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Benthic datasets collected during MERP Benthic field and Laboratory campaigns.

Title

Benthic datasets collected during the Plymouth Marine Laboratory Led 2015-2016 MERP Benthic field and Laboratory campaigns.

Author(s) Queirós A.M. (1); Widdicombe S. (1); McCoy S.J. (2); Ingels J. (3); Ruhl S. (1); Airs R. (1); Beesley A. (1); Carnovale G. (1); Dashfield S. (1); Hua E. (4); Jones M. (1); Lindeque P. (1); McNeill C.L. (1); Nunes J. (1); Parry H.E. (1); Pascoe C.K. (1); Widdicombe C. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory; (2) Florida State University, Department of Biological Science; (3) Florida State University, Coastal and Marine Laboratory; (4) Ocean University of China, College of Marine Life Science

Subject biota, geoscientificInformation, oceans
Abstract

The data here presented were collected with the aim to understand the role of seaweed detritus as trophic subsidy to distal coastal benthic foodwebs, as well as their potential sequestration within those sediments. These data were collected by Plymouth Marine Laboratorys Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity group, during benthic-pelagic field campaigns undertaken at the Western Channel Observatory and Rame Head, between May 2015 and May 2016, as part of the NERC-DEFRA Marine Ecosystems Research Programme. The datasets include measurements undertaken on deck (RV Plymouth Quest) and in the Plymouth Marine Laboratorys Mesocosm laboratory. The data include stable isotope and elemental content data, as well as benthic process measurements. The dataset was used in the publication Queirós et al (2019) Connected macroalgal-sediment systems: blue carbon and foodwebs in the deep coastal ocean, Ecological Monographs.

Temporal coverage 11 May 2015 - 25 May 2016
Spatial coverage English Channel
File format Delimited
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 30 January 2019
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/80856b3b-24df-4e53-e053-6c86abc0ed2b
Short DOI doi:10/cz62
Citation text Queirós A.M.; Widdicombe S.; McCoy S.J.; Ingels J.; Ruhl S.; Airs R.; Beesley A.; Carnovale G.; Dashfield S.; Hua E.; Jones M.; Lindeque P.; McNeill C.L.; Nunes J.; Parry H.E.; Pascoe C.K.; Widdicombe C.(2019). Benthic datasets collected during the Plymouth Marine Laboratory Led 2015-2016 MERP Benthic field and Laboratory campaigns. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cz62.