European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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Data set name

Seaweeds of the British Isles (1966-)

Data holding centreUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1966 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

British Isles, especially along the south coast of England

Observations 
Parameters

Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Macroalgae generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

Many collections of seaweeds have been made around the British Isles, from the Channel Islands to the Shetlands, for over 20 years. Main study areas have included Dorset, Isle of Wight and Solent area. Local attention has been paid to algal introductions. Bulk collections have been made for pharmaceutical investigations into biological activity (haemaglutinins, anti-viral, etc.)

OriginatorsUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Bob Fletcher (Reader in Marine Environmental Sciences)
Address

University of Portsmouth Marine Laboratory
University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences, Marine Laboratory, Ferry Road, Hayling Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO11 0DG
United Kingdom

Emailbob.fletcher@port.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1015004
Global identifier1540
Last revised2009-11-30