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TROPHOS: Temporal patterns for Meiobenthos species at stations 115bis and 330 in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. [Temporele patronen voor meiobenthos soorten in stations 115bis en 330 in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee]
Citation
See unpublished Maria Franco

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
This dataset contains data on two stations on the Belgian Continental Shelf that are sampled monthly for meiobenthic organisms and environmental variables. more

The aim of the study is to relate functional and structural diversity of nematode communities from contrasting sediments with the food availability.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Continental shelf, Meiobenthic organisms, Meiobenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Goote Bank, Nematoda

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

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+) Methodology , Carbon-to-nitrogen Ratio (C:N) Methodology , Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) Methodology , Meiobenthos density Methodology , Nematode species Methodology , Nitrate (NO3-) Methodology , Phosphate (PO43-) Methodology , Phytoplankton, Pigment analysis Methodology , Silicate (SiO44-) Methodology
Ammonium (NH4+): Nutrient measurement
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; subsample as scintillation vial; Storage at minus 20°: (2) Lab protocol: Automatic chain (SANplus Segmented Flow Analyzer, SKALAR)
Carbon-to-nitrogen Ratio (C:N): CO2 production
(1) Sampling protocol: Reineck boxcorer; 3 deployments; from each deployment 1 core 3.6 cm; vertically sliced per cm untill depth of 10 cm; Storage at minus 20° (2) Lab protocol: Nieuwenhuize & Maas 1993
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC): DOC measurement
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; subsample 2 x 50 ml; Storage at minus 20° (2) Lab protocol:
Meiobenthos density: Meiobenthos density determination (variation on Vanaverbeke 2003 chp 6)
Protocol extensively described in phd thesis Vanaverbeke 2003 chapter 6 (submitted) with slight variation. (1) Sampling protocol: Reineck boxcorer; 3 deployments; from each deployment 1 core 3.6 cm; vertically sliced per cm untill depth of 10 cm; fixation 4% hot (70°) neutral formaldehyde tap-water solution (2) Lab protocol: extraction centrifugation Ludox (Heip et al. 1985). (Identification is 120 ind. /slice)
Nematode species: Nematode identification methode marine biology lab
Marine biology nematode library
Nitrate (NO3-): Nutrient measurement
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; subsample as scintillation vial; Storage at minus 20°: (2) Lab protocol: Automatic chain (SANplus Segmented Flow Analyzer, SKALAR)
Phosphate (PO43-): Nutrient measurement
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; subsample as scintillation vial; Storage at minus 20°: (2) Lab protocol: Automatic chain (SANplus Segmented Flow Analyzer, SKALAR)
Pigment analysis: Water pigment analysis
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; 0.5 l filtration over GF/F filter Whatman; Filters storage at minus 80° (2) Lab Protocol: HPLC, Mantoura & Llewellyn 1983

Pigment analysis: Sediment pigment analysis
(1) Sampling protocol: Reineck boxcorer; 3 deployments; from each deployment 1 core 3.6 cm; vertically sliced per cm untill depth of 10 cm; Storage at minus 80° (2) Lab protocol: HPLC (Mantoura & Llewellyn 1983)
Silicate (SiO44-): Nutrient measurement
(1) Sampling protocol: Niskin Bottle at 3m depth and at 1 m above seafloor; subsample as scintillation vial; Storage at minus 20°: (2) Lab protocol: Automatic chain (SANplus Segmented Flow Analyzer, SKALAR)

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

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

Project
TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Franco, M.A.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Steyaert, M.; Vincx, M. (2004). Dynamics of meiobenthos and bacteria at two contrasting sites at the Belgian Continental Shelf, in: Hogere trofische niveaus in de Zuidelijke Noordzee 'TROPHOS': wetenschappelijk verslag voor de periode van 01/02/2003-31/01/2004. pp. 1-8, 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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