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Manipulative field experiment to study the predation by epibenthos on infaunal macrobenthos in a Ceriops tagal mangrove at Gazi Bay in 1992
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Garcia de Camargo M.; Vincx M.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB; Marine Biology Section, Zoology Institute. Ugent: Belgium; (2016): Manipulative field experiment to study the predation by epibenthos on infaunal macrobenthos in a Ceriops tagal mangrove at Gazi Bay in 1992. https://doi.org/10.14284/143
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Description
Abiotic and biotic parameters measured in a field experiment to investigate the effect of predation by epibenthos on infaunal macrobenthos of a Ceriops tagal tropical mangrove monthly sampled between August 1992 and December 1992. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Garcia de Camargo, M. (1995). Interactions between macrobenthic epifauna and infauna in a Ceriops tagal mangrove at Gazi Bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 64 pp. more

Completely screened cages were used to exclude large epibenthic predators and partial cages were used to control effect of caging on the sediment. Densities of macrobenthic taxa Oligochaeta, Amphipoda, Insecta larvae, Polychaeta and macro-Nematoda and a broad range of abiotic variables were followed in the surface layer (0-2 cm) over five months of caging. There was a significant exclusion effect on Tubificidae densities and chlorophyll concentration and a procedural effect on macro-Nematoda and inorganic mud.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Cage experiment, Epibenthos, Macrobenthos, Mangroves, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Ampelisca Krøyer, 1842, Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson, Enchytraeidae Vejdovský, 1879, Gastropoda, Insecta, Nematoda, Terebellidae Johnston, 1846, Tubificidae Vejdovský, 1884

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 August 1992 - 22 December 1992
Monthly

Taxonomic coverage
Ampelisca Krøyer, 1842 [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Enchytraeidae Vejdovský, 1879 [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Terebellidae Johnston, 1846 [WoRMS]
Tubificidae Vejdovský, 1884 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Benthos density, Chlorophyll a, Dissolved oxygen (O2), Fucoxanthine, Mud content, Particulate organic matter (POM), pH, Redox potential, Salinity, Sand fraction, Temperature, Total carbon (TC)

Contributors
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata creator Universiteit Hasselt; Centre for Environmental Sciences; Onderzoeksgroep Dierkunde: Biodiversiteit en Toxicologie (CMKDK), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME), moredata creator

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Publication
Based on this dataset:
Garcia de Camargo, M. (1995). Interactions between macrobenthic epifauna and infauna in a Ceriops tagal mangrove at Gazi Bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 64 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2015-07-14
Information last updated: 2016-05-12
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