Short-term versus long-term changes in the benthic communities of a small coastal lagoon: implications for ecological status assessment

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Félix, PM; Chainho, P; Costa, Jl; Correia, MJ; Chaves, ML; Medeiros, JP; Cabral, HN; Wouters, N; Bernardo, J; Costa, AM; Cristo, M; Silva, G; Azeda, C; Tavares, P; Costa, MJ; Cancela Da Fonseca, L;
  • Publisher: Vie et Milieu Observatoire Océanologique - Laboratoire Arago - Université Pierre et Marie Curie 66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer - France Fax: (33) (0)4 68 88 16 99 Email:
  • Subject: Macroinvertebrates | Spatial-temporal variations | Biotic indices | Land-locked lagoon | Transitional waters | Melides

The characteristic high variability and low predictability of coastal lagoons, due to strong changes in marine and freshwater inputs, make these ecosystems an interesting casestudy. The small Melides landlocked coastal lagoon in SW Portugal is a paradigmatic examp... View more
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