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Specific diversity data of macrobenthic communities in the "Pierre Noire" study site in the English Channel from 1977 on

Latest version published on Jul 2, 2019
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The experiment was designed to study long-term changes in communities strucutre in response to global change (climatic change) and local anthropogenis pressures (e.g. eutrophication). Fine sand macrobenthic communities are monitored two to five times a year at the "Pierre Noire" site. The different parameters wich are measured are (1) total and specific abundances, (2) specific richness

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 840 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    840
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    42676
  • Occurrence 
    40996

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 840 records in English (711 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Houbin C, Thiebaut E, Hoebeke M (2018): Study of specific diversity of macrobenthic communities in the "Pierre Noire" site. Station Biologique de Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.21411/kfms-pq29

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Sampling_event; biodiversity; benthic community; macrofauna; abundance of marine invertebrates

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Celine Houbin
Engineer
Station Biologique Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS
Eric Thiebaut
Professor
Station Biologique Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS
Mark Hoebeke
Engineer
Station Biologique Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Celine Houbin
Ingeneer
Station Biologique Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS

Who filled in the metadata:

Céline HOUBIN
Engineer
Station Biologique Roscoff - Sorbonne Université-CNRS

Who else was associated with the resource:

User

Geographic Coverage

Pierre Noire : http://marineregions.org/mrgid/5370

Bounding Coordinates South West [48.708, -3.866], North East [48.708, -3.866]

Taxonomic Coverage

Identification at species level of all phyla of soft-bottom benthic macrofauna (molluscs, polychaetes, echinoderms, crustaceans, etc….)

Phylum  Mollusca,  Echinoderma
Class  Polychaeta,  Crustacea

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1977 - present day

Sampling Methods

Macrofauna is sampled using a Smith McIntyre grab covering a surface of 0.1 m2. Ten replicates are collected at each sampling date.

Study Extent Fine sand macrobenthic communities long-term monitoring in Pierre Noire site (Bay of Morlaix - France).

Method step description:

  1. After collection, the sediment was sieved (1 mm circular mesh) and the retained material is fixed with 10 % neutralized formalin prior to analysis in the lab. In the laboratory, organisms are sorted, identified to species level and stored in a 70% ethanol solution.