The Marine Life Information Network

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


MarLIN Glossary

Glossary items


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).


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


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