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Article: Evaluation of sampling sizes on the intertidal macroinfauna assessment in a subtropical mudflat of Hong Kong
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TitleEvaluation of sampling sizes on the intertidal macroinfauna assessment in a subtropical mudflat of Hong Kong
 
AuthorsShen, PP1 3
Zhou, H5
Zhao, Z1 4
Yu, XZ2
Gu, JD1
 
KeywordsSampling unit
Macrofauna
Intertidal mudflat
Core sampler
Assessment
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0963-9292
 
CitationEcotoxicology, 2012, v. 21 n. 6, p. 1706-1716 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-012-0968-2
 
AbstractIn this study, two types of sediment cores with different diameters were used to collect sediment samples from an intertidal mudflat in Hong Kong to investigate the influence of sampling unit on the quantitative assessment of benthic macroinfaunal communities. Both univariate and multivariate analyses were employed to detect differences in sampling efficiencies by the two samplers through total abundance and biomass, species richness and diversity, community structure, relative abundance of major taxa of the infaunal community. The species-area curves were further compared to find out the influence of the sampling units. Results showed that the two sampling devices provided similar information on the estimates of species diversity, density and species composition of the benthos in main part of the mudflat where the sediment was fine and homogenous; but at the station which contained coarse sand and gravels, the significant differences were detected between the quantitative assessments of macrobenthic infauna by the two samplers. Most importantly, the species-area curves indicated that more and smaller samples were better in capturing more species than less large ones when comparing an equal sampling area. Therefore, the efficiency of the sampler largely depended on the sediment properties, and sampling devices must be chosen based on the physical conditions and desired levels of precision on the organisms of the sampling program.
 
ISSN0963-9292
2013 Impact Factor: 2.500
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-012-0968-2
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000306592100015
 
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dc.contributor.authorShen, PP
 
dc.contributor.authorZhou, H
 
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Z
 
dc.contributor.authorYu, XZ
 
dc.contributor.authorGu, JD
 
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dc.description.abstractIn this study, two types of sediment cores with different diameters were used to collect sediment samples from an intertidal mudflat in Hong Kong to investigate the influence of sampling unit on the quantitative assessment of benthic macroinfaunal communities. Both univariate and multivariate analyses were employed to detect differences in sampling efficiencies by the two samplers through total abundance and biomass, species richness and diversity, community structure, relative abundance of major taxa of the infaunal community. The species-area curves were further compared to find out the influence of the sampling units. Results showed that the two sampling devices provided similar information on the estimates of species diversity, density and species composition of the benthos in main part of the mudflat where the sediment was fine and homogenous; but at the station which contained coarse sand and gravels, the significant differences were detected between the quantitative assessments of macrobenthic infauna by the two samplers. Most importantly, the species-area curves indicated that more and smaller samples were better in capturing more species than less large ones when comparing an equal sampling area. Therefore, the efficiency of the sampler largely depended on the sediment properties, and sampling devices must be chosen based on the physical conditions and desired levels of precision on the organisms of the sampling program.
 
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dc.identifier.citationEcotoxicology, 2012, v. 21 n. 6, p. 1706-1716 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-012-0968-2
 
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dc.subject.meshAnimals
 
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dc.subjectSampling unit
 
dc.subjectMacrofauna
 
dc.subjectIntertidal mudflat
 
dc.subjectCore sampler
 
dc.subjectAssessment
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Guilin University of Technology
  3. South China Seas Institute of Oceanography Chinese Academy of Sciences
  4. Research Environment Engineering Technique Co., Ltd.
  5. Ocean University of China