NIOZ Wadden Sea Macrozoobenthos Balgzand 1971-present
CitationNIOZ Wadden Sea Macrozoobenthos Balgzand 1971-present. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Metadata Dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/txbd2f accessed via GBIF.org on 2017-08-18.
DescriptionIn the late 1960-ties work on the productivity of intertidal benthos at Balgzand was started at NIOZ and this has resulted of a continuous series of benthos density and biomass data on a number of transects in late winter and late summer until present. In order to study the variability in impact of epibenthic predators on especially newly-settled bivalves, in 1983 a series of observations of densities of juvenile epibenthic predators (shrimps and shore crabs) was started on 3 locations, in 1998 extended to 5 locations at Balgzand and still running. As a result of the first inventory a bi-annual sampling programme (late winter/late summer) at three transects was started in 1989 in the Marsdiep tidal basin in the framework of the RWS BIOMON monitoring and carried out by NIOZ until recently.
ContactsHenk W. Van der Veer
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