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Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: fieldwork - Westbanks [Benthische diversiteit en ecosysteemfunctie: veldwerk - Westbanks]
Braekman U., Vincx M., Soetaert K. 2008: Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: fieldwork - Westbanks. Marine Biology Section, Ugent, SSD -Belgian Science Policy, Belgium; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, NIOO-Netherlands. Description available at

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The effect of macrofaunal species diversity and density on ecoystem functioning will be estimated in the field. Results on the experimental output and the fieldwork will be compared.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab)
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthos, ANE, Belgium, Knokke-Heist, Baai van Heist, ANE, Belgium, West coast, ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde, Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Nephtys hombergii Savigny, 1818

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Knokke-Heist, Baai van Heist [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, West coast Stations [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2006 on [Planned]

Taxonomic coverage
Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]

Density, Granulometric variables, Organic matter (OM), Pigment concentration, Porosity, Salinity, Temperature in water

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
PROJECT DATA: WESTBANKS integrated database (2007-2010), more

WESTBANKS: Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas, more

Dataset status: Planned
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-09
Information last updated: 2015-06-22
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