Abundance and biomass of macrofauna in the German Bight from 2012 to 2015


The long-term ecological research benthic monitoring comprises four representative permanent stations (SSd, Slt, FSd and WB) that have been sampled countinuously since 1969. The four stations are representative for the different benthic communities in the German Bight. Inter-annual variability and possible long-term trends were analysed based on spring-time samples since 1969. Earlier datasets have been published in the publication series https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.667646. Macrozoobenthos of soft-bottom benthic community was collected by van-Veen grabs. This dataset contains the continuation of this time series with the samples collected in spring between 2012 and 2015 each year in the North Sea, German Bight. Data for each campaign comprise four stations in the German Bight, sampled by grab samples (infauna). Biodiversity data of species include abundance (count data) and biomass (wet mass, g) per sample.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.965086
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.965088
Related Identifier https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00105326-14
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0452
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.11.002
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107097
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.965086
Creator Dannheim, Jennifer ORCID logo; Gutow, Lars ORCID logo; Schröder, Alexander
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints); https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 24152 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6.491W, 54.008S, 8.088E, 55.005N); German Bight
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-03-19T17:34:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-03-25T14:38:00Z