Chapter 22. Techniques for the Quantification of Biofouling

  1. Simone Dürr12 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason13
  1. Alan J. Butler1,
  2. João Canning-Clode2,
  3. Ashley D. M. Coutts3,
  4. Phillip R. Cowie4,
  5. Sergey Dobretsov5,
  6. Simone Dürr12,
  7. Marco Faimali6,
  8. John A. Lewis7,
  9. Henry M. Page8,
  10. Jonathan Pratten9,
  11. Derren Ready9,
  12. Dan Rittschof10,
  13. David A. Spratt9,
  14. Antonio Terlizzi11 and
  15. Jeremy C. Thomason13

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch22

Biofouling

Biofouling

How to Cite

Butler, A. J., Canning-Clode, J., Coutts, A. D. M., Cowie, P. R., Dobretsov, S., Dürr, S., Faimali, M., Lewis, J. A., Page, H. M., Pratten, J., Ready, D., Rittschof, D., Spratt, D. A., Terlizzi, A. and Thomason, J. C. (2009) Techniques for the Quantification of Biofouling, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 12

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 13

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia

  2. 2

    IFM-GEOMAR – Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Düsternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel, Germany

  3. 3

    Aquenal Pty Ltd, 244 Summerleas Road, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia

  4. 4

    University of London Marine Biological Station, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 OEG, UK

  5. 5

    Department Marine Science and Fisheries, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoud 123, PO Box 34, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

  6. 6

    CNR – Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR) – Sezione Tecnologie Marine, Genova, Via De Marini, 6 - IV P., 16149 Genova, Italy

  7. 7

    ES Link Services Pty Ltd, 1 Queensberry Place, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia

  8. 8

    Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA

  9. 9

    Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD, UK

  10. 10

    Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516-9721, USA

  11. 11

    Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology, Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, I-73100, Lecce, Italy

  12. 12

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  13. 13

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462

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Keywords:

  • techniques for biofouling quantification;
  • single sampling design - determining distribution and abundance of fouling organisms;
  • user-compiled plug-ins - directly downloaded on developer's website;
  • random systematic sampling (RSS) - advanced stereological techniques;
  • steel mariner barge;
  • dry-docking support strips (DDSS);
  • stereological analysis of biofouling - digital image analysis for biofouling quantification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vessel Hull

  • Steel Mariner Barge

  • References