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Study of epifauna and meiobenthos by means of cage experiments in a Ceriops tagal and Avicennia marina mangrove at Gazi Bay (Kenya) in August and September 1992
Citable as data publication
Steyaert M.; Coomans A.; Marine Biology Section; Zoology Institute; Biology Department; Faculty of Sciences. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Study of epifauna and meiobenthos by means of cage experiments in a Ceriops tagal and Avicennia marina mangrove at Gazi Bay (Kenya) in August and September 1992. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/151
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Description
Abiotic parameters and densities of meio-and epifauna taxa and nematode genera present at several depths in the cages, half cages and blanco's of an Avicennia marina and Ceriops tagal mangrove at Gazi Bay sampled between 06 August and 27 September 1992. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Steyaert, M. (1993). Structurele en trofische relaties tussen meiobenthos en epifauna in Ceriops mangroves (Gazi Bay, Kenya); Structural and trophic relationships between meiobenthos and epifauna in Ceriops mangroves (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Ghent. 118 (vol1), appendix (vol 2) pp. more

The specific relationships between the epifauna and the meiofauna were studied by means of a cage experiment in a mangrove swamp with a Ceriops tagal and Avicennia marina vegetation located at Gazi Bay (Kenya). The experimental setup consists of three cages, three half cages and three blanco’s (surface 1 m^2). All epifauna was removed in the cages in order to study the effects of epifaunal exclusion. Sampling occurred every five days during one month.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll)
Keywords:
Marine, Cage experiment, Competition, Depth distribution, Epifauna, Granulometry, Mangroves, Meiobenthos, Predation, Vegetation, Vertical distribution, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Amphipoda, Avicennia marina, Bivalvia, Ceriops tagal, Ciliata Couch, 1832, Cladocera, Collembola, Copepoda, Crustacea, Cumacea, Decapoda, Foraminifera, Gastropoda, Gastrotricha, Halacaroidea, Insecta, Isopoda, Kinorhyncha, Mysidacea, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Priapulida, Rotatoria, Rotifera, Sipunculida, Tanaidacea, Tardigrada, Turbellaria

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

Temporal coverage
6 August 1992 - 27 September 1992
Weekly

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

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+), Chlorophyll a, Clay, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fucoxanthine, Meiobenthos density, Nematode density, Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Particulate organic matter (POM), pH, Porosity, Redox potential, Salinity, Sand concentration, Silicon (Si), Temperature

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:
Steyaert, M. (1993). Structurele en trofische relaties tussen meiobenthos en epifauna in Ceriops mangroves (Gazi Bay, Kenya); Structural and trophic relationships between meiobenthos and epifauna in Ceriops mangroves (Gazi Bay, Kenya). MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Ghent. 118 (vol1), appendix (vol 2) pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2016-06-08
Information last updated: 2016-06-08
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