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The continuous plankton recorder IV: Environmental change and biodiversity - AE1147

Summary Objective
From analysis of species distributions gathered over 70 years, assess the spatial and temporal variability in plankton abundance in relation to large-scale hydro-climatic signals, especially the effect of invasive species. Using biodiversity indices, assess the significance of planktonic abundance to changes in climate and pollution in coastal waters.

Key Customer Purpose
Assist DEFRA in determining a wider understanding of the health of marine ecosystems in relation to natural and anthropogenic change and provide key data to support e.g. Quality Status Reports for discussion at OSPAR & ICES.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (259k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2007

Cost: £316,386
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine