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Spatio-temporal variability and population dynamics of the Abra alba - Mysella bidentata community on the Belgian Continental Shelf.

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Dutch title: Spatio-temporele variabiliteit en populatie dynamica van de Abra alba - Mysella bidentata gemeenschap op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat
Period: October 2001 till September 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Macrobenthos; Population dynamics
Geographical term: ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more, co-ordinator
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more

The Abra alba - Mysella bidentata community is the most diverse and dens macrobenthic community on the Belgian Continental Shelf. Abra alba and Spisula subtruncata are two characteristic bivalves of this community, also the 'riff' buiding polychaete, Lanice conchilega, which has an important habitat-structuring function. Therefore the community and the population-dynamics of this species will be followed in time and space.

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