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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.
Vertical distribution of the free-living Plathelminthes (Turbellaria) from the sandy beaches of the Belgian coast in 1985 and 1986
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.
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.
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.