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Data product numerical abundance of benthic macroinvertebrates in North Sea and Baltic Sea
Citation
Beauchard, Olivier, Herman, Peter M.J., Fernández-Bejarano, Salvador. 2021. Data product numerical abundance of benthic macroinvertebrates in North Sea and Baltic Sea. Integrated data products created under the European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Biology project (EASME/EMFF/2017/1.3.1.2/02/SI2.789013), funded by the by the European Union under Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
The data product on benthic living modes (Beauchard, 2018), was based on an extensive compilation of data on benthic abundance and biomass. However, this dataset was only present as a data file, without the underlying scripts to reproduce the result. With the present data product, we correct this procedural gap. This dataset differs in details from the file underlying the data product on living modes. Datasets were selected that were sufficiently similar in methods for sampling (either boxcore or grab), sampled surface (in the order of 0.1 square meter, although the exact value is variable - it can be found back in the data files) and sieves (1 mm and 0.5 mm sieves were included). For all datasets, abundance was either used directly from the given abundance in the dataset, or calculated from the given counts and area sampled.

Scope
Keywords:
Baltic Sea, Benthos, North Sea

Temporal coverage
1911 - 2016


Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
Benthic occurrences, habitat maps, and species traits, more
Previous version:
Distribution of benthic macroinvertebrate living modes in European seas, more


Data type: Data products
Metadatarecord created: 2021-01-26
Information last updated: 2021-03-05
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