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Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments September 2007/ June 2008 - Westbanks [Benthische diversiteit en ecosysteemfunctie: experimenten September 2007/Juni 2008 - Westbanks]
Braekman U., Vincx M., Soetaert K. 2008: Benthic diversity and ecosystem functioning: experiments September 2007/June 2008 - Westbanks. Marine Biology Section, Ugent, SSD -Belgian Science Policy, Belgium; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, NIOO-Netherlands

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

Microcosm experiments were carried out to test for the relationship between macrofaunal species diversity and density on ecoystem functioning. This database contains the results of the experiments.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Benthos, Biodiversity, Microcosms, Netherlands, Yerseke, Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802), Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766), Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818

Geographical coverage
Netherlands, Yerseke [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
June 2007
June 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Abra alba (W. Wood, 1802) [WoRMS]
Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]
Nephtys hombergii Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 [WoRMS]

Biota density, Burrowing activity, Denitrification, Irrigation activity Methodology , Nutrients, Oxygen (O) flux Methodology , Sediment respiration
Irrigation activity: Fluorescence
Oxygen (O) flux: Electrode

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
PROJECT DATA: WESTBANKS integrated database (2007-2010), more

WESTBANKS: Understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: lab experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2007-05-10
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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