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ME-3c.Temporal monitoring benthos and sediment dataset mudflat Groot Buitenschoor [ME-3c.Temporele monitoring benthos en sediment dataset slikken Groot Buitenschoor]

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Notes: Release with permission of the appropriate parties

Description
GBL and GRB, two locations on the Buitenschoor mudflat have been sampled for sediment monthly during a period of almost 10 years. Granulometry of sediment, organic matter and benthos densities and biomass were determined.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthos, Macrobenthos, Mud flats, Sediment analysis, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Doel

Geographical coverage
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Zeeschelde, Doel Stations [Marine Regions]
GBL
Coordinates: Long: 4,2499; Lat: 51,3579 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141716,897; Y: 227581,391 [Lambert 72/50]
GBR
Coordinates: Long: 4,2453; Lat: 51,3622 [WGS84]
Coordinates: X: 141401,979; Y: 228060,872 [Lambert 72/50]

Temporal coverage
October 1990 - December 1999
Monthly

Parameters
Benthos biomass Methodology , Benthos density Methodology , Granulometric variables Methodology , Organic matter (OM), Sedimentation-erosion plots Methodology
Benthos biomass: Macrobenthos sampling and laboratory analysis
At each location monthly samples are taken with small cores (4,5 cm diameter) to a depht of 20 cm and with large cores (15 cm diameter) to a depth of 40 cm. The large cores are sieved in the field through a 3 mm mesh. All benthic samples were preserved in buffered formalin. In the laboratory the small core samples are sieved through a 1mm mesh and sorted after staining with 0,02 % Rose Bengal. Organisms are counted and identified to species level, except Nemertea and Oligochaeta. Since Annelid
Benthos density: Macrobenthos sampling and laboratory analysis
At each location monthly samples are taken with small cores (4,5 cm diameter) to a depht of 20 cm and with large cores (15 cm diameter) to a depth of 40 cm. The large cores are sieved in the field through a 3 mm mesh. All benthic samples were preserved in buffered formalin. In the laboratory the small core samples are sieved through a 1mm mesh and sorted after staining with 0,02 % Rose Bengal. Organisms are counted and identified to species level, except Nemertea and Oligochaeta. Since Annelid
Granulometric variables: Grain-size analysis
Grain size is determined using a Malvern Master Sizer
Sedimentation-erosion plots: Sedimentation-erosion plots
A sedimentation-erosion plot exists out of 3 cores that are fixed into the mudflat. The 1,5 m long cores are set up in a triangular position, 1500 mm h.o.h. (length is 1500mm). The cores form a horizontal reference plane of which the reference height TAW is known. When strong sedimentation or erosion has taken place, the cores are prolonged or shortened. Core 1 and core 2 are connected by means of a measurement row, so the distance to the bottom can be measured each 20 cm. After that core 2 an

Contributors
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
ME-3 Monitoring the estuary along the Zeeschelde - macrobenthos, more

Project
Monitoring van het macrobenthos in de Zeeschelde, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Ysebaert, T.J. (2000). Macrozoobenthos and waterbirds in the estuarine environment: spatio-temporal patterns at different scales = Macrozoöbenthos en watervogels in het Schelde-estuarium, ruimtelijke en temporele patronen. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, 16. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Antwerpen: Antwerpen. ISBN 90-403-0125-5. 175 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2004-08-11
Information last updated: 2009-03-30
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