A dataset of Zostera marina and Zostera noltei structure and functioning in four sites along the French coast over a period of 18 months

The data concerns the structure and morphometry of the seagrasses Zostera marina and Zostera noltei, the diversity of the associated epifauna and the benthic fluxes of oxygen, carbon and nutrients. The dataset includes 103 sampling events divided among four sites and spread across three distinct marine biogeographic regions (i.e. the English Channel, Bay of Biscay and Western Mediterranean), and up to five seasons, depending on the site. The sampling scale allows inter-site and intra-habitat comparisons . Environmental conditions are also described at the site scale. As the most comprehensive and broadscale French dataset on seagrass structure and functioning  to date, it is useful for both data analysis and management actions.

The data concerns the structure and morphometry of the seagrasses Zostera marina and Zostera noltei, the diversity of the associated epifauna and the benthic fluxes of oxygen, carbon and nutrients. The dataset includes 103 sampling events divided among four sites and spread across three distinct marine biogeographic regions (i.e. the English Channel, Bay of Biscay and Western Mediterranean), and up to five seasons, depending on the site. The sampling scale allows inter-site and intra-habitat comparisons . Environmental conditions are also described at the site scale. As the most comprehensive and broadscale French dataset on seagrass structure and functioning  to date, it is useful for both data analysis and management actions.

Disciplines

Biological oceanography

Keywords

seagrass, marine habitat, benthic diversity, benthic meabolism, field sampling

Location

49.736742N, 41.983999S, 5.275814E, -4.749941W

Data

FileSizeFormatProcessingAccess
Table description
239 KoPDF
environment
4 KoCSVRaw data
sediment
111 KoCSVRaw data
seagrass quadrat
85 KoCSVRaw data
seagrass core
43 KoCSVRaw data
epifauna density
166 KoCSVRaw data
epifauna biomass
269 KoCSVRaw data
benthic fluxes
281 KoCSVRaw data
benthic fluxes macrofauna
326 KoCSVRaw data
How to cite
Lacoste Elise, Ouisse Vincent, Desroy Nicolas, Allano Lionel, Auby Isabelle, Bajjouk Touria, Bourdier Constance, Caisey Xavier, de Casamajor Marie-Noelle, Cimiterra Nicolas, Cordier Céline, Curd Amelia, Derrien Lauriane, Droual Gabin, Dubois Stanislas, Foucault Elodie, Foveau Aurélie, Gaffet Jean-Dominique, Ganthy Florian, Gianaroli Camille, Ignacio-Cifre Rachel, Liabot Pierre-Olivier, Messiaen Gregory, Meteigner Claire, Monnier Benjamin, Van Paemelen Robin, Pasquier Marine, Rigouin Loic, Rollet Claire, Royer Aurelien, Soissons Laura, Tancray Aurelien, Blanchet-Aurigny Aline (2023). A dataset of Zostera marina and Zostera noltei structure and functioning in four sites along the French coast over a period of 18 months. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/97962

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