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Nematoda and Copepoda from the Fal estuary
Somerfield, P.J. (1992). Nematoda and Copepoda from the Fal estuary (UK). Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK.
Contact: McEvoy, Andrea

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Fal nematode and copepode abundance and environmental data; samples from November and March, from 5 creeks (Restronguet, Mylor, Pill, St Just, Percuil) more

The Fal estuary system presented an ideal site for a natural experiment on the effects of long-term contamination by heavy metals on the meiofaunal communities of an intertidal mudflat, and the short-term effects of a spill of minewaters.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Brackish water, Experimental research, Intertidal flats, Meiobenthos, Nematode, ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Copepoda, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, England, Cornwall, Fal estuary [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -5,08; MinLat: 50,16 - MaxLong: -5; MaxLat: 50,2 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
November 1991

Taxonomic coverage
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Argon (Ar)
Cadmium (Cd)
Chromium (Cr)
Cobalt (Co)
Copepoda count
Copper (Cu)
Count of Nematoda
Iron (Fe)
Lead (Pb)
Manganese (Mn)
Nickel (Ni)
Organic carbon (OC)
Silt-clay percentage
Zinc (Zn)

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), moredata ownerdata creator
McEvoy, Andrea
Somerfield, Paul

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Based on this dataset
Somerfield, P.J.; Clarke, K.R. (1995). Taxonomic levels, in marine community studies, revisited. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 127: 113-119
Somerfield, P.J.; Gee, J.M.; Warwick, R.M. (1994). Benthic community structure in relation to an instantaneous discharge of waste water from a tin mine. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 28(6): 363-369
Somerfield, P.J.; Gee, J.M.; Warwick, R.M. (1994). Soft sediment meiofaunal community structure in relation to a long-term heavy metal gradient in the Fal estuary system. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 105(1-2): 79-88

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2006-01-17
Information last updated: 2007-11-21
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