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Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop)
Citation
MarBEF (2005). Macroben, an integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves. http://www.vliz.be/imis/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=631

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Description
The Macroben database is compiled and will be used within the Marbef Theme 1 framework. more

The data from the Oslo database is further expanded with 24 new datasets into the second version of the database. The second version of this database has a completely different structure. The basic structure of the new database (Macroben database) consists mainly out of four tables: dr (distribution records); tu (taxonomy), stations, abiotic readings and meta. The database contains at the moment 458,424 distribution records, 11,358 different taxa, 22,046 stations and 40,766 abiotic readings. Depth is available for 403,576 distribution records (88%). Different tools such as export data, preliminary analysis, calculation of indexes and calculation of gridcells are available.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthic fauna, Biogeography, Macrobenthos, ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf, Animalia, Fungi, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1935 - 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Parameters
Biomass, Count, Depth, Granulometric variables, Physicochemical environmental variables

Contributors
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), moredata creatordatabase developer

Related datasets
Source datasets:
70 samples data of Kiel Bay, more
Aegean Polychaetes, more
Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos, more
Bay of Puck dataset, more
Benthic Quality Index values for European macrobenthos species, more
Benthos Cretan Continental Shelf, more
Benthos Gironde Estuary, more
Biocean, more
Biodiversity monitoring, Oslofjord, more
BIS dataset of the south-western part of Netherlands (1985-2004), more
Fauna Bentonica, more
Gulf of Gdansk, more
IOW Macrozoobenthos monitoring Baltic Sea (1980-2005), more
Karakassis dataset (Cretan shelf), more
Kongsfjorden/Spitsbergen - soft bottom fauna, more
LBMRev, more
Macrodat database 2 (Nov 2004), more
Macrofauna Bahia de Blanes, more
Marine sites, habitats and species data collected during the BioMar survey of Ireland., more
N3 data of Kiel bay, more
National Marine Monitoring Programme data set, more
NSBS: North Sea Benthos Survey, more
Occhipinti dataset, more
Oslo database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more
Oslofjord 93-94, more
Oslofjord 96-97, more
Plymouth sound dataset. Soft sediment macrobenthos from the Plymouth Sound from 1995, more
Polish Arctic Marine Programme, more
REDIT 1, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Arvanitidis, C. et al. (2009). Biological geography of the European seas: results from the MacroBen database. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 265-278. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07955, more
Renaud, P.E. et al. (2009). Continental-scale patterns in benthic invertebrate diversity: insights from the MacroBen database. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 239-252. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07963, more
Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (2009). MacroBen integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves: a tool for large-scale analysis across Europe. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 382: 225-238. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps07826, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2005-11-23
Information last updated: 2013-12-13
All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy


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