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The hyperbenthos of subtidal sandbanks on the Belgian Continental Shelf: habitats and indicator species [Het hyperbenthos van subtidale zandbanken op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat: habitats en indicatorsoorten]

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Description
The structural biodiversity of the hyperbenthos of subtidal sandbanks on the BCS is studied. Furthermore, ecological indicator species are determined which can be usefull parameters for policy makers.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Benthic communities, Hyperbenthos, Sand banks, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Middelkerke Bank, ANE, Belgium, Hinder Banks, Westhinder, ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Goote Bank

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Middelkerke Bank [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Hinder Banks, Westhinder [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Goote Bank [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
February 1997 - October 1998

Parameters
Chlorophyll a, Depth, Fucoxanthine, Granulometric variables, Hyperbenthos biomass, Hyperbenthos density, Nutrients, Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), Salinity, Temperature in water, Turbidity, Wind direction

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:
Willems, K. (2000). Het hyperbenthos van subtidale zandbanken op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat: habitats en indicatorsoorten. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Mariene Biologie. Instituut voor Dierkunde. Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie: Gent. 72 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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