological and particle size data (derived from grab sampling) and % coverage of principal sediment...