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Study of the ichthyoplankton community on the Belgian Continental Shelf

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Dutch title: Studie van de ichthyoplankton gemeenschap op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat
Period: February 2006 till December 2006
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Dispersion; Fish; Fish larvae; Genetics; Modelling
Taxonomic term: Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Geographical term: ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, more, co-ordinator
  • KU Leuven (KULeuven), more, sponsor

The spatial and temporal distribution patterns of fish larvae on the Belgian Continental Shelf will be investigated. Data on the ichthyoplankton abundance and length composition (2004-2006) will be analyzed in relation to the present abiotic and biotic conditions. Secondly, larvae of the common sole (Solea solea) will be analyzed genetically using high-resolution markers. Results will be used to couple biological and genetic information to a physical hydrodynamic transport model (developed by MUMM-Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models) that predicts the effective and observed dispersion of sole larvae.

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