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Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: historical data (1988-2001) [Ecologische epibentische data van het Schelde-estuarium: historische data (1988-2001)]

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Description
Data concerning the ecology of epibenthic macro-invertebrates and fishes were collected in the Westerschelde. more

Data were collected on the ecology of epibenthic macro-invertebrate and fish species in the Westerschelde estuary. More specifically, the following was studied:
  • the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of the epibenthos. A number of environmental variables were measured and possible correlations with species densities were checked.
  • the stomach content of demersal fish. Correlations between stomach content data and the availability of different mysid species in different seasons and habitats were investigated.
  • diurnal, seasonal and spatial patterns in the diet of the brown shrimp Crangon crangon.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthic boundary layer, Biological data, Ecology, Epibenthos, Estuaries, Salinity gradients, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Crustacea, , Mysidacea, Pisces

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

Temporal coverage
1988 - 2001

Taxonomic coverage
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Invertebrata
Mysidacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Parameters
Biomass, Biota density, Density, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fish standard length, Salinity, Secchi depth, Stomach content, Temperature in water

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Ecological epibenthic data of the Scheldt estuary, 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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