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Data set name

Fish of the Western Scheldt estuary (Belgium)

Data holding centreKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom January 1991 to 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Scheldt estuary (North Sea)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related counts

Description 
Summary

The aquatic fauna of the Western Scheldt is poorly known. The most complete information dates back to the forties. In the present study the fish population dynamics and fish community structure of the brackish part of the Western Scheldt are investigated. Samples are taken monthly at the outlet of the cooling water of the nuclear power station in Doel. The influence of tidal and diurnal cycles on fish intake is investigated.

OriginatorsKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics
Availability 
OrganisationKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. F. Volckaert
Address

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics
Charles Deberiotstraat, 32
Leuven

B-3000
Belgium

Telephone+32 16 32 39 66
Facsimile+32 16 32 45 75
Emailfilip.volckaert@bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11002001
Global identifier954
Last revised2009-08-11