Biodiversity & Conservation

SS.IMU.EstMu.CapTub

Explanation of sensitivity and recoverability


Physical Factors

Substratum Loss
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Smothering
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Increase in suspended sediment
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Decrease in suspended sediment
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Desiccation
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Increase in emergence regime
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Decrease in emergence regime
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Increase in water flow rate
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Decrease in water flow rate
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Increase in temperature
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Decrease in temperature
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Increase in turbidity
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Decrease in turbidity
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Increase in wave exposure
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Decrease in wave exposure
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Noise
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Visual Presence
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Abrasion & physical disturbance
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Displacement
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Chemical Factors

Synthetic compound contamination
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Heavy metal contamination
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Hydrocarbon contamination
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Radionuclide contamination
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Changes in nutrient levels
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Increase in salinity
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Decrease in salinity
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Changes in oxygenation
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Biological Factors

Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites
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Introduction of non-native species
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Extraction
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This review can be cited as follows:

Bilewitch, J. 2009. Capitella capitata and Tubificoides spp. in reduced salinity infralittoral muddy sediment. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 03/09/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatbenchmarks.php?habitatid=32&code=1997>