10 jaar monitoring op het Groot Buitenschoor

Ingrid Verbessem, Tom Ysebaert, Erika Van den Bergh, Nico De Regge, Jan Soors, Eckhart Kuijken

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    The results of 10 years monitoring on the Groot Buitenschoor are reported. Macrobenthos data were analysed to explore both temporal and spatial trends in biomass and density, related to some abiotic parameters (sediment composition, altitude). Micro-pollution of the sediment was examined for several years. Evolutions in tidal marsh vegetation were assessed by comparison of two vegetation maps. Changes in wintering and migrating waterbird communities were analysed and related to environmental characteristics and macrobenthos populations. Finally an attempt was made to identify possible impacts of the construction and exploitation of the nearby container terminal.
    Original languageDutch
    PublisherInstituut voor Natuurbehoud
    Number of pages193
    ISBN (Print)90-403-0168-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    NameRapporten van het instituut voor natuurbehoud

    Thematic list

    • Species and biotopes
    • Policy

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B003-ecology
    • B005-zoology

    Taxonomic list

    • waterfowl (Anseriformes)
    • macroinvertebrates
    • waders (Charadriiformes)


    • biodiversity policy
    • management monitoring
    • Natura 2000
    • Habitats Directive
    • Birds Directive
    • protected Flemish nature

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