Genus Trait Handbook

Published by Marine Ecological Surveys Limited 2008.  This publication (excluding logos) may be re-used free of charge in any format or medium for research, for non-commercial purposes, private study or internal circulation within an organisation.  This is subject to it being re-used accurately and not used in a misleading context.  The material must be acknowledged as Marine Ecological Surveys Limited copyright and referenced correctly.

This publication has its own website, the funding for which was presented to MESL by its parent company Gardline Environmental Ltd and 

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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Genius Trait Handbook

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