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Nematode biodiversity data from the North Sea Benthos Survey
Heip C. 1986: Nematodes from the NSBS. Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at

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All nematode data from the North Sea Benthos Survey (NSBS) were compiled in a smaller dataset. more

The NSBS was carried out in 1986 as an activity of the Benthos Ecology Working Group of ICES. Benthic samples were taken in a standardised way, on a regular grid covering the whole of the North Sea, and analysed by scientists from 10 laboratories. Extensive work was done to standardise taxonomy and identifications across the different laboratories. A total of just over 1 000 species were reported from 235 stations. Most research however was focused on macrobenthos, while only limited research was done for meiobenthos.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Biological surveys, Data, Marine Genomics, Meiobenthos, Meiofauna, Nematoda, Nematode, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, North Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -2,5016; MinLat: 51,7492 - MaxLong: 7,9986; MaxLat: 57,9994 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
Not relevant

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]

Granulometric variables
Kurtosis (0.4-900 µm)
Skewness (0.4-900 µm)
Sorting coefficient
Tidal stress
Water temperature
Wave stress

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
MANUELA: MANUELA Database, more
Source dataset:
NSBS: North Sea Benthos Survey, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2006-06-21
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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