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Distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate living modes in European seas
Citable as data publication
Beauchard, O.; Troupin, C.; (2018): Distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate living modes in European seas. Marine Data Archive.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This series of products displays the main functional types of benthic macroinvertebrates derived from a multivariate analysis of 13 life history traits. Several occurrence lists from EMODnet Biology were combined. A multivariate analysis of the life history traits revealed three main living modes. All final outcomes were interpolated by DIVAnd, the n-dimensional Data Interpolating Variational Analysis tool. more

The first living mode one comprises species resistant to physical stress in natural conditions through a strong mobility, a short life cycle and a high offspring survival probability. The second one is composed of opportunistic species, also with a relatively short life span, among which many are pioneer species which are not very habitat-specific. The third group is composed of species which require many years or even decades to achieve.
DIVAnd version 2.1.0 was used to interpolate the observations to maps:
Alexander Barth. (2018, September 3). Gher-ulg/DIVAnd.jl: v2.1.0 (Version v2.1.0). Zenodo.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Analysis, Interpolation, ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf

Geographical coverage
ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]

Benthos abundance

Université de Liège (ULG), moredata creator

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Following version:
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Based on this dataset
Beauchard, O. et al. (2017). The use of multiple biological traits in marine community ecology and its potential in ecological indicator development. Ecol. Indic. 76: 81-96., more
Barth, A. et al. (2014). divand-1.0: n-dimensional variational data analysis for ocean observations. Geosci. Model Dev. 7(1): 225-241., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data products
Metadatarecord created: 2019-01-21
Information last updated: 2022-08-01
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