MANUELA Database (EUROBIS)Entry ID: Eurobis_976
Abstract: This dataset is the result of the integration of more than 80 smaller datasets, collected under the MarBEF European Network of Excellence. It contains information information on meiobenthos in general and nematodes and copepods more specifically. There is also a lot of information available on environmental variables, as information on feeding types of nematodes and biometric data. All these data ... will be analysed together, in order to reveal any ecological and latitudinal aspects in the biodiversity of meiobenthic diversity in general and nematode biodiversity more specific.
This comprehensive dataset will also serve as the basis for future updates of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS). By adding ecological and geographical information, a first large-scale analysis of the nematode communities in European marine waters can be performed, aimed at
-assessing large-scale meiobenthic biodiversity patterns in European marine waters
-identifying the structuring factors of meiobenthic assemblages on a large geographical scale vs. the importance of locally varying variables within habitat type or limited geographical area
-assessing the role of anthropogenic drivers (e.g. various types of disturbance) for differences in large-scale meiobenthic distribution patterns
-testing the performance of functional attributes of nematode assemblages in assessing the potential effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances on benthic systems
-gaining insight in meiobenthic species assembly rules to increase the understanding of the high diversity within the meiofaunal taxa.
[ Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted from the MarBEF Data System at http://www.marbef.org/data/eurobisproviders.php ]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vanaverbeke, Jan
Dataset Title: MANUELA DatabaseOnline Resource: http://www.marbef.org/
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at vliz.be
Email: bartv at vliz.be
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) Wandelaarkaai 7
Phone: +32-(0)9-264 85 30
Fax: +32 (0)9-264 85 98
Email: jan.vanaverbeke at ugent.be
Afdeling Mariene Biologie Campus De Sterre, s8 Krijgslaan 281
Postal Code: 9000
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-09