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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(3): 178-181 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.585

Assessment Level of Severity of Environmental Disturbance Caused by Aquaculture Activities Using Abundance-Biomass Curves of Macrobenthic Assemblages

Sapto P. Putro, Widowati, and Suhartana
Abstract—Abundance-Biomass comparison (ABC) was applied to assess the level of environmental disturbance by the changes in the pattern of abundance and biomass of macrobenthic assemblages taken from various types of sediments. In the most sedimentary habitats, polychaetes usually dominate the structure and considered the most tolerant to stress associated with organic loading and low oxygen levels, thus effective as environmental indicator using ABC curve. The aim the study is to assess the environmental changes caused by Aquaculture activities using ABC curve of polychaetes assemblages as presented using the Shannon-Wiener (H’) index at the studied areas. The results showed that approach to multivariate and graphical methods, especially using ABC curves can sensitively detect any environmental change, particularly changes in polychaetesassemblages, water quality and sediment over time.

Index Terms—Polychaete assemblages, ABC curve, environmental disturbance, organic enrichment, sustainable aquaculture, biomonitoring.

Sapto P. Putrois with the Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang Campus, Semarang 50275, Indonesia (e-mail: saptoputro@ undip.ac.id).
Widowati is with the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang Campus, Semarang 50275, Indonesia (e-mail: widowatimath@ undip.ac.id).
Suhartana is with the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Diponegoro University, Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang Campus, Semarang 50275, Indonesia (e-mail: suhartanagi_putra@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Sapto P. Putro, Widowati, and Suhartana, "Assessment Level of Severity of Environmental Disturbance Caused by Aquaculture Activities Using Abundance-Biomass Curves of Macrobenthic Assemblages," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 178-181, 2015.

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