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TROPHOS: Macrobenthos: temporal patterns for stations 115b and 330 in the Belgian Part of the North Sea [Macrobenthos: temporele patronen voor stations 115b en 330 in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee]
Citation
Onraedt, G.; Vanaverbeke, J. (2003). Macrobenthos: temporal patterns for BCS stations 115b and 330. Afdeling Mariene Biologie - Ugent, Belgium. Www.vliz.be/imis/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=51

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
This dataset contains data on two stations on the Belgian Continental Shelf that are sampled monthly for macrobenthic organisms. more

The aim of this research is to study the structural diversity and the role of the macrofauna in the metabolism of the sediment.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Continental shelf, Granulometry, Macrobenthos, Pigments, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Goote Bank

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep Stations [Marine Regions]
Station 115bis
Coordinates: Long: 2,6183; Lat: 51,1517 [WGS84]
ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Goote Bank Stations [Marine Regions]
Station 330
Coordinates: Long: 2,8083; Lat: 51,4333 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
October 2002 - October 2003
Monthly

Parameters
Granulometric variables Methodology , Macrobenthic species Methodology , Macrobenthos density Methodology
Granulometric variables: Coulter Counter LS particle size analyzer
Macrobenthic species: Macrobenthos identification methode marine biology lab
Macrobenthos density: Macrobenthos density determination
(1) Sampling protocol: 5 Van Veen grabs; 1 subsample from each Van Veen for sediment analyse; fixation before sieving on 1mm sieve; second fixation on 8% formaldehyde (2) Lab protocol: sorting and counting

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more
TROPHOS/PODO-I integrated database, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Onraedt, G. (2004). Macrobenthische variabiliteit bekeken vanuit een ecosysteem perspectief. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen: Gent. , more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-12-03
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