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Data set name

Zoobenthos Monitoring of the Skagerrak (1983-)

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1983 - ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Skagerrak

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed

Description 
Summary

The project objectives are: - to follow long-term trends in soft-bottom macrobentic communities regarding their species composition, abundance and biomass - to identify changes in biological diversity - to determine the range of the natural variation in the community parameters and thereby identify the effects of non-natural impacts. Taxonomical, zoogeographical information presents unique information to us, information which one cannot get by other, less work-intensive methods e.g. chemical analysis. Special attention paid to identifying new, immigrating species.

OriginatorsKristineberg Marine Research Station, KMRS
References

Tunberg, B. (1997) BIOMAD 1.3. Species Compositon of the Skagerrak Zoobenthos,

Data web sitehttp://www.smhi.se
Availability 
OrganisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPatrik Stromberg (Shark data manager)
Address

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsvagen 1
Norrkoping

SE-601 76
Sweden

Telephone+46 - (0)31-751 8975
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Emailshark@smhi.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18007012
Global identifier93
Last revised2015-08-26