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Changes in North Sea macrofauna communities between 1986 and 2000
Kröncke, I.; Reiss, H.; Bergman, M.J.N.; Cochrane, S.J.; Craeymeersch, J.A.; Degraer, S.; Desroy, N.; Dewarumez, J.-M.; Duineveld, G.; Eggleton, J.D.; Essink, K.; Hillewaert, H.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Moll, A.; Nehring, S.; Newell, J.; Oug, E.; Pohlmann, T.; Rachor, E.; Rees, H.L.; Robertson, M.; Rumohr, H.; Schratzberger, M.; Smith, R.; Vanden Berghe, E.; van Dalfsen, J.; Van Hoey, G.; Vincx, M.; Willems, W. (2007). Changes in North Sea macrofauna communities between 1986 and 2000. CM Documents - ICES, CM 2007(A:06). ICES: Copenhagen. 19 pp.
Part of: ICES CM Documents - ICES. ICES: Copenhagen. ISSN 1015-4744, more

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 135118 [ OMA ]
Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Long-term variations; Microbenthos; Sediments; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Kröncke, I., more
  • Reiss, H.
  • Bergman, M.J.N.
  • Cochrane, S.J., more
  • Craeymeersch, J.A., more
  • Degraer, S., more
  • Desroy, N.
  • Dewarumez, J.-M., more
  • Duineveld, G., more
  • Eggleton, J.D.
  • Essink, K., more
  • Hillewaert, H., more
  • Lavaleye, M.S.S.
  • Moll, A.
  • Nehring, S., more
  • Newell, J.
  • Oug, E., more
  • Pohlmann, T.
  • Rachor, E., more
  • Rees, H.L., more
  • Robertson, M.
  • Rumohr, H., more
  • Schratzberger, M., more
  • Smith, R.
  • Vanden Berghe, E., more
  • van Dalfsen, J.
  • Van Hoey, G., more
  • Vincx, M., more
  • Willems, W., more

Abstract
    This paper is chapter 5.2 of the ICES CRR “Structure and dynamics of the North Sea benthos” (ICES 2007) compiled by the ICES Study Group on the North Sea Benthos Project 2000. The North Sea Benthos Project 2000 (NSBP) was initiated as a follow-up to the earlier 1986 ICES North Sea Benthos Survey (NSBS). One major aim of the NSBP 2000 was to compare the outcome with that of the 1986 NSBS, in order to identify any significant changes in the community structure and their likely causes. In general, the spatial distribution of the macrofaunal communities in 2000 was rather similar to that in 1986. But changes were found within communities which were addressed to changes in the hydroclimate caused by changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation influencing changes in currents and sediment structure as well as food availability.

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