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Title: Thames estuary benthic programme : a site by site report on the results of macroinvertebrate surveys undertaken during 1990-91
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
This report details the results of the quarterly macrofaunal surveys undertaken in the Thames Estuary as part of the Thames Estuary Benthic Programme (TEBP). It describes the benthic communities present at a series of 28 sites along the length of the estuary, how these communities have varied with time and gives reasons, where possible, for any variation. This document provides a continuation of the data presented in Attrill (1990b) and analyzed in Attrill (1991a). though the results from the first year of the TEBP (April 1989March 1990) are repeated in this present report to allow temporal analysis. In addition to providing descriptions and analyses of the macrofaunal communities at each site, as each site is considered separately, this report will provide a reference to allow responses to be made to enquiries from consultancies, academics, interested parties, etc. It will also act as an important. base module, for future analysis in respect to pollution status, community dynamics and subsidiary studies. It will also allow comparison with parallel fish studies at sites along the Thames Estuary.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: Biological surveysMacroinvertebratesBenthic environment
Geographic Keywords: Thames
Extent: 82; + tables, figures and appendices
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