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TROPHOS/PODO-I work-database I (23/01/2004): Meiobenthos from station 330 - structural and funtional biodiversity on the Belgian Continental Shelf
Citable as data publication
Vanaverbeke, J. (1999). Nematodes from station 330: structural and functional biodiversity on the Belgian Continental Shelf. Ghent University, Department of Biology, Marine Biology Section (MARBIOL), Belgium. https://doi.org/10.14284/513

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The principle aim of this research was to investigate the morphometry of nematode communities as triggered by a phytoplankton spring bloom deposition in a well oxygenated North Sea sampling station. Length and width measurements are available together with densities. more

The response of nematode communities to the sedimentation of a spring phytoplankton bloom in a sandy, well-oxygenated sediment in the Southern North Sea is investigated from early March to July 1999) with monthly intervals. Both structural (nematode density, diversity, vertical distribution and community composition) and functional (feeding type distributions, number of species within feeding groups) characteristics were investigated. Vertical profiles of pigment concentrations in the water column were determined.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Continental shelf, Meiobenthic organisms, Meiobenthos, Nematoda, Phytoplankton, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) Stations [Marine Regions]
Coordinates: Long: 2,8083; Lat: 51,4333 [WGS84]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,8084; MinLat: 51,4335 - MaxLong: 2,8084; MaxLat: 51,4335 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
February 1999 - October 1999

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Ammonium (NH4+)
Chlorophyll a
Count of Nematoda
Median grain size
Nitrate (NO3-)
Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-)
Organic carbon (OC)
Phosphate (PO43-)
Redox potential
Silicon (Si)
Total nitrogen (N)

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creatordata managerdata owner

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
MANUELA: MANUELA Database, more
TROPHOS/PODO-I integrated database, more

Structural and functional biodiversity of North Sea ecosystems: species and their habitats as indicator for the sustainable management of the BCS, more

Based on this dataset
Vanaverbeke, J. et al. (2003). Changes in structural and functional diversity of nematode communities during a spring phytoplankton bloom in the Southern North Sea, in: Vanaverbeke, J. (2003). Structural and functional diversity of the meiobenthos on the Belgian Continental Shelf, with emphasis on nematode communities = Structurele en functionele diversiteit van het meiobenthos op het Belgisch Continentaal Plat, met nadruk op de nematodengemeenschappen. pp. 91-111, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-23
Information last updated: 2021-09-28
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