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Data for the Nature Climate Change article "Clam feeding plasticity reduces herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification"
Citable as data publication
Van Colen, C.; Ong, E.Z.; Marine Biology Research Group. Ugent: Belgium; (2019): Data for the Nature Climate Change article "Clam feeding plasticity reduces herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification". Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/389

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Experimental data to test how the behaviour of a key species, Scrobicularia plana, shapes the response of communities to climate change. more

Clams and soft-sediment communities were incubated for four weeks under experimental warming and acidification (3 °C increase and ~0.35 pHT (total pH scale) unit decline from ambient conditions. First, porewater hydraulic signatures were analysed that are associated with different behaviours of S. plana to study how the single and combined effects of experimental warming and acidification influence feeding behaviour. Second, soft-sediment communities wree collected and analysed how the presence of S. plana mediated combined warming and acidification effects on ecosystem interactions and population resilience via direct and indirect pathways.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Acidification, Behavioural responses, Benthic microalgae, Climate change, Ecosystem interactions, Feeding behaviour, Ocean warming, Population resilience, Porewater nutrients, Sediment fauna, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, PaulinaSchor, Hediste diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1776), Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864), Nematoda, Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, PaulinaSchor [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 March 2017 - 6 November 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Hediste diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]
Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Scrobicularia plana (da Costa, 1778) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Ammonium (NH4+), Nematode density, Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrite (NO2-), pH, Phosphate (PO43-), Silicate (SiO44-), Temperature, Wet weight biomass

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset
Van Colen, C. et al. (2020). Clam feeding plasticity reduces herbivore vulnerability to ocean warming and acidification. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10(2): 162-166. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1038/s41558-019-0679-2, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2019-12-02
Information last updated: 2020-01-23
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