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Project: Study of post-extraction ecological effects in the Kwintebank sand dredging area (SPEEK)

project duration
15-DEC-03 – 30-APR-06
abstract
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.