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NIS NZK: GEANS NIS pilot - 2021 DNA-based spring and summer monitoring of eDNA/plankton/scrape sample by metabarcoding in the framework of the GEANS NIS pilot at Noordzeekanaal (NZK) by MAE-WUR.
Reindert Nijland; Marine Animal Ecology, Wageningen University; 2021; monitoring of artificial reefs and control sites in the Noordzeekanaal for NIS and general biodiversity.

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Notes: until publication

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 specifically aims for on the detection non-indigenous species (NIS), since accurate monitoring is a key prerequisite to limit the spread of NIS among harbours. Both eDNA, plankton and scrape samples were taken in harbors of the Noordzeekanaal, and 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 spring and summer monitoring of eDNA/plankton/scrape samples in the framework of the GEANS NIS pilot at NZK by in 2021.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Artificial reefs, Fish, Zooplankton, ANE: North Sea, North Sea Canal, Netherlands, North Sea, Animalia, Vertebrata

Geographical coverage
ANE: North Sea, North Sea Canal [Marine Regions]
Netherlands, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
October 2020 - September 2022

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Vertebrata [WoRMS]

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), moredata provider
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Marine Animal Ecology, moredata 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: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-03-25
Information last updated: 2021-06-04
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