MarLIN

information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles

MarLIN Glossary

quadrat

1) A delimited area for sampling flora or fauna; standard size varies depending on the organism or community studied; usually consists of a frame of defined, standardized size. ,b>2) A sampling frame (adapted from Lincoln et al., 1998).

qualitative

Descriptive; non-numerical (from Lincoln, Boxshall & Clark, 1982) (cf. 'quantitative').

quantitative

Numerical; based on counts, measurements, ratios or other values (from Lincoln, Boxshall & Clark 1982) (cf. 'qualitative', 'semi-quantitative').