Université de Fribourg

The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-MOnitoring) initiative—Towards a standardised protocol for soft-bottom benthic foraminiferal monitoring studies

Schönfeld, Joachim ; Alve, Elisabeth ; Geslin, Emmanuelle ; Jorissen, Frans ; Korsun, Sergei ; Spezzaferri, Silvia

In: Marine Micropaleontology, 2012, vol. 94-95, p. 1-13

The European Community Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) was established to provide guidelines for monitoring the quality of marine ecosystems. Monitoring the status of marine environments is traditionally based on macrofauna surveys, for which standardised methods have been established. Benthic foraminifera are also good indicators of environmental status because of their fast turnover...