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Macroinvertebrate Assemblages And Dynamic Soil Properties: Influence Of Dredging, Bianca Peixoto
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Macroinvertebrate Assemblages and Dynamic Soil Properties: Influence of Dredging: Abstract
The habitat characterization of subaqueous soils is important for inventorying natural resources and monitoring changes in ecosystem processes. This project aimed to characterize benthic communities within coastal ponds of southern Rhode Island, and develop an understanding of how these communities change due to habitat alterations. I explored the distribution of benthic biology among a range of estuarine subaqueous soils and the effect of anthropogenic disturbance (dredging) on these distributions. The term “benthic” refers to the collection of organisms living in the substrate at the interface ...