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Spatial distribution of meiobenthos in the Voordelta (October 1988)
Citable as data publication
Jian L.; Heip C.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB: Belgium; Delta Institute for Hydrobiological Research: The Netherlands; (2017): Spatial distribution of meiobenthos in the Voordelta (October 1988). https://doi.org/10.14284/275
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Description
Meiofauna composition and overview of nematoda genera found in Grevelingen and the Oosterschelde area on 17 and 19 October 1988. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Jian, L. (1989). The study in the spatial distribution of meiobenthos in the Voordelta (the Southern Bight of the North Sea). MSc Thesis. VUB: Yerseke. 77 pp. more

Samples were taken on six stations from two areas (Grevelingen and Oosterschelde area) in the Voordelta (Southern Bight of the North Sea). At each station, three boxes corer (14.7cm diam.) were taken and out of each box corer, three replicate cores (2.4 cm diam.) were randomly taken (total of 54 core samples to be analysed). From each sample, meiofauna composition (densities of the 16 higher taxa encountered) and nematode genera (up to 65 in this study) have been determined.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Meiobenthos, Nematode diversity, Spatial distribution, ANE, Netherlands, Grevelingen L., ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde, ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta, Amphipoda, Bivalvia, Crustacea, Cumacea, Gastrotricha, Harpacticoida, Hydrozoa, Isopoda, Nematoda, Oligochaeta, Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Protozoa, Tanaidacea, Tardigrada, Turbellaria

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Grevelingen L. [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
17 October 1988 - 19 October 1988

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Cumacea [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Harpacticoida [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Oligochaeta [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]
Tanaidacea [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Turbellaria [WoRMS]

Parameters
Count of Nematoda, Meiobenthos density

Contributors
Delta Institute for Hydrobiological Research, moredata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset
Jian, L. (1989). The study in the spatial distribution of meiobenthos in the Voordelta (the Southern Bight of the North Sea). MSc Thesis. VUB: Yerseke. 77 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-05-16
Information last updated: 2017-02-27
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