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SBS FFHD: GEANS SBS pilot - 2020 DNA based soft bottom monitoring of macrobenthos in the framework of Flora Fauna Habitat Directive (FFHD) by Senckenberg
Martinez Arbizu; 2021; Flora Fauna Habitat Directive case study

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One of the case studies of the soft-bottom monitoring of macrobenthos pilot study is the Flora Fauna Habitat Directive (FFHD) case study. The FFHD case study takes place in the Wadden Sea (North Sea). SGN in collaboration with the German stakeholder LKN.SH has completed a field expedition (May 2020) in the FFD monitoring location were 36 stations were sampled in various soft-bottom habitats. In each station 3 van Veen grab samples were taken together with plankton samples. Following the sampling the samples were morphological identified while later were genetically processed (metabarcoded). Additionally the alcohol for each sample was used for studying the e-DNA (traces of animals in the alcohol). This will allow the comparison of traditional monitoring methods (morphology) with novel genetic methods (metabarcoding and eDNA),

Biology, Biology > Benthos > Macrobenthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, COI, Habitat, Marine, ANE, Germany, German part of the North Sea,

Geographical coverage
ANE, Germany, German part of the North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 March 2019 - 28 February 2022

Taxonomic coverage

Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata providerdata creator

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: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2021-03-24
Information last updated: 2021-05-20
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