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Impact of mangrove exploitation on the benthic ecosystem and the assessment of ecological quality objectives

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Dutch title: Impact van mangrove exploitatie op het bentisch ecosysteem en de bepaling van ecologische kwaliteitsobjectieven
Period: September 2004 till March 2013
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Benthos; Biodiversity; Marine ecology; Monitoring

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more, partner

The objectives of the project are (1) to compare the functional and structural complexity in terms of biodiversity of selected habitats and relevant ecosystem components between exploited peri-urban and pristine mangroves (2) To assign risk of contamination due to pollution at higher levels of the benthic food chain (3) To assign early warning indicators for unnatural changes in ecosystem functioning in mangroves (4) To ensure continuity in specialist training at and beyond postgraduate level

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