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Infauna from seagrass meadows in the coastal Bulgarian Black Sea (2013-2014)
Klayn S, Karamfilov V (2021): Infauna from seagrass meadows in the coastal Bulgarian Black Sea (2013-2014). v1. Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER-BAS). Dataset/Samplingevent.
Contact: Klayn, Stefania

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Abundance (individuals/m2) and biomass (g/m2) of macrozoobenthic taxa from seagrass meadows along the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast (Burgas Bay), collected during field surveys of IBER-BAS in 2013-2014 as part of project PERSEUS. Due to the sampling method (hand corer), the dataset represents the infauna associated with the seagrasses. The dataset also contains measurements of several environmental parameters at the stations: sediment grain size (% gravel, sand, and silt/clay); sediment moisture content (%) and total organic matter (% loss on ignition); temperature and salinity of the water. more

PERSEUS is a research project that assesses the dual impact of human activity and natural pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas. PERSEUS merges natural and socio-economic sciences to predict the long-term effects of these pressures on marine ecosystems. The project aims to design an effective and innovative research governance framework, which will provide the basis for policymakers to turn back the tide on marine life degradation. Title : Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern EUropean Seas (PERSEUS) Funding: FP7-ENVIRONMENT - Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change) Grant agreement ID: 287600 Funding scheme: CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA) Study Area Description: Mediterranean and Black Seas Purpose : The data were collected to characterize the current diversity and community structure of macrozoobenthic communities associated with seagrasses in the Bulgarian Black Sea, and to test the sensitivity and performance of several uni- and multivariate zoobenthic indices commonly used in WFD/MSFD assessments in the Black Sea

Biology > Benthos > Macrobenthos, Biology > Benthos > Zoobenthos
Marine/Coastal, Abundance, Biomass, Burrowing organisms, Coastal zone, Community composition, Marine invertebrates, Sea grass, MED, Black Sea, Anthozoa, Bivalvia, Clitellata, Gastropoda, Insecta, Malacostraca, Polychaeta, Polyplacophora, Thecostraca, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2013 - 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Clitellata [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Polyplacophora [WoRMS]
Thecostraca [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Abundance, Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed, Biomass, Concentration of organic matter {total organic matter} per unit dry weight of sediment by gravimetric determination of loss on ignition, Practical salinity of the water body, Preserved wet weight of biological entity specified elsewhere, Proportion by dry weight of particles (<63um) in the sediment by wet sieving, drying and gravimetry, Proportion by dry weight of particles (>2000um) in the sediment by wet sieving, drying and gravimetry, Proportion by dry weight of particles (63-2000um) in the sediment, Temperature of the water body

Bulgarian Academy of Sciencesdata creator
Klayn, Stefania

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-08-25
Information last updated: 2021-08-25
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