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RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for Hel (Poland)

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

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 Hel (Poland). 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, Poland, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, Poland Stations [Marine Regions]
Hel peninsula
Coordinates: Long: 18,7989; Lat: 54,6069 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
17 March 2007 - 11 April 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

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

Contributor
Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia; Department of Fisheries Oceanography and Marine Ecology, 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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