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Soft bottom macrofauna in Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen)
Włodarska-Kowalczuk M. (1998). Soft bottom macrofauna in Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen). Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology (IOPAS), Poland.

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The general aim of this data collection was to analyse the influence of the steep glacier-derived environmental gradients on the benthic species distribution and associations in Kongsfjord and to quantify their response to glacial disturbance. The data were subsequently used to test if the patterns of natural benthic distribution and diversity observed at species level could also be detected at a lower taxonomic resolution.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Benthos, Biodiversity, Macrobenthos, Quantitative distribution, Norway, Spitsbergen, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
Norway, Spitsbergen [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
July 1997 - July 1998
Not relevant

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]


Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology (IOPAN), moredata ownerdata providerdata manager

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Based on this dataset:
Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Pearson, T.H.; Kendall, M.A. (2005). Benthic response to chronic natural physical disturbance by glacial sedimentation in an Arctic fiord. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 303: 31-41, more
Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. (2007). Molluscs in Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen, Svalbard): a species list and patterns of distribution and diversity. Pol. Res. 26(1): 48-63, more
Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Pearson, T.H. (2004). Soft-bottom macrobenthic faunal associations and factors affecting species distributions in an Arctic glacial fjord (Kongsfjord, Spitsbergen). Polar Biol. 27(3): 155-167, more
Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M.; Kedra, M. (2007). Surrogacy in natural patterns of benthic distribution and diversity: selected taxa versus lower taxonomic resolution. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 351: 53-63., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2008-05-28
Information last updated: 2008-10-17
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