Fine-Scale Distribution of Gelatinous Planktonic Animals

Chair: G.R. Harbison (USA)

Other Full Members: Alice Alldredge (USA), William Hamner (USA), P. Laval (France), Lawrence P. Madin (USA), M. Omori (Japan), P.R. Pugh (UK), M. Spindler (FRG), and N.E. Swanberg (Norway)

Terms of Reference

  • To assess the scales over which directed sampling methods can yield useful results
  • To suggest practical improvements in the methodology of directed sampling techniques, particularly with regard to standardization.
  • To assess how fine-scale biological layering affects the results of sampling biota at larger scales using conventional sampling techniques.

Approved: 1986

Financial Sponsors: SCOR, IOC