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Summary on benthic studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea and its adjacent continental estuaries (Western Scheldt and Eems-Dollard) between 1976 and 1978
Citable as data publication
Heip C.H.R.; Herman R.; Bisschop G.; Govaere J.C.R.; Holvoet M.; Van Damme D.; Vanosmael C.; Willems K.R.; De Coninck L.A.P.; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2017): Summary on benthic studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea and its adjacent continental estuaries (Western Scheldt and Eems-Dollard) between 1976 and 1978. https://doi.org/10.14284/274
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
A summary of work on benthic communities in the Southern Bight of the North Sea and adjacent estuaries sampled between 1976 and 1978. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Heip, C.H.R.; Herman, R.; Bisschop, G.; Govaere, J.C.R.; Holvoet, M.; Van Damme, D.; Vanosmael, C.; Willems, K.R.; De Coninck, L.A.P. (1979). Benthic studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea and its adjacent continental estuaries: Progress Report 1, in: Geconcerteerde Onderzoeksacties Interuniversitaire Actie Oceanologie: verslag van de studiedagen = Actions de Recherche Concertées Action Interuniversitaire Océanologie: rapports des journées d'études. Pp. 133-163. more

The dataset contains biotic data (macro-and meiobenthos density and biomass) as well as abiota (sediment analysis).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Macrobenthos, Meiobenthos, Nematode diversity, Sediment analysis, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Ems-Dollard Estuary, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Crustacea, Echinodermata, Gastrotricha, Hydrozoa, Mollusca, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Tardigrada, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Ems-Dollard Estuary [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1976 - 1978

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ash-free dry weight (AFDW) biomass , Count, Diversity, Gravel, Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, Median grain size, Meiobenthos biomass, Meiobenthos density, Mud content, Skewness, Sorting coefficient, Wet weight biomass

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

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
CRA - Biological datasets from the Belgian Part of the North Sea and estuaria 1977-1981, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Heip, C.H.R. et al. (1979). Benthic studies of the Southern Bight of the North Sea and its adjacent continental estuaries: Progress Report 1, in: (1979). Geconcerteerde Onderzoeksacties Interuniversitaire Actie Oceanologie: verslag van de studiedagen = Actions de Recherche Concertées Action Interuniversitaire Océanologie: rapports des journées d'études. pp. 133-163, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-10-21
Information last updated: 2017-02-27
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