IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ] Printer-friendly version

MANUELA: MANUELA Database

Archived data

Archived file:
Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Restrictions apply to some or all of the data

Description
The dataset is the result of the integration of more than 83 smaller datasets, with information on meiobenthos in general and nematodes and copepods more specifically. This dataset has been compiled under the MarBEF European Network of Excellence. more

This dataset contains information on meiobenthos in general and nematodes and copepods more specifically. There is also a lot of information available on environmental variables, on feeding types of nematodes and biometric data. All these data will be analysed together, in order to reveal any ecological and latitudinal aspects in the biodiversity of meiobenthic diversity in general and nematode biodiversity more specific. This comprehensive dataset will also serve as the basis for future updates of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS). By adding ecological and geographical information, a first large-scale analysis of the nematode communities in European marine waters can be performed, aimed at
  • assessing large-scale meiobenthic biodiversity patterns in European marine waters
  • identifying the structuring factors of meiobenthic assemblages on a large geographical scale vs. the importance of locally varying variables within habitat type or limited geographical area
  • assessing the role of anthropogenic drivers (e.g. various types of disturbance) for differences in large-scale meiobenthic distribution patterns
  • testing the performance of functional attributes of nematode assemblages in assessing the potential effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances on benthic systems
  • gaining insight in meiobenthic species assembly rules to increase the understanding of the high diversity within the meiofaunal taxa.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Biodiversity, Data storage, Ecological distribution, Latitudinal variations, Meiobenthos, AE, East Atlantic, ANE, Baltic, ANW, North West Atlantic, MED, Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean I., PNE, Arctic, PSW, Antarctica, Copepoda, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
AE, East Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANW, North West Atlantic [Marine Regions]
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
Pacific Ocean I.
PNE, Arctic [Marine Regions]
PSW, Antarctica [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Parameters
Copepoda count, Copepoda density, Count of Nematoda, Meiobenthos #/ Major taxa, Meiofauna density, Nematode density, Nematode measurements, Nematode species, Stage of Nematoda

