(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: Abundance and distribution of microfauna on Prionitis lanceolata as an indicator of marine pollution
Student Author(s): Clearman, David A.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1970
Keywords: sewage pollution
Abstract: The abundance and distribution of microfauna found associated with Prionitis lanceolata at a point chosen to represent an unpolluted natural environment. The results of this study were compared to the results of a previous study made in the Pt. Pinos area. Also, areas at Pt. Pinos were resampled to determine the effects of seasonal variation on microfaunal communities. Results indicate that differences in microfaunal community structure observed at Pt. Pinos are greater than those attributable to the effects of natural variation. Seasonal variation was found to have little effect in the Pt. Pinos area. From these results a hypothesis for testing pollution damage in an area was formulated.