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2007, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Predictive Framework for Assessment of Recoverability of Marine Benthic Communities Following Cessation of Aggregate Dredging

2007, Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, Predictive Framework for Assessment of Recoverability of Marine Benthic Communities Following Cessation of Aggregate Dredging

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Mar 2007 - Oct 2007

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Over the last few years significant advances have been made in our knowledge of the environmental impacts of marine aggregate extraction. We now have a good understanding of the effect that dredging has on benthic communities within actively dredged areas. Our understanding of the recoverability of these communities is also advancing and whilst rec...