Contribution of benthic microalgae to the temporal variation in phytoplankton assemblages in a macrotidal system. Supplementary Data S1.

Date 2017-06-20
Author(s) Hernandez Farinas TaniaORCID1, Ribeiro LourençoORCID1, 2, Soudant DominiqueORCID3, Belin CatherineORCID3, Bacher CédricORCID4, Lampert LuisORCID5, Barillé LaurentORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Université de Nantes, Mer-Molécules-Santé EA 2160, Faculté des Sciences et des Techniques, 2, Rue de la Houssinière, BP 92 208, 44322 Nantes, France
2 : MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
3 : IFREMER, VIGIES, rue de l’îled’Yeu, BP 21105,44311 Nantes cedex 03, France
4 : IFREMER, Dyneco/BENTHOS, BP 70, 29280 Plouzané, France
5 : IFREMER, Dyneco/Pelagos, BP 70, 29280 Plouzané, France
DOI 10.17882/50025
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Microphytobenthos, phytoplankton, cell size, biovolume, carbon, geometric shapes, diatoms, dinoflagellates, Chlorophytes, Chrysophytes, Prasinophytes, Prymnesiophytes, epipelic, epiphytic, haptobenthic, planktonic, tychoplanktonic

Suspended benthic microalgae in the water column reflect the strong benthic-pelagic coupling in coastal ecosystems and particularly in turbid macrotidal systems. Nevertheless, the temporal pattern of benthic microalgae contribution to phytoplankton assemblages has been largely overlooked, and yet it may provide significant clues for trophic studies, water quality assessment and understanding of toxic shellfish outbreaks related to phycotoxins produced by benthic species. The study, based on data acquired in a macrotidal system along the French Atlantic coast, analyze the seasonal contribution of benthic microalgal growth-forms to phytoplankton using a 12-year time-series from the Phytoplankton and Phycotoxin Monitoring Network (REPHY) implemented and managed by the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). Here we provide all the information gathered in order to estimate microalgal biovolumes and carbon biomass. The table (.xls format) comprise four spreadsheet: i) a main table with all the information regarding the taxa-volume-carbon calculations, ii) equations for geometric forms, iii) a and b coefficients for the biovolume-to-carbon conversion and iv) all the references used.

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Microalgae biovolume-to-carbon calculations 196 KB XLS, XLSX Processed data Open access
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Hernandez Farinas Tania, Ribeiro Lourenço, Soudant Dominique, Belin Catherine, Bacher Cédric, Lampert Luis, Barillé Laurent (2017). Contribution of benthic microalgae to the temporal variation in phytoplankton assemblages in a macrotidal system. Supplementary Data S1. SEANOE.