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General
Data set name

NE England and NW Scotland Rocky Shores Species Population Dynamics (1967-)

Data holding centreMarine Biological Association of the UK
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1967 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Primarily NE England and NW Scotland

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises data on population dynamics of 'key' rocky shore species. There is an emphasis on recruitment. The group closed in 1987 but data continue to be collected on an unpaid basis by a former member.

OriginatorsMarine Biological Association of the UK
References

Lewis, J.R. (1985) Latitudinal trends in reproduction, recruitment and population characteristics of some rocky littoral molluscs and cirripedes., Hydrobiologia 142(1): 1-13.

Availability 
OrganisationMarine Biological Association of the UK
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactThe Director
Address

Marine Biological Association of the UK
Citadel Hill
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 2PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 222772
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1051001
Global identifier672
Last revised2009-12-01