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Macrodat database 1 (June 2004) [Macrodat databank 1 (Juni 2004)]

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MACRODAT is a database, which combines taxonomy, geography, biotic and abiotic data. MACRODAT contains a full compilation of all available macrobenthos data of the BCS and associated beaches from the year 1971 and for the periods 1976-1986 en 1994-2004. more

MACRODAT is a relational Access database (developed by Drs. Tim Deprez, SMB) and compiles data that were gathered in the framework of different research projects and PhD studies. Next to macrobenthic densities and species richness values, also sedimentological data are integrated in the database. The database covers the surface area of the BCS (and its associated beaches) almost entirely. For several stations temporal variation data for macrobenthic community parameters have been collected and these are integrated in the database as well. Most data are present for the period 1994-2004. Since recent years other parameters are measured and included as well (nutrients, pigments,…).

Biology, Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic communities, Macrobenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1976 - 1986
1994 - 2004

Granulometric variables
Macrobenthos density

Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator

Related datasets
Following version:
Macrodat database 2 (Nov 2004), more

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-06-09
Information last updated: 2013-12-04
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