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BIOMAERL.Maerl Biodiversity.Functional Structure And Antropogenic Impacts (1996-1998).

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Dec 10, 2018 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

In this study, performed under the LifeWatchGreece infrastructure, are presented preliminary results from the digitization of biodiversity data from various sampling expeditions carried out from 1996 to 1999. The main purposes of the project were to examine the biodiversity of mäerl habitats in European seas, assess the anthropogenic impacts and develop conservation strategies for European mäerl beds. Twelve sampling sites were selected. Six of them were subjected to anthropogenic impacts and the other six represented pristine conditions as far as possible. Overall, 4127 records of marine biota were digitized belonging to phyla of the kingdoms Bacteria, Plantae, Chromista and Animalia.

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 12 records. 1 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)
    12
  • Occurrence 
    4127

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hall-Spencer J.,Grall J., Gerovasileiou V.,Mavraki D.,Paranou P., Baily N.,Nikolopoulou S.,(2018): BIOMAERL.Maerl Biodiversity.Functional Structure And Antropogenic Impacts (1996-1998).Hellenic Center for Marine Research.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7ba26ff7-d8cb-4d95-912c-38cd8223c983.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

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Metadata

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jason Hall-Spencer
Professor of Marine Biology
School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Room 406, Davy Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA Plymmouth GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jason Hall-Spencer
Professor of Marine Biology
School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering) Room 406, Davy Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA Plymmouth GB
Jacques Grall
University of Brest

Who filled in the metadata:

Panagiota Paranou - Lioliou
Data manager
Hellenic Research for Marine Research Heraklion, Crete GR
Stamatina Nikolopoulou
Data manager
Hellenic Research for Marine Research Agios Kosmas, Athens GR

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Vasilis GEROVASILEIOU
post doc
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR 2810337740
http://www.imbbc.hcmr.gr/
Curator
Dimitra MAVRAKI
Data manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337740
http://www.imbbc.hcmr.gr/
Custodian Steward
Stamatina NIKOLOPOULOU
data manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research 71500 Athens Attiki GR +302109856714

Geographic Coverage

Twelve stations-control,impacted:UAC,UAI,UKC,UKI,UBBC,UBBI,UBGC,UBGI,UMC,UMI,USC,USI.

Bounding Coordinates South West [34.958, -19.424], North East [59.4, 23.555]

Taxonomic Coverage

Annelida Arthropoda Brachiopoda Bryozoa Cephalorhyncha Chaetognatha Chlorophyta Chordata Cnidaria Ctenophora Cyanobacteria Echinodermata Echiura Entoprocta Mollusca Nematoda Nemertea Ochrophyta Phoronida Platyhelminthes Porifera Rhodophyta Sipuncula Tracheophyta

Kingdom  Bacteria,  Chromista,  Plantae,  Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1996-02-12 / 1998-11-17

Sampling Methods

The sampling equipment and the methods used were the following: beam trawls, scallop dredges, Naturalist's dredges, ring dredges, bucket dredges, van Veen grabs, Day grabs, Jonasson & Olausson box cores, Senckenberg box cores, hand-held cores, air-lifting, resin cast cores, resin cast burrows, video from a Remote Operated Vehicle, 1m2 quadrats, SCUBA, AQUAREVE dredges, Reineck box cores and Smith-Mclntyre grabs, water samples,Rallier du Baty samples, vertical sampler cores, hand vane testers, plankton nets, Secchi disc

Study Extent The dataset includes an inventory of records of 253 sampling expeditions during 1996 -1998 period. In total, 12 sampling sites from UK, France, Malta and Spain were selected, from which half of them were corresponded to affected locations and the rest to reference locations.
Quality Control All records were digitized and species names were cross-checked and taxonomically updated using the Taxon Match tool “World Register of Marine Species” (http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=match).

Method step description:

  1. 12 sapmpling stations.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7ba26ff7-d8cb-4d95-912c-38cd8223c983
http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=biomaerl