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Puget Sound Marine Benthic Index and Graphical Causal Model

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22-03-005January 2022
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Author(s) Partridge, V.
Description The Puget Sound Partnership has funded a project to develop two new tools to help us understand how human disturbance affects life at the bottom of Puget Sound: a “Marine Benthic Index” and a “graphical causal model.”

The Marine Benthic Index will be used to assess the health of benthic invertebrate communities throughout Puget Sound and will be used as a Puget Sound Marine Water Vital Sign indicator. The graphical causal model will be used to test causal hypotheses of effects of human disturbances, including management actions, on subtidal benthos.
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Keywords benthic invertebrates, Puget Sound, Vital Signs, benthic index
WEB PAGE Puget Sound Vital Signs
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 03,WRIA 05,WRIA 06,WRIA 07,WRIA 08,WRIA 09,WRIA 10,WRIA 11,WRIA 12,WRIA 13,WRIA 14,WRIA 15,WRIA 16,WRIA 17,WRIA 18,WRIA 01,WRIA 02)