To contribute to the assessment of the Antarctic marine biodiversity and to its conservation requirements, the project to develop a comprehensive database on the benthos biodiversity of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was set up in collaboration with University of Lódz, Poland and the Polish Antarctic Station "Arctowski". Focussing on some representative groups (Crustacea, Echinodermata and Polychaeta), the "ABBED" database will integrate the abundant data collected during 25 years of study on the Admiralty Bay benthos by Polish, Brazilian, German, Dutch and Belgian teams. The database will integrate available but scattered information on benthos biodiversity and ecology, benthic environment and other pertinent benthos-related biological and physical data.It would contribute to manage and disseminate the biodiversity information and to monitor the benthic biodiversity change in this reference site of the SCAR "Ecology of the Antarctic Ice Zone" (EASIZ) programme.
carcinology, marine, shallow water, deep sea, distribution, taxonomy, database, identification, pictures, Biogeography, Bioinformatics and databases, Ecology, Systematics and taxonomy, Marine and coastