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Biotic interactions in turbid estuarine systems

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Dutch title: Biotische interacties in turbiede estuariene systemen
Reference no: P101/FWOAL102-G010499N
Period: January 1999 till December 2002
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Animal ecology; Limnology; Plant ecology

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  • Universiteit Gent; Laboratorium voor Protistologie en Aquatische Ecologie (PAE), more
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Aquatische Ecologie en Evolutiebiologie, more
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), more
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

Study of the relative importance of primary production , bacterial production and detritus avection for the planktonic foodweb. Biotic interactions in the micro- and macrobenthic foodweb. Feeding behaviour of macrocrustacea, fish and birds.

This project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the structure and function of estuarine food webs by studying selected biotic interactions in the plankton and benthos of the schelde estuary (The Netherlands, Belgium). Objectives: (1) The study of the relative importance of primary production, bacterial bacterial production and detritus in the planctonic food web. (2) The study of important biotic interactions in the micro- and meiobenthic food web. (3) The study of the feeding ecology of higher trophic levels (fish, macrocrustacea and avifauna) and their impact on lower trophic levels.

The former Institute for Nature Conservation was a partner in this project

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