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Biogeography and Biodiversity of the Sea - BBSea - Integration of ecological and evolutional patterns and processes

Dutch title: Biogeografie en Biodiversiteit van de Zee - BBSea Integratie van ecologische en evolutieve patronen en processen
Acronym: BBSea
Period: January 2005 till October 2011
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Benthos; Biodiversity; Biogeography; Marine ecology

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Analysis of patterns in species turn-over for representative model taxa in order to understand the historical, phylogenetic en abiotic factors which are responsible for the biogeographical patterns of biodiversity. Characterization of the relationship between biodiversity and function of marine model ecosystems. Development of indices and models in order to quantify the effects of anthropogenic activities on the marine biodiversity.

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