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SBS BPNS RT: GEANS SBS pilot - 2020 DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of the ringtest at BPNS by WUR
Doorenspleet, K.; Nijland, R. (2020) DNA based soft bottom monitoring of sediment in the framework of ringtest at the Belgian North Sea by WUR

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Traditional monitoring techniques for ecosystem monitoring identifying are currently time consuming and expensive. By applying DNA-based techniques, GEANS aims to reduce time and costs, and make species identification more accurate. Pilot studies take a central role in proving these advantages. Among the pilot studies, one focuses on soft-bottom monitoring of macrobenthos. Samples were taken at the Northern part of the Belgian North Sea, analysed through metabarcoding and results were compared with traditional monitoring techniques in order to demonstrate the improvement of applying novel techniques. This data is the result of DNA based soft bottom monitoring of sediment samples in the framework of the robustness of the ring test at the northern part of the Belgian North Sea by Wageningen University in 2020.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Genetic, Belgium, North Sea, Annelida, Arthropoda, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca

Geographical coverage
Belgium, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
September 2017 - October 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), moredata creatordata provider

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
GEANS Data: Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region, more

GEANS: Genetic Tools for Ecosystem Health Assessment in the North Sea Region, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2021-01-14
Information last updated: 2021-03-24
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