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Rapid Assessment of Marine Biodiversity in Relation to Environmental Degredation and Remediation (RAMBLERS) - AE1137

Summary Objectives:-
Develop and test a variety of biodiversity predictors for marine ecosystems, comparing historically polluted areas with a pristine location in UK waters. Establish empirical relationships between benthic species and sediment types which can be used to rapidly assess environmental degradation in conjunction with routine or emergency monitoring programmes.

Key Customer Purpose:-
In collaboration with NERC, enable Defra to assess the effectiveness of remedial measures in restoring biodiversity. Support the OSPAR Strategy for the Protection of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the UK.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE1137   (1277k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £185,835
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Department of Environment, Transport & Regions
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine