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General
Data set name

Macrofaunal benthic communities of Mondego Estuary, Portugal (influence of dredging and water circulation), 1985 onwards

Data holding centreUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom October 1985 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mondego estuary (western coast of Portugal)

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Concentration of dissolved organic matter in the water column; Sediment grain size parameters; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Temperature variation in the water column; Concentration of organic matter in sediments; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Nutrient analysers; benthos samplers; discrete water samplers; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors; sediment grabs; sediment settling tubes

Description 
Summary

Data on the seasonal composition of intertidal and subtidal communities, for both hard and soft bottoms. The community type is characterized in each case. Data on the Shannon-Wienner heterogeneity index for each sampling station.

OriginatorsUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJoao Carlos Marques
Address

University of Coimbra, Marine Sciences Unit (IMAR network)
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da IMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Coimbra Largo D. Dinis, Colegio de S. Jeronimo
Coimbra
Coimbra
3004-517
Portugal

Telephone+351 39 23603
Facsimile+351 239823603
Emailmar@cygnus.ic.uc.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15038003
Global identifier2313
Last revised2009-10-29