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Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary [Ecologische epibentische data van het Schelde-estuarium]

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Description
Data were gathered on the ecology of the epibenthic community in the Scheldt estuary (Belgium and The Netherlands) from 1988-2005.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthic boundary layer, Biological data, Ecology, Epibenthos, Estuaries, Salinity gradients, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Zeeschelde, Crustacea, Invertebrata, Pisces

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

Temporal coverage
1988 - 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Invertebrata
Pisces [WoRMS]

Parameters
Epibenthic species, Epibenthos biomass, Epibenthos density, Epibenthos sampling, Granulometric variables, Physicochemical environmental variables, Size of epibenthos

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata owner

Related datasets
Child dataset:
Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: historical data (1988-2001), more
Source dataset:
Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: ENDIS-RISKS data (2002-2005), more

Project
ENDIS-RISKS: Endocrine disruption in the Scheldt Estuary: distribution, exposure and effects, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Hostens, K. (2003). The demersal fish and macro-invertebrate assemblages of the Westerschelde and Oosterschelde estuaries (Southern Bight of the North Sea) = De demersale vis- en macro-invertebraten gemeenschappen van de Westerschelde en Oosterschelde estuaria (Zuidelijke Bocht van de Noordzee). PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Gent. XVI, 205, 1 cd-rom pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-09-16
Information last updated: 2007-11-21
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