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The EU coordinated COST 647 Project on coastal Benthic Ecology (1979-1991) made the case for long term benthic studies. A joint US and European symposium was convened at Glenlo Abbey, (Galway, Ireland; May 1994) to compare experiences in this research area. The ultimate aim was to reaffirm the case for long term studies and to address related inadequacies in scientific design and funding policies. This volume records the proceedings of the symposium, and is arranged in four sections: a perspective, written by the editors, which provides an overview of the essence of the symposium and recommendations deriving form the formal presentations and attendant discussions; case histories, incorporating examples of long term studies which give insight as to the use of their results by environmental managers and policy makers; protocols, procedures and methodologies, dealing with 'ways and means' and new technologies; and historical archived data, examining the value of traditional biological collections in addressing current environmental issues.

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Authors: KEEGAN B F, The Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute, University College Galway (IE);LAMBSHEAD P J D, The Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology, London (GB);COULL B C, University of South Carolina, Baruch Institute, Columbia (US);OVERCASH M, North Carolina State University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Raleigh (US);NOLAN C (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16965 EN (1997) 200pp., FS
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7194-6
Record Number: 199710140 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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