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

Related datasets
Source datasets:
A study of the nematode fauna of three estuaries in the Netherlands, more
Aegean Sea Bathyal Nematodes, more
ANDEEP-1: Antarctic deep-sea meiofauna, more
Arctic Meiofauna Succession, more
Bentho-pelagic coupling in the North Sea: Copepoda, more
Boulby meiofauna, more
Cefas01 - Structure of sublittoral nematode assemblages around the UK coast, more
Cefas02 - Structure of sublittoral nematode assemblages at four offshore stations around the UK, more
Cefas03 - Impacts of experimental trawling disturbance on nematode communities, more
Cefas04 - Impacts of chronic trawling disturbance on nematode communities, more
Cefas05 - Structure of nematode communities in the southwestern North Sea, more
Cefas06 - Effects of various types of disturbances on nematode communities, more
Cefas07 - Effects of simulated deposition of dredged material on structure of nematode assemblages - the role of burial, more
Cefas08 - Effects of simulated deposition of dredged material on structure of nematode assemblages - the role of contamination, more
Cefas09 - Effects of paint-derived tributyltin (TBT) on structure of estuarine nematode assemblages in experimental microcosms, more
Cefas10 - Effects of physical disturbance on nematodes communities in sand and mud, more
Cefas11 - Spatial variability of nematode assemblages in four soft-bottom subtidal habitats, more
Cefas12 - Spatial variability of nematode assemblages at two subtidal sandbanks in the North Sea, more
Copepoda from the Middelkerke bank (North Sea), more
Copepoda of the Dutch Continental Shelf, spring 1993, more
Copepods from a sublittoral sandy station in the North Sea, more
Copepods from the Southern Bight of the North Sea, more
Darwin Mounds, more
Dataset Bougainville, more
Deep-sea Meiobenthos, more
European estuarine nematodes, more
Evaluation of the meiofauna and nematode community at a TiO2 dumping site after recovery, more
Experimental effects of TBT on meiobenthic communities, more
Free-living marine nematodes from the Southern Bight of the North Sea, more
Free-living nematodes in a brackish tidal flat of the Westerschelde, more
Free-living nematodes of the Voordelta, more
Harpacticoida species and meiofauna major taxa from Hooksiel, more
Heraklion Harbour Meiobenthos, more
Length and width measurements of nematodes in the Ligurian Sea, more
Length/Width and biomass of nematodes from sandbanks on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Liverpool Bay Nematoda and Copepoda (UK), more
Malia Nematodes, more
Meiobenthic data Manuela, more
Meiobenthos and nematodes from the continental shelf of the Laptev Sea, more
Meiobenthos and nematodes from the sediment of Zostera noltii seagrass, more
TROPHOS: Meiobenthos at station 115bis in the Belgian Part of the North Sea, 1999., more
Meiobenthos at the stations 115, 702, 790 on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Meiobenthos of subtidal sandbanks on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Meiofauna and nematodes from the Atacama Slope and Trench, more
Meiofauna from Kongsfjord (Spitsbergen Arctic), more
Meiofauna from Lynher estuary in microcosms with contaminated sediment from the Fal estuary, more
Meiofauna from the Firth of Clyde (Scotland), more
OMEX-1993: Meiofauna from the Goban Spur (OMEX) - 1993, more
Meiofauna of the Gulf of Trieste-Slovenia, more
Meiofauna of the Ligurian Sea, more
Meiofauna of the North Adriatic Sea, more
Meiofauna of the Southern Baltic, more
Nematoda and Copepoda from the Fal estuary, more
Nematoda from Kenya and Zanzibar, more
Nematoda from Oslofjord (bioturbation experiment), more
Nematoda from the Porcupine Seabight, more
Nematode assemblages from European sandy beaches, more
Nematode biodiversity data from the North Sea Benthos Survey, more
Nematode data from the Firth of Clyde (Scotland), more
Nematode data from the Gulf of Gdansk, more
Nematode fauna from the bottom of the Southern North Sea, more
Nematode fauna of the North Sea near the Westerschelde Estuary, more
TROPHOS: Nematode length/width measurements for stations 115bis and 330 in the Belgian Part of the North Sea., more
Nematodes at two abyssal sites in the NE Atlantic, more
Nematodes from Crete sandy beaches, more
Nematodes from Humber Estuary, more
Nematodes from Italy and Poland, more
Nematodes from Kongsfjord, Svalbard, more
Nematodes from the Exe Estuary (microcosm experiments), more
OMEX-1994: Nematodes from the Goban Spur (OMEX) - 1994, more
Nematodes from the Lynher Estuary (microcosm experiments), more
Nematodes from the South Sandwich Trench, more
Nematodes from the Weddell Sea, more
Nematodes of Solbergstrand, Norway (in presence and absence of Brissopsis), more
Nematodes of the central Arctic Ocean, more
Nematodes of the Plymouth Sound, more
Offshore nematodes from Rame and in microcosm experiment (exposure to metals), more
Size Indian Nematodes, more
Size of Atlantic nematodes, more
Spatial heterogeneity of nematodes on an intertidal flat in the Westerschelde Estuary, more
SPEEK database: Meiobenthos of subtidal sandbanks on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Study of the meiobenthos from a dumping site in the Southern Bight of the North Sea, more
The meiobenthos of the Southern Bight of the North Sea, more
Thermaikos Gulf: impact of trawling and re-suspension on meiobenthos, more
Tidal migration of nematodes on an estuarine tidal flat in the Western Scheldt, more
TROPHOS/PODO-I work-database I (23/01/2004): Meiobenthos from station 330 - structural and funtional biodiversity on the Belgian Continental Shelf, more
Western Baltic Sea Copepods, more

Project
MANUELA: Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more
MarBEF: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Soetaert, K. et al. (2009). Factors affecting nematode biomass, length and width from the shelf to the deep sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 392: 123-132. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps08202, more
Veit-Köhler, G. et al. (2010). Large-scale diversity and biogeography of benthic copepods in European waters. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 157(8): 1819-1835. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-010-1454-0, more
Schratzberger, M. et al. (2009). The impact of seabed disturbance on nematode communities: linking field and laboratory observations. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 156(4): 709-724. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-008-1122-9, more
Describing this dataset:
Vandepitte, L. et al. (2009). The MANUELA database: an integrated database on meiobenthos from European marine waters Meiofauna Marina 17: 35-60, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2006-11-24
Information last updated: 2008-05-13
All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy