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Characterisation of the habitat of the Flemish banks, the maritime country banks and of the hinder banks on the basis of the hyper benthos communities [Habitatkarakterisering van de Vlaamse Banken, de Zeelandbanken en de Hinderbanken aan de hand van de hyperbenthosgemeenschappen]

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Description
The hyperbenthic community of subtidal sandbanks is described (density, species composition) and related to abiotic variables in order to get an idea about the habitats and the biota of the sandbanks. more

Sampling took place at 3 different Sand Banks: the Oosthinder, the Kwintebank and the Thorntonbank. At each bank, 6 stations were sampled, once in spring and once in authumn.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Benthic communities, Ecosystem functioning, Habitat, Hyperbenthos, Sand banks, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Kwinte Bank, ANE, Belgium, Hinder Banks, Oosthinder, ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Thornton Bank

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Kwinte Bank [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Hinder Banks, Oosthinder [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Thornton Bank [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
February 1997 - October 1998

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+), Chlorophyll a+c, Depth, Fucoxanthine, Granulometric variables, Hyperbenthos biomass, Hyperbenthos density, Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Phosphate (PO43-), Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), Salinity, Solar radiation, Temperature in water, Turbidity, Wind direction, Wind speed

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
(Partly) included in:
Historical hyperbenthos data (1987-2001) from the North Sea and some adjacent areas, more

Project
Structural and functional biodiversity of North Sea ecosystems: species and their habitats as indicator for the sustainable management of the BCS, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Verween, A. (1999). Habitatkarakterisering van de Vlaamse banken, de Zeelandbanken en de Hinderbanken aan de hand van de hyperbenthosgemeenschappen. BSc Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. 74 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-10
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
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