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Data set name

Benthic communities of the Tagus Estuary (1982-86) and the 'Ria Formosa' coastal lagoon (1986-91), Portugal

Data holding centreUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit, Benthos Group, (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1982 to 1986 (Tagus estuary); 1986 to 1991 (Coastal lagoon 'Ria Formosa')
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Atlantic area: Ria Formosa (Algarve, South Portugal); Tagus estuary (West Portugal)

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Insect and earthworm taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Sediment grain size parameters; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Benthos samplers; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Systematic and ecology of the Polychaete fauna of Portugal. Abundances, substrate preferences, distribution, dynamics and production of the species and benthic communities of the Tagus estuary and Ria Formosa. Dynamic and ash-free dry weight of Bivalve Molluscs: Cerastoderma edule, Abra ovata and Loripes lacteus in Ria Formosa.

OriginatorsUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit, Benthos Group, (IMAR network)
References

Anon (1981) Annelides Polychetes du Portugal (Donnees nouvelles)., Arq. Mus. Bocage, 1 (12), 145-156.; Anon (1982) Contribution to the study of portuguese occidental coast benthic communities. (co-author)., Oecologia aquatica, 6, 91-105/119-145; Anon (1983) Etude systematique et ecologique d'une collection d'Amphipodes de la zone intertidale de l'estuaire du Tage (Portugal). Occurrence d'Orchestia kosswigi Ruffo, 1949 et d'Orchestia stephenseni Ceccini, 1928. (co-author)., Cienc. Biol. Ecol. Systemat. (Portugal), 5, 79-95; Anon (1984) Etude preliminaire des peuplements benthiques intertidaux de l'estuaire du Tage (Portugal)., Arq. Mus. Bocage, 2 (11), 187-206.; Anon (1985) Les lagunes-estrans (type Ria Formosa). Organisation, fonctionnement, ressources. (co-author)., Actas Sem. Sist. lagunares do Algarve, Faro

Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit, Benthos Group, (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. Jose Calvario
Address

University of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit, Benthos Group, (IMAR network)
Campus de Gambelas
Faro

8000-117
Portugal

Telephone+351 289800995
Emailcima@ualg.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15033001
Global identifier2270
Last revised2009-10-30