Distribution and structure of macrobenthic fauna in the eastern Laptev Sea in relation to environmental factors
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Summary
Abstract: The Laptev Sea still ranks among the less known regions of the world???s ocean. Here, we describe the distribution and composition of macrobenthic communities of the eastern shelf and identify key environmental control factors. Samples were collected from dredge catches carried out at 11 stations at depths between 17 and 44 m in August/September 1993 during the TRANSDRIFT I cruise of the Russian R/V ... View entire text

Purpose: The objectives of this study are to (1) describe the macrobenthic distribution patterns in the eastern Laptev Sea, (2) delineate macrobenthic communities by means of multivariate statistics and (3) identify key environmental factors controlling the distribution and composition of macrobenthic fauna.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.81   S: 64.08   E: -139.69   W: -169.87

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matthias Steffens
Dataset Title: Distribution and structure of macrobenthic fauna in the eastern Laptev Sea in relation to environmental factors
Dataset Series Name: Polar Biology
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Issue Identification: 29(10):837-848
Other Citation Details: this publication is part of an EThesis
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-08-16
Stop Date: 1993-09-08
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The catchability of the used dredge is not known. The mesh size of the dredge was 5mm. The total catch was processed.



LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The same procedures were used at all sites; findings should be consistent.



COMPLETENESS REPORT: The total catch including all taxa was processed (5 replicates at each of the 3 sites).


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Institut fuer Meereskunde, University of Kiel, Germany Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ifm-geomar.de/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MATTHIAS STEFFENS
Email: msteffens at ipoe.uni-kiel.de
Contact Address:
Institute for Polar Ecology, Kiel University, Germany
Wischhofstr. 1???3, Building 12
Country: Germany
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Distribution Format: EXCEL
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: msteffens at ipoe.uni-kiel.de
Contact Address:
Institute for Polar Ecology, Kiel University, Germany
Wischhofstr. 1???3, Building 12
Country: Germany
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Publications/References
Graham, C. H., S. Ferrier, F. Huettmann, C. Moritz and A.T. Peterson 2004 New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:497-503 Polar Biology 28: 218-231

Steffens, M; Piepenburg, D; Schmid, M. K. 2006 Distribution and structure of macrobenthic fauna in the eastern Laptev Sea in relation to environmental factors. Polar Biology 29(10):837-848
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-01-21
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