METRIC: Testing the IQI (Invertebrate Quality Index) for macroinvertebrate ecological quality element classification.

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This study used historical and newly generated datasets to investigate the suitability of the Ire-UK MBTT (Marine Benthic Task Team) tools to determine Ecological Status of the benthic community. This tool takes into account the abundance, diversity and the presence of disturbance sensitive and indicator taxa in the benthic community and that bases assigns an Ecological status..

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Dr. Francis O'Beirn
Marine Institute
Research Scientist
Marine Institute, Oranmore, Rinville, Oranmore Co. Galway, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (091) 387250
e-mail: francis.obeirn@marine.ie

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=39
Resource KeywordsMETRIC Marine Plants phytoplankton chlorophyll Invertebrate macroinvertebrate Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-W-MS-36-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Monday 20th February 2006 (20-02-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 30th June 1997 (30-06-1997)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Friday 2nd June 2006 (02-06-2006)
Published on SAFERThursday 4th October 2007 (04-10-2007)
Date of Last EditMonday 8th October 2007 at 11:09:34 (08-10-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 4th October 2007 at 14:14:35 (04-10-2007)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Mulroy Bay, Dundalk Bay, Dublin Bay, Kinsale Harbour, Kenmare River, Galway Bay, Greatman?s Bay, Kilkiernan Bay, Killary Harbour, and Clew Bay

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Servicing WFD requirements in respect of gear trials, sampling protocol development and database compilation
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Other parties responsible for the creation of this resource:
Marine Harvest Ireland, Fanad, Kindrum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Eli Lilly S. A., Kinsale, Co. Cork

Dr. Robert Kennedy, NUI Galway

National Parks & Wildlife Service, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

Tim O?Higgins, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8



Paramters measured:
Total benthic invetebrate macro-fauna identified to species and enumerated.
Bottom Temperature (șC),
Bottom Oxygen saturation (%, mL/L),
Bottom Salinity (%o),
pH,
Redox (mmV),
Particle size (mm).
Benthic Infaunal distribution.
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