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ME-5b. Vegetation monitoring along the Zeeschelde, Belgium [ME-5b. Vegetatiemonitoring langs de Zeeschelde, Belgium]

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Description
Several parameters like vegetation, macrobenthos, aquatic birds and sediments are monitored in a standardised way along the estuary between Ghent and the Dutch-Belgian border including the Durme and the Rupel. more

Several parameters like vegetation, macrobenthos, aquatic birds and sediments are monitored in a standardised way along the estuary between Ghent and the Dutch-Belgian border including the Durme and the Rupel. The vegetation is monitored by means of 200 permanent quadrats (PQs), scattered along the Zeeschelde, of which a vegetation survey (Londo scale) is made every three years. Vegetation maps are constructed on the basis of aerial photographs in combination with verification in the field.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Flora, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Monitoring, Mud flats, Salt marshes, Vegetation, Vegetation cover, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Zeeschelde

Geographical coverage
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1995 on [In Progress]
Three-yearly

Parameters
Vegetation Methodology
Vegetation: Permanent squares (PQ)
Along the river, spread over the different vegetation types, a large number of permanent squares are marked.

Vegetation: Mapping method

Contributors
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ME-5 Monitoring the estuary along the Zeeschelde- marsh vegetation, more
(Partly) included in:
MONEOS - Diversity of species in the Scheldt Estuary, more

Project
Monitoring van schorvegetaties langs de Zeeschelde, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-02-23
Information last updated: 2009-03-30
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