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Comparative study of the hyperbenthos of three European estuaries
Mees, J.; Fockedey, N.; Hamerlynck, O. (1995). Comparative study of the hyperbenthos of three European estuaries, in: Heip, C.H.R. et al. (Ed.) Major biological processes in European tidal estuaries. Developments in Hydrobiology, 110: pp. 153-174
In: Heip, C.H.R.; Herman, P.M.J. (Ed.) (1995). Major biological processes in European tidal estuaries. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, vol. 311(1-3). Developments in Hydrobiology, 110. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 0-7923-3699-2. VII, 266 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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Keywords
    Aquatic communities > Benthos > Zoobenthos
    Comparative studies
    Composition > Community composition
    Distribution > Ecological distribution
    Gradients > Salinity gradients
    Population characteristics > Biomass
    Population characteristics > Population density
    Sampling > Biological sampling
    Water bodies > Coastal waters > Coastal landforms > Coastal inlets > Estuaries
    Mysidacea [WoRMS]
    ANE, Ems Estuary [Marine Regions]; ANE, France, Gironde Estuary [Marine Regions]; ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
    Marine
Author keywords
    HYPERBENTHOS; ESTUARY; MYSIDACEA; MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS; WESTERSCHELDE;GIRONDE; EEMS

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Abstract
    The hyperbenthic fauna of the subtidal channels of the Eems (N. Netherlands), Westerschelde (S.W. Netherlands), and Gironde (S.W. France) estuaries was sampled within a 15-day period in summer 1991. In each estuary, quantitative samples were taken at regularly spaced stations covering the entire salinity gradient from marine conditions at the mouth to nearly freshwater conditions upstream. The diversity of the samples and the distribution of the species along the main estuarine gradients were assessed. Hyperbenthic communities were identified using different multivariate statistical techniques. The species composition and the density and biomass of the dominant species of each community were compared among communities.

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  • Ecological hyperbenthic data of the Scheldt estuary: historical data (1988-2001), more

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