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DefRek: Defaunation-Recolonisation of a benthic community in the Western Scheldt [Defaunatie-rekolonisatie van een benthische gemeenschap In de Westerschelde]
Montserrat F., Herman P. 2005: Defaunation-Recolonisation of a benthic community. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

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In march-december 2005 a field experiment was conducted by the project partners (NIOO-CEME and Ghent University) in which extreme changes in the benthic community were related to changes in sedimentary characteristics

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Brackish water, Benthos, Ecosystem functioning, Sediments, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vaarwater langs Paulina Polder, ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bacillariophyceae, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Vaarwater langs Paulina Polder Stations [Marine Regions]
Paulinapolder 1
Coordinates: Long: 3,7138; Lat: 51,3564 [WGS84]
Paulinapolder 2
Coordinates: Long: 3,7141; Lat: 51,3564 [WGS84]
Paulinapolder 3
Coordinates: Long: 3,7138; Lat: 51,3567 [WGS84]
Paulinapolder 4
Coordinates: Long: 3,7139; Lat: 51,3565 [WGS84]
Paulinapolder 5
Coordinates: Long: 3,7141; Lat: 51,3566 [WGS84]
Paulinapolder 6
Coordinates: Long: 3,7142; Lat: 51,3565 [WGS84]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
March 2005 - December 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]

, 19'-Butanoyloxyfucoxanthin, 19'-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin, Alloxanthin, Alpha-Carotene, Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll a + allomer/isomer chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Chlorophyll c1+2, Coarse sand fraction; PHI 1 - 0; 500-1000 mu, D10 percentile for grainsize (Malvern), D90 percentile for grainsize (Malvern), Diadinoxanthin, Diatoxanthin, Fine sand fraction; PHI 3 - 2; 125-250 mu, Fucoxanthin, Lutein, Macrobenthos density, Median grainsize D50 from Malvern in mu, Median grainsize D50 from Malvern in PHI, Medium sand fraction; PHI 2 - 1; 250-500 mu, Neoxanthin, Peridinin, Phaeophorbide a, Phaeophytin a, Silt % < 2 mu, Silt % < 4 mu, Silt % < 8 mu, Silt % <16 mu, Silt % <50 mu, Silt % <63 mu; PHI > 4, Silt% < 32 mu; PHI > 5, Specific surface area, Standard deviation, Sum Phaeophorbide's a, Sum Phaeophytin's a, Very Fine sand fraction; PHI 4 - 3; 63-125 mu, Violaxanthin, Zeaxanthin

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata owner

ECOMORPH: Eco-morphology of estuaries and tidal lagoons, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2007-04-12
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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