Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1014483804331
Title: Effects of coastal reclamation on riverine macrobenthic infauna (Sungei Punggol) in Singapore
Authors: Lu, L. 
Goh, B.P.L.
Chou, L.M. 
Keywords: Coastal environment
Macrobenthic infauna
Reclamation
Singapore
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Lu, L.,Goh, B.P.L.,Chou, L.M. (2002). Effects of coastal reclamation on riverine macrobenthic infauna (Sungei Punggol) in Singapore. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 9 (2) : 127-135. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1014483804331
Abstract: A three-year annual survey (1998-2000) was carried out at Sungei (= River) Punggol of Singapore to investigate the effects of coastal reclamation on macrobenthic community. Family number and abundance of macrobenthos significantly decreased close to the reclaimed area but significantly increased away from it during the survey period. Community structure of macrobenthic infauna also changed significantly over time. Very few benthic animals were found near the reclaimed area, and family number and abundance of macrobenthos increased with distance from the reclaimed area. These results suggest that reclamation has a damaging effect on macrobenthic community and significantly changes the community structure of macrobenthos, but may be beneficial to benthic infauna beyond the reclaimed area.
Source Title: Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/110861
ISSN: 13861980
DOI: 10.1023/A:1014483804331
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