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Biodiversity of marine benthic communities along ecological gradients

Dutch title: Biodiversiteit van marine benthische gemeenschappen langsheen ecologische gradiënten
Reference no: P102/12050398
Period: January 1998 till December 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Benthic communities; Benthos; Biodiversity; Food webs; Marine biology

Institutes (2)  Top 
  • Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), more
  • Ghent University; Faculty of Sciences; Biology Department; Laboratory of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology (PAE)
    • Vyverman, Wim, promotor

Objectives are

  1. To contribute to the inventarisation of the global biodiversity of marine benthic communities, including microbenthos, meiobenthos, macrobenthos, hyperbenthos and epibenthos.
  2. To investigate patterns in marine benthic biodiversity on different spatial scales along several ecological gradients.
  3. To investigate the relationships between biodiversity and various measures of system productivity and other environmental factors along several ecological gradients.
  4. To determine the partitioning of biodiversity between the different benthic compartments.
  5. To determine the relationship between food-web structure and biodiverisity of the benthos.
  6. To identify indicator taxa (species or species groups) to be used as target organisms (or groups of organisms) for comparision of global patterns of biodiversity.
  7. To investigate the relationship between phenotypical and genotypical of micro- and meiobenthic indicator taxa.

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