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Agresti and Caffo, 2000
Alden et al., 2002
Borja and Dauer, 2008
Borja et al., 2008
Dauer, 1993
Dauer, 1997
Dauer and Alden, 1995
Dauer and Llansó, 2003
Dauer et al., 2008
Dauer et al., 1993
Dauer et al., 1992
Dauer et al., 2000
Edgar, 1990
Llansó, 1992
Llansó et al., 2009A
Llansó et al., 2003
Llansó and Volstad, 2001
Llansó et al., 2009B
Pearson and Rosenberg, 1978
Ranasinghe et al., 1994
Seitz et al., 2009
Sen, 1968
van Belle and Hughes, 1984
Weisberg et al., 1997
Williams et al., 2009

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Agresti, A. and B. Caffo. 2000. Simple and effective confidence intervals for proporations and differences of proportions result from adding two successes and two failures. The American Statistician 54:280-288.

Alden, R. W. III, D. M. Dauer, J. A. Ranasinghe, L. C. Scott, and R. J. Llansó. 2002. Statistical verification of the Chesapeake Bay Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity. Environmetrics 13:473-498.

Borja, A. and D. M. Dauer. 2008. Assessing the environmental quality status in estuarine and coastal systems: Comparing methodologies and indices. Ecological Indicators 8: 331-337.

Borja, A., D. M. Dauer, R. Díaz, R. J. Llansó, I. Muxika, J. G. Rodríguez, and L. Schaffner. 2008. Assessing estuarine benthic quality conditions in Chesapeake Bay: A comparison of three indices. Ecological Indicators 8:395-403.

Dauer, D. M. 1993. Biological criteria, environmental health and estuarine macrobenthic community structure. Marine Pollution Bulletin 26:249-257.

Dauer, D. M. 1997. Dynamics of an estuarine ecosystem: Long-term trends in the macrobenthic communities of the Chesapeake Bay, USA (1985-1993). Oceanologica Acta 20:291-298.

Dauer, D. M. and R. W. Alden. 1995. Long-term trends in the macrobenthos and water quality of the lower Chesapeake Bay (1985-1991). Marine Pollution Bulletin 30:840-850.

Dauer, D. M. and R. J. Llansó. 2003. Spatial scales and probability based sampling in determining levels of benthic community degradation in the Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 81:175-186.

Dauer, D. M., R. J. Llansó, and M. F. Lane. 2008. Depth-related patterns in benthic community condition along an estuarine gradient in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Ecological Indicators 8:417-424.

Dauer, D. M., M. W. Luckenbach, and A. J. Rodi, Jr. 1993. Abundance biomass comparison (ABC method): effects of an estuarine gradient, anoxic/hypoxic events and contaminated sediments. Marine Biology 116:507-518.

Dauer, D. M., J. A. Ranasinghe, and A. J. Rodi, Jr. 1992. Effects of low dissolved oxygen levels on the macrobenthos of the lower Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries 15:384-391.

Dauer, D. M., J. A. Ranasinghe, and S. B. Weisberg. 2000. Relationships between benthic community condition, water quality, sediment quality, nutrient loads, and land use patterns in Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries 23:80-96.

Edgar, J. E. 1990. The use of the size structure of benthic macrofaunal communities to estimate faunal biomass and secondary production. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 137:195-214.

Llansó, R. J. 1992. Effects of hypoxia on estuarine benthos: The lower Rappahannock River (Chesapeake Bay), a case study. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 35:491-515.

Llansó, R. J., D. M. Dauer, and J. H. Vřlstad. 2009. Assessing ecological integrity for impaired water decisions in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.11.011.

Llansó, R. J., D. M. Dauer, J. H. Vřlstad, and L. C. Scott. 2003. Application of the benthic index of biotic integrity to environmental monitoring in Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 81:163-174.

Llansó, R. J. and J. H. Volstad. 2001. Patuxent River Oil Spill: Assessment of Impacts on Benthos. Prepared for Swanson Creek Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council by Versar, Inc., Columbia, Maryland. 34 pp. + Appendicies.

Llansó, R. J., J. H. Vřlstad, D. M. Dauer, and J. D. Dew. 2009. Assessing benthic community condition in Chesapeake Bay: does the use of different benthic indices matter? Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 150:119-127.

Pearson, T. H. and R. Rosenberg. 1978. Macrobenthic succession in relation to organic enrichment and pollution of the marine environment. Oceanography and Marine Biology Annual Review 16:229-311.

Ranasinghe, J. A., S. B. Weisberg, D. M. Dauer, L. C. Schaffner, R. J. Diaz, and J. B. Frithsen. 1994. Chesapeake Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals. Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Office, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by Versar, Inc. Chesapeake Bay Program Report No. CBP/TRS 107/94. 49 pp. plus appendices.

Seitz, R. D., D. M. Dauer, R. J. Llansó, and W. C. Long . 2009. Broad-scale effects of hypoxia on benthic community structure in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology In Press.

Sen, P. K. 1968. Estimates of the regression coefficient based on Kendall's tau. Journal of the American Statistical Association 63:1379-1389.

van Belle, G. and J. P. Hughes. 1984. Nonparametric tests for trend in water quality. Water Resources Research 20:127-136.

Weisberg, S. B., J. A. Ranasinghe, D. M. Dauer, L. C. Schaffner, R. J. Diaz, and J. B. Frithsen. 1997. An estuarine benthic index of biotic integrity (B-IBI) for Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries 20:149-158.

Williams, M., B. Longstaff, C. Buchanan, R. J. Llansó, and W. Dennison. 2009. Development and evaluation of a spatially-explicit index of Chesapeake Bay health. Marine Pollution Bulletin In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.11.018.


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