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TROPHOS: Meiobenthos at station 115bis in the Belgian Part of the North Sea, 1999. [Meiobenthos in stations 115bis in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee, 1999]
Steyaert, M. (1999). Meiobenthos at station 115bis - bentho-pelagic coupling. Ghent University, Department of Biology, Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), Belgium.
Contact: Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (UGent-MARBIOL), more

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The abundance, community composition and species diversity of the nematode community at a station on the Belgian Continental Shelf is documented on a monthly basis. This study was carried out as part of a PhD thesis more

The response of a nematode community to phytoplankton sedimentation was investigated at an organically enriched station on the Belgian coast, 115 bis. Both structural (abundance, community comosition and species diversity) and functional (trophic composition) aspects of the nematode community were evaluated on a monthly basis. The phytoplankton community was analysed by examining diatoms and Phaeocystis colonies in surface waters. To assess phytoplankton sedimentation, pigment content of the sediment was determined on a regular basis.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Continental shelf, Meiobenthic organisms, Meiobenthos, Nematoda, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep, EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, West Coast, Westdiep Stations [Marine Regions]
Station 115bis
Coordinates: Long: 2,6183; Lat: 51,1517 [WGS84]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,6184; MinLat: 51,1518 - MaxLong: 2,6184; MaxLat: 51,1518 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
9 March 1999 - 25 October 1999

Ammonium (NH4+) Methodology , Chlorophyll Methodology , Granulometric variables Methodology , Nitrate (NO3-) Methodology , Nitrite (NO2-) Methodology , Taxonomy Methodology
Ammonium (NH4+): SANplus Flow analyser
Chlorophyll: HPLC
Granulometric variables: Coulter Counter LS particle size analyzer
Nitrate (NO3-): SANplus Flow analyser
Nitrite (NO2-): SANplus Flow analyser
Taxonomy: Meiobenthos density determination (variation on Vanaverbeke 2003 chp 6)
Protocol extensively described in phd thesis Vanaverbeke 2003 chapter 6 (submitted) with slight variation. (1) Sampling protocol: Reineck boxcorer; 3 deployments; from each deployment 1 core 3.6 cm; vertically sliced per cm untill depth of 10 cm; fixation 4% hot (70°) neutral formaldehyde tap-water solution (2) Lab protocol: extraction centrifugation Ludox (Heip et al. 1985). (Identification is 120 ind. /slice)

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata managerdata ownertaxonomic identifier
Steyaert, Maaike
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO)data owner

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Structural and functional biodiversity of North Sea ecosystems: species and their habitats as indicator for the sustainable management of the BCS

Based on this dataset
Steyaert, M. (2003). Ruimtelijke en temporele patronen van nematodengemeenschappen in de Noordzee en Westerschelde = Spatial and temporal scales of nematode communities in the North Sea and Westerschelde. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. XI, 114 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-12-03
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