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SSB Environment, sediment conditions and infauna from cores (DY021 - spatial survey)

Title

Environmental and sediment conditions, infaunal benthic communities and biodiversity in the Celtic Sea collected from cruise DY021 spatial survey on the RSS Discovery, March 2015.

Author(s) Somerfield P. (1); McClelland I.L. (2); McNeill C.L. (1); Bolam S.G. (3); Widdicombe S. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory; (2) University of Plymouth School of Biological and Marine Sciences; (3) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

A masters student project conducted by Imogen McClelland. In total 61 macrofaunal benthic NIOZ cores (1m2) were collected and analysed from the Celtic Sea. This formed the Spatial Project whch was collected in addition and alongside samples taken as part of the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) project during the SSB cruise DY021 in March 2015. Working on transects across the sampling zone each area was characterised using environmental and sediment conditions in addition to the benthic faunal abundances and wet biomass. This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [grant numbers NE/K00204X/1, Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry Research Programme and NE/L003279/1, Marine Ecosystems Research Programme]. The Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) research programme took a holistic approach to the cycling of nutrients and carbon and the controls on primary and secondary production in UK and European shelf seas, to increase understanding of these processes and their role in wider biogeochemical cycles. The Marine Ecosystems Research Programme (MERP) set out to integrate existing marine data and target new data with current models and knowledge of marine ecosystem services, in order to improve understanding of the whole UK marine ecosystem. The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) created the metadata entry and is responsible for holding master copies of the data.

Temporal coverage 04 March 2015 - 21 March 2015
Spatial coverage Celtic Sea
File format Delimited, Documents
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 23 May 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/6cde14f7-57ab-2be2-e053-6c86abc07695
Short DOI doi:10/cp6z
Citation text Somerfield P.; McClelland I.L.; McNeill C.L.; Bolam S.G.; Widdicombe S.(2018). Environmental and sediment conditions, infaunal benthic communities and biodiversity in the Celtic Sea collected from cruise DY021 spatial survey on the RSS Discovery, March 2015. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cp6z.