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Ecosystem Management Bioindicators (EcoMAN) (CDEP 84/5/292) - ME3103

To expand the existing suite of biomarkers currently available in order to determine which species within marine ecosystems are most sensitive to chromic environmental pollution and from that develop management tools to protect areas considered to be at risk.

To develop a range of rapid, easy-to-use cost-effective, biological indicators of health status for various functional groups including predators, grazers, filter feeders etc, in the marine environment.

To determine the differing sensitivities of key species within different functional groups of marine invertebrates, (especially benthic species) to a range of common environmental contaminants and mixtures.

To develop management tools linking observation of biomarker responses to appropriate protective or remedial measures.
Project Documents
• Final Report : ECOMAN Final Report   (152k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2003

Cost: £238,989
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Plymouth
Biological Effects              
Ecosystem Functioning              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Marine Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine