Sampling Biodiversity in Coastal Communities: NaGISA Protocols for Seagrass and Macroalgal Habitats

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Edited by K. Iken, P.R. Rigby and Y Shirayama

This introduction to basic concepts of biodiversity-sampling outlines standardized field methods for macroalgae and seagrass communities developed by NaGISA (Natural Geography in Shore Areas), a project operating under the international Census of Marine Life. NaGISA promotes simple standardized protocols and focuses on widespread nearshore habitats.

This book, written by premier coastal ecologists and taxonomists, provides a text for field courses, a manual for coastal managers, and a reference guide for researchers studying biodiversity or preparing species inventories.


P. Robin RIGBY is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science post Doctoral Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan.

Katrin IKEN is Associate Professor at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the NaGISA Regional Manager of the Polar Seas Region.

Yoshihisa SHIRAYAMA is the Director of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Field Science and Education Centre in Kyoto University and the PI of the NaGISA project.


Publication Year: 2007
160 pages, 259mm x 198mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-368-8, Paperback

NUS Press and Kyoto University Press