Benthic Mesocosms: I. Basic Research in Soft-Bottom Benthic Mesocosms

  • P. A. W. J. de Wilde
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 37)


Research in benthic mesocosms presents a relatively young and promising branch of science. Although primarily intended for ecotoxicological and other applied studies, there are also good examples of basic scientific results, significantly contributing to a better understanding of marine ecosystems. Innovations in the techniques and better research strategies, preferably in conjunction with field studies, are needed to improve the image of mesocosm research.


Benthic Community Estuarine Environment Mesocosm Study Intertidal Mudflat Benthic System 
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