About this Research Topic
BACI studies are more popular in terrestrial research than in oceanographic research, but their applications could be just as beneficial in ocean conservation. The goal of this Research Topic would be to collate results from BACI studies in the ocean to share information across different subfields of ocean science, initiate conversation about strengths and weaknesses of BACI studies particular to the ocean, and provide lessons for conducting future BACI studies. Frontiers in Marine Science provides a venue for transmitting information about BACI studies to the broader ocean science community. This Research Topic would also expose the BACI approach to a broader range of other scientists, who may not be familiar with the benefits and limitations of this research approach. A search of Frontiers in Marine Science articles indicates that only two so far mention BACI in their abstracts.
· Presentation of the results of BACI studies in specific areas of the ocean (research papers)
· Reviews of the use of BACI approaches that identify strengths and weaknesses of this approach, as well as recommendations for future use of this technique (review papers)
· Extension of the BACI approach with new analysis techniques and new applications
· Comparisons of marine and terrestrial BACI studies and what can be learned from such comparisons.
Keywords: BACI, acoustics, development, pollution, contamination
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