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Density and biomass of meiofauna for 6 sandy beaches (Knokke, Mariakerke, Oostende, Heist, Bredene, Zwin) along the Belgian coast sampled between April 1985 and May 1986. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Jouk, P. (1992). Studie naar de ecologie van de vrijlevende Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) van de zandstranden van de Belgische kust. PhD Thesis. Limburgs Universitair Centrum: Diepenbeek. 2 volumes pp.
Data were collected as part of a PhD study. It aimed - amongst others - at contributing to the rare studies on nematofaunal zonation patterns by collecting samples on a Belgian macrotidal, ultra-dissipative sandy beach.
This is the first study on the epi- and hyperbenthic fauna of the surf zone of sandy beaches of the Belgian coast. Therefore, as a first objective of this thesis, a lot of attention has been paid to the inventarisation (species composition), and to the investigation of the temporal and spatial distribution patterns of both communities. A temporal and a spatial campaign were performed during which the hyper- and epibenthos was sampled.
Samples were collected in order to study the nematode communities from the eulittoral zone of a sandy beach on Crete (Greece, eastern Mediterranean) in relation to the physical parameters of the sediment and the degree of exposure to wave action.