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Distribution of suspended matter in the Scheldt estuary and interaction with mesozooplankton [Verspreiding van zwevende stof in het Schelde estuarium en de relatie met Mesozooplankton]

This database consist data on particulate suspended matter in estuaries. The use of image analysis to quatify SPM mass, Zooplankton body sizes and gut contents was evaluated and improved. Spatio temporal patterns were studied.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Plankton, Water composition > Suspended matter - turbidity
Fresh water, Brackish water, Image processing, Stomach content, Suspended organic matter, Zooplankton, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Harbour, Zandvliet Lock, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Punt van Melsele, Daphnia O.F. Müller, 1785, Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Zeeschelde Stations [Marine Regions]
Boei 92
Coordinates: Long: 4,297; Lat: 51,296 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 144900; Y: 220600 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,1071; Lat: 51,0357 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 131557; Y: 191662 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,329; Lat: 51,1766 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 147130; Y: 207314 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 3,8051; Lat: 51,0065 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 110346; Y: 188534 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2004; Lat: 51,0572 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 138107; Y: 194033 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,0704; Lat: 51,0492 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 128985; Y: 193176 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,2747; Lat: 51,1231 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 143325; Y: 201362 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,177; Lat: 51,102 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 136480; Y: 199022 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 3,9607; Lat: 51,0139 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 121274; Y: 189286 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,1298; Lat: 51,0497 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 133155; Y: 193212 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 3,8778; Lat: 51,0081 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 115450; Y: 188672 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,0425; Lat: 51,0304 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 127022; Y: 191088 [Lambert 72/50]
Coordinates: Long: 4,3295; Lat: 51,1437 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 147160; Y: 203643 [Lambert 72/50]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Harbour, Zandvliet Lock Stations [Marine Regions]
Zandvlietsluis-Boei 87
Coordinates: Long: 4,2645; Lat: 51,3486 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 142642; Y: 226445 [Lambert 72/50]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Punt van Melsele Stations [Marine Regions]
Beveren-Boei 105
Coordinates: Long: 4,3236; Lat: 51,253 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 146758; Y: 215812 [Lambert 72/50]

Temporal coverage
1995 - 1997
April 1997 - July 1997

Taxonomic coverage
Daphnia O.F. Müller, 1785 [WoRMS]
Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) [WoRMS]

% Oxygen (O), Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Conductivity, Count of particles in suspension, Dry weight biomass, Floc characteristics, Gut length, Gut width, Particulate Carbon, Particulate inorganic carbon (PIC), Phaeopigment a, Temperature in water, Total length, Width

Chlorophyll a: Fluorescence

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Zooplanktondata of the Scheldt estuary: integrated database, more

Based on this dataset
Billiones, R.G. et al. (1999). Image analysis as a tool for measuring particulate matter concentrations and gut content, body size, and clearance rates of estuarine copepods: validation and application. J. Mar. Syst. 22: 179-194, more
Billiones, R.G. (1998). Spatio-temporal distribution of suspended particulate matter in the Scheldt estuary (Belgium) and interactions with mesozooplankton. PhD Thesis. Free University of Brussels: Laboratory for ecology and systematics: Brussel. 175 pp., more
Billiones, R.G. et al. (1999). The geometric features, shape factors and fractal dimensions of suspended particulate matter in the Scheldt Estuary (Belgium). Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 48(3): 293-305., more
Used in this dataset
Bakker, C.; Prins, T.C.; Tackx, M.L.M. (1985). Interpretation of particle spectra of electronic counters by microscopical methods Hydrobiol. Bull. 19(1): 49-59, more
Tackx, M.L.M. et al. (1995). Measuring selectivity of feeding by estuarine copepods using image analysis combined with microscopic and Coulter counting. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 52(3-4): 419-425., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-29
Information last updated: 2007-12-10
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