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Habitat surface (ha) in the Scheldt estuary [Habitat oppervlakte (ha) in het Schelde-estuarium]
Contact: Maris, Tom

Description
Major changes in the morphology of the estuary occurred during the last centuries. Since the early middle ages tidal marshes were reclaimed by embankment to create agricultural land, since the middle of the 20th century for industrial and urban developments. The last century still about 16% of total surface was lost.

Scope
Themes:
Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Keywords:
Brackish water, ANE, netherlands, zeeland, westerschelde, Area, Habitat, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Zeeschelde

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]

Parameter
Habitat surface area

Contributors
Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), more

Publication
Describing this dataset
Meire, P. et al. (2005). The Scheldt estuary: a description of a changing ecosystem. Hydrobiologia 540(1-3): 1-11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-005-0896-8, more

Data type: Static graphs
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-15
Information last updated: 2010-07-19
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