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Benthos monitoring in the intertidal mudflats of Pertuis-Charentais (Bay of Biscay) from 2004 on
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Philippe A., Plumejeaud-Perreau C., Jourde J., Pineau P., Lachaussée N., Joyeux E., Corre F., Delaporte P. Bocher P. (2016): Benthos monitoring in the intertidal mudflats of Pertuis-Charentais (Bay of Biscay) from 2004 on.
Contact: Philippe, Anne

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Benthos-Pertuis-Charentais is a spatially explicit benthic database, comprising 11 years of benthic data. It is the result of intensive benthic sampling that has been conducted on a regular grid (259 stations) covering the intertidal mudflats of the Pertuis-Charentais (Marennes-Ole'ron Bay and Aiguillon Bay). Samples were taken by foot or by boats during winter depending on tidal height, from December 2003 to February 2014. The present dataset includes abundances and biomass densities of all mollusc species of the study regions and principal polychaetes as well as their length, accessibility to shorebirds, energy content and shell mass when appropriate and available. This database has supported many studies dealing with the spatial distribution of benthic invertebrates and temporal variations in food resources for shorebird species as well as latitudinal comparisons with other databases.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Tidal flats, ANE, France, Pertuis Charentais, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
ANE, France, Pertuis Charentais [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -1,229; MinLat: 45,8952 - MaxLong: -1,0757; MaxLat: 46,2895 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 2 February 2004 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Benthos abundance
Benthos biomass
Length of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Size frequencies

Université de La Rochelle; LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés - UMR 7266 (LIENSs)data creatordata creatordata owner
Philippe, Anne
Bocher, Pierrick
Plumejeaud-Perreau, Christine
Jourde, Jérôme
Pineau, Philippe
Lachaussée, Nicolas
Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage; Ferme de la Prée Mizottièredata creator
Joyeux, Emmanuel
Corre, Frédéric
Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Moëze-Olérondata creator
Delaporte, Philippe

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Based on this dataset
Quaintenne, G. et al. (2011). Scaling up ideals to freedom: are densities of red knots across western Europe consistent with ideal free distribution? Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 278(1719): 2728-2736.
Quaintenne, G. et al. (2010). Diet selection in a molluscivore shorebird across Western Europe: does it show short- or long-term intake rate-maximization? J. Anim. Ecol. 79(1): 53-62.
Compton, T.J. et al. (2009). Repeatable sediment associations of burrowing bivalves across six European tidal flat systems. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 87-98.
Bocher, P. et al. (2007). Site- and species-specific distribution patterns of molluscs at five intertidal soft-sediment areas in northwest Europe during a single winter. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 151(2): 577-594.
Describing this dataset
Philippe, A. et al. (2017). Building a database for long-term monitoring of benthic macrofauna in the Pertuis-Charentais (2004-2014). Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e10288.

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-10-18
Information last updated: 2016-10-19
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