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Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments February 2007/2008 - Westbanks [Benthische diversiteit en ecosysteemfunctie: experimenten Februari 2007/2008 - Westbanks]
Braekman U., Vincx M., Soetaert K. 2008: Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments February 2007/2008 - Westbanks. Marine Biology Section, Ugent, Belgium; SSD - Belgian Science Policy, Belgium; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, NIOO, Netherlands .

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Microcosm experiments were carried out to test for the relationship between macrofaunal species diversity and density on ecoystem functioning. This database contains the results of the experiments.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Marine, Benthos, Biodiversity, Ecosystem functioning, Microcosms, Netherlands, Yerseke, Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818

Geographical coverage
Netherlands, Yerseke [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
February 2007
February 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]

Biota density, Burrowing activity, Denitrification, Irrigation activity Methodology , Oxygen (O) flux Methodology , Sediment respiration
Irrigation activity: Fluorescence
Oxygen (O) flux: Electrode

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner
Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), more

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Parent dataset:
PROJECT DATA: WESTBANKS integrated database (2007-2010)

WESTBANKS: Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-09
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy

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