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An experimental approach to study epi-and infauna of mangrove forests in Gazi Bay (Kenya) between August 1992 and July 1993
Citable as data publication
Schrijvers J.; Coomans A.; Vakgroep Biologie; Faculteit Wetenschappen. Ugent: Belgium; (2015): An experimental approach to study epi-and infauna of mangrove forests in Gazi Bay (Kenya) between August 1992 and July 1993. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/78
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Description
Meiobenthos densities and abiotic parameters measured during a cage experiment in an Avicennia marina and Ceriops tagal forest sampled between August 1992 and July 1993. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Schrijvers, J. (1996). Interactions between epifauna and infauna in a Kenyan mangrove forest: an experimental approach = Interacties tussen epifauna en infauna in een Kenyaans mangrovewoud: een experimentele benadering. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. XI, 139 + annexes pp. more

Study of epifauna and infauna in a mangrove forest in Kenya and its influence on the ecosystem with the use of cages to measure epibenthic species.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Benthic epifauna, Benthic infauna, Cage experiment, Endobenthos, Epibenthos, Granulometry, Macrobenthos, Mangrove forests, Meiobenthos, Vertical distribution, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Amphipoda, Avicennia marina, Bivalvia, Ceriops tagal, Ciliata Couch, 1832, Cladocera, Copepoda, Crustacea, Decapoda, Gastropoda, Halacaroidea, Insecta, Kinorhyncha, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Rotifera, Tardigrada, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 August 1992 - 30 July 1993

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Ciliata Couch, 1832 [WoRMS]
Cladocera [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Halacaroidea Cunliffe, 1954 [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Kinorhyncha [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Chlorophyll a, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fucoxanthine, Meiobenthos density, Mud content, Particulate organic matter (POM), pH, Sand fraction, Temperature, Total carbon (TC)

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie, moredata creator Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Schrijvers, J. (1996). Interactions between epifauna and infauna in a Kenyan mangrove forest: an experimental approach = Interacties tussen epifauna en infauna in een Kenyaans mangrovewoud: een experimentele benadering. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. XI, 139 + annexes pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-04
Information last updated: 2016-01-26
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