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RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for De Panne (Belgium)

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Availability: Restricted
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Notes: Not freely available

Description
A field manipulation experiment was carried out at four geographically separated European beaches. This dataset contains the data for the beach of De Panne (Belgium). more

A field manipulation experiment was carried out at four geographically separated European beaches, investigating the response of meiofauna communities to increased intensity and frequency of rainfall as predicted by climate change models. The study specifically tested the following null-hypothesis: H0: Sandy beach meiofauna from different geographic areas respond in comparable ways to the same type, intensity and frequency of disturbance (i.e. increased fresh water input as a result of climate change). The experimental sites are located at Arina (Crete, Mediterranean Sea: microtidal beach), De Panne (Belgium, North Sea: macrotidal, dissipative beach), Hel (Poland, Baltic Sea: microtidal beach) and Sines (Portugal, Atlantic coast: macrotidal, dissipative beach).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Marine, Disturbance (ecosystem), Experimental research, Intertidal environment, Meiobenthos, Rainfall, Sandy beaches, ANE, Belgium, De Panne, ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, De Panne [Marine Regions]
ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 March 2007 - 30 March 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of Nematoda, Grain size distribution, Meiobenthos #/ Major taxa

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

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches, more

Project
MarBEF: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, more
RainBase: A field manipulation experiment on four European beaches investigating the response of meiofauna communities to increased rainfall, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2008-04-15
Information last updated: 2008-04-15
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