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This publication is now available as an App "MarineLife", the funding for which was presented to MESL by its parent company Gardline Environmental Ltd and has its own website www.genustraithandbook.org.uk
The correct citation of this publication is:
Marine Ecological Surveys Limited. 2008. Marine Macrofauna Genus Trait Handbook. Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, 24a Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY. 184pp. ISBN 978-0-9506920-2-9.
Preparation and production of this handbook was funded by Defra through the Marine Aggregate Levy Systainability Fund (MALSF) as an extension to the following project:-
Marine Ecological Surveys Limited 2007. Predictive framework for assessment of recoverability of marine benthic communities following cessation of aggregate dredging. Technical Report to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Project No MEPF 04/02. Marine Ecological Surveys Limited, 24a Monmouth Place, Bath, BA1 2AY. pp. 115 + electronic appendices pp.466.
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Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund Science Monograph Series Report No 2
MARINE AGGREGATE LEVY SUSTAINABILITY FUND SCIENCE MONOGRAPH SERIES REPORT NO 2
This course will enable participants to gain experience and develop confidence in the identification of species of Spionidae and Cirratulidae, two common families of marine annelids. The course will include an introductory talk on each of the groups covering body parts, terminology and use of the important dichotomous keys for each group. The main focus of the weekend will be microscope work, allowing students to work through specimens from the two families at their own speed. Participants will carry out identification using industry standard keys and papers with the assistance of two professional marine biologists who between them have over fifteen years experience of processing benthic samples. Specimens from the majority of British genera will be available. Time will be allocated at the end of the course for participants to look at their own specimens with assistance from the course leaders.
Course fees include membership to the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Existing members of the Marine Biological Association are entitled to a 10% discount on the rate.
Introduction to Benthic Taxonomy
A two week course to be held at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth. This course is aimed at undergraduates and recent graduates wishing to develop their benthic identification skills. The course will ;
* introduce students to the concepts and uses of benthic taxonomy
* provide experience of both intertidal and subtidal sample collection, preservation and analysis
* provide training in the use and construction of dichotomous keys (including online resources)
* develop taxonomic understanding and exposure
More details of this course will be available shortly
Specialist Taxonomy Short Courses
Short courses concentrating on particular phyla, families or interest groups. These courses are aimed at graduates and practising taxonomists wishing to enhance their knowledge of marine taxonomy. Demonstrable experience in marine taxonomy or completion of the Introduction to Marine Taxonomy is a prerequisite to these courses. You will only be awarded a place on a particular course if we are happy that you have the required prior knowledge.
Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)
Go to link - Final Report
This report was commissioned in September 2009 to provide advice on viability, one of the seven Marine Protected Area (MPA) network design principles. This research used existing literature to provide evidence on the viable area required to conserve habitats and species of conservation importance.
The findings are being used by Natural England and JNCC to inform the Ecological Network Guidance for the Marine Conservation Zone Project. The Ecological Network Guidance will guide stakeholders in identifying Marine Conservation Zones to contribute to the ecologically coherent MPA network. The report has been subjected to an international peer review exercise by Defra nominated marine scientists.
This report should be cited as:
HILL, J., PEARCE, B., GEORGIOU, L., PINNION, J., GALLYOT, J. 2010. Meeting the MPA Network Principle of Viability: Feature
specific recommendations for species and habitats of conservation importance. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 043.