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Macrodat database 2 (Nov 2004) [Macrodat databank 2 (Nov 2004)]
Citation
Degraer, S., G. Van Hoey, W. Willems, J. Speybroeck & M. Vincx, 2003: MacroDat Belgium. Macrobenthic data from the Belgian part of the North Sea from 1976 onwards. Ghent University, Biology Department, Marine Biology Section, Belgium

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Description
MACRODAT is a database, which combines taxonomy, geography, biotic and abiotic data. MACRODAT contains a full compilation of all available macrobenthos data of the BCS and associated beaches from the year 1971 and for the periods 1976-1986 en 1994-2004. more

MACRODAT is a relational Access database (developed by Drs. Tim Deprez, SMB) and compiles data that were gathered in the framework of different research projects and PhD studies. Next to macrobenthic densities and species richness values, also sedimentological data are integrated in the database. The database covers the surface area of the BCS (and its associated beaches) almost entirely. For several stations temporal variation data for macrobenthic community parameters have been collected and these are integrated in the database as well. Most data are present for the period 1994-2004. Since recent years other parameters are measured and included as well (nutrients, pigments,…).

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Benthic communities, Macrobenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1971
1976 - 1986
1994 - 2004

Parameters
Granulometric variables, Length, Macrobenthos density, Median grain size, Nutrients, Organic matter (OM), Pigment analysis

Contributors
Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creatordata managerdatabase developer

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
Macroben: Macroben database (Marbef Theme 1 workshop), more
Previous version:
Macrodat database 1 (June 2004), more
Following version:
Macrodat database 3 (Dec 2006), more

Project
MAREBASSE: Management research and budgeting of aggregates in shelf seas related to end-users, more
MONAY: Monitoring Natuurherstel Ijzermonding. Monitoring van herstel van vegetatie, flora, invertebraten- en avifauna van de slikken, schorren en duinen langs de Ijzermonding, na ontmanteling van de oude Marinebasis te Lombardsijde

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Speybroeck, J. et al. (2005). Biologische evaluatie van elf strandzones langs de Vlaamse kust - B.E.S.T.: Eindrapport. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud/KBIN/Universiteit Gent: Gent. 181, tab., fig., maps pp.
Van Hoey, G. et al. (2005). Small- to large-scale geographical patterns within the macrobenthic Abra alba community. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 64(4): 751-763. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2005.03.022
Van Hoey, G. et al. (2006). Small- to large-scale geographical patterns within the macrobenthic Abra alba community, in: Van Hoey, G. (2006). Spatio-temporal variability within the macrobenthic Abra alba community, with emphasis on the structuring role of Lanice conchilega = Ruimtelijke en temporele variabiliteit binnen de macrobenthische Abra alba gemeenschap met nadruk op de structurerende rol van Lanice conchilega. pp. 57-74
Van Hoey, G. et al. (2007). Temporal variability in the Abra alba community determined by global and local events J. Sea Res. 58(2): 144-155. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2007.02.007
Used in this dataset:
Van Hoey, G. (2000). Benthisch-pelagische koppeling: structurele en functionele respons van het macrobenthos van twee stations in de Noordzee. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Mariene Biologie. Instituut voor Dierkunde. Vakgroep Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie: Gent. 125 pp.
Degraer, S. et al. (1999). Community structure and intertidal zonation of the macrobenthos on a macrotidal, ultra-dissipative sandy beach: summer-winter comparison. Estuaries 22(3B): 742-752
Degraer, S. et al. (1999). Community structure and intertidal zonation of the macrobenthos on a macrotidal, ultra-dissipative sandy beach: summer-winter comparison, in: Degraer, S. (1999). Macrobenthos of shallow marine habitats (Belgian coast) and its use in coastal zone management = Het macrobenthos van ondiepe mariene habitats (de Belgische kust) en het belang voor het beheer van de kustzone. pp. 97-112
Degraer, S. et al. (1998). Community structure of the macrobenthos of an important Belgian wintering area for the Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra). Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 65: 136-137
Degraer, S. et al. (1998). Community structure of the macrobenthos of an important Belgian wintering area for the Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra), in: Beeckman, T. et al. (Ed.) (1998). Populations: Natural and Manipulated, Symposium organized by the Royal Society of Natural Sciences Dodonaea, University of Gent, 29 October 1997. Biologisch Jaarboek (Dodonaea), 65: pp. 136-137
Volckaert, A.M. (1998). Het macrobenthos van de intergetijdenzone van de Vlaamse stranden. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent.
Van Steen, E. (1978). Het macrobenthos van een overwinteringsgebied van Melanitta nigra (Linné) voor de Belgische kust. MSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Faculteit der Wetenschappen: Gent. 49 + figuren pp.
Van Hoey, G. et al. (2004). Macrobenthic community structure of soft-bottom sediments at the Belgian Continental Shelf. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 59(4): 599-613. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2003.11.005, more
Van Hoey, G. et al. (2006). Macrobenthic community structure of soft-bottom sediments at the Belgian Continental Shelf, in: Van Hoey, G. (2006). Spatio-temporal variability within the macrobenthic Abra alba community, with emphasis on the structuring role of Lanice conchilega = Ruimtelijke en temporele variabiliteit binnen de macrobenthische Abra alba gemeenschap met nadruk op de structurerende rol van Lanice conchilega. pp. 37-56, more
Degraer, S. (1999). Macrobenthos of shallow marine habitats (Belgian coast) and its use in coastal zone management = Het macrobenthos van ondiepe mariene habitats (de Belgische kust) en het belang voor het beheer van de kustzone. PhD Thesis. University of Gent, Zoology Institute, Marine Biology Section: Gent. IV, 158 pp.
Rappé, G. (1978). Studie van het macrobenthos van de zandbanken Kwinte Bank en Buiten Ratel. BSc Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Gent: Gent. 74, 19 tables, 19 figures pp.

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2005-11-24
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
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