Project: Study of post-extraction ecological effects in the Kwintebank sand dredging area (SPEEK)
- project duration
- 15-DEC-03 – 30-APR-06
- The nature and the rate of potential recovery of the benthic community (maiobenthos and macrobenthos) after sand extraction will be examined and linked with temporal variation of the grain-size variables. The benthic communities will be investigated by: Densities, diversity and community composition of meiobenthos (nematodes and harpacticoid copepods) Size class distribution (Nematode Biomass Spectra) Classification functions for nematode communities Ecotype distribution for harpacticoid copepod communities.