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‘Proof of concept’ product: Fraction of mixoplankton (photo-phagotrophic) species in the Greater North Sea and Celtic Seas
Willem Stolte & Lisa Schneider (2020) ‘Proof of concept’ product: Fraction of mixoplankton (photo-phagotrophic) species in the Greater North Sea and Celtic Seas. Integrated data products created under the European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Biology project (EASME/EMFF/2017/, funded by the by the European Union under Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

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Mixoplankton (sensu Flynn et al., 2019) is a newly introduced term indicating plankton that is capabable of both photosynthesis and phagotrophy. More details are found in Flynn et al., (2019). The potential trophic state can be seen as an inherent characteristic of plankton species. A literature and expert-knowledge study has provided the classification in either phototrophy or mixotrophy which is submitted as traits data to WoRMS. This analysis makes use of this classification to estimate the spatial and temporal distribution of the fraction of mixoplanktonic species in the Greater North Sea including the Celtic Seas. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 766327.

Marine, Celtic sea, North sea, Phytoplankton

EMODNETBIO III: European Marine Observation and Data Network- Biology III, more

Used in this dataset
Schneider, L.K. et al. (2020). A dataset on trophic modes of aquatic protists. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e56648., more

Data type: Data products
Metadatarecord created: 2020-12-24
Information last updated: 2021-07-16
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