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The aim of this study was to describe the gradient of the benthic algal vegetation along the coast of Berufjördur, with focus on the influence of salinity and substrate configuration on the zonation patterns and the leading algal associations. Additionally, attention was paid to the differences between the main algal zones on sheltered versus exposed sites of rocky formations.
Data were collected as part of the project “Distribution, use and conservation of the botanical heritage of the Northern Coast of Portugal: a sustainable development approach for a (future) ‘Natura 2000’ site”. The general aim of the data collection was to characterise the macroalgal community composition and variability in rock pools along the northwest coast of Portugal.
This experimental research in glacial Kongsfjorden (Spitzbergen) investigates the long term colonisation capacities of Arctic soft bottom meiofauna.
The general goal of this study was to test if assemblages of algae and invertebrates of rocky shores next to marinas are different in taxon composition and abundance compared to reference shores far away from this source of disturbance.
Data resulted from a series of microcosm experiments designed to examine the differential response of estuarine nematode assemblages
This dataset contains macrozoobenthos data from the southeastern North Sea from 2000.
This experimental laboratory study assessed the effects of different levels of paint-derived TBT, and different modes of exposure, on estuarine nematodes.
The dataset comprises data on the substrate type, temperature, salinity and benthos from 77 samples colected in 3 fixed points (P1 - 44.2357 Lat. N, 28.6288 Long. E, depth - 1.5 m; P2 - 44.2388 Lat. N, 28.6363 Long. E, depth - 4.5 m; P3 - 44.2416 Lat. N, 28.6447 Long. E, depth - 8 m) in the period 20.10 1959 - 2.11.1961, in Mamaia sector (Constanta, Romanian Black Sea Coast). The sediment samples were taken with a Van-Veen grab, the sampling size of the first 28 samples was - 0.1 m2, while for the rest of 29 - 77 samples it was 0.05 m2.. The samples have been preserved with 10% buffered formalin, then sieved through a 1 and 0.25 mm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. The database comprises taxonomic and quantitative data (individuals count, density and wet weight biomass per square meter) for 30 macrobenthic species and 6 supraspecific groups.
Benthic macrophyte samples were collected from 51 sites along the Slovenian rocky coast. The aim of the study was three-fold: (1) to select sampling points for a surveillance monitoring programme, (2) to confirm water body boundaries proposed by the Slovenian Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and (3) to assess the preliminary Ecological Status Classes (ESC) within the European Water Framework Directory.
This dataset was the first of its kind, making use of simplified ecosystem models or so-called microcosms to examine the effects of different frequencies of physical disturbances on meiofaunal communities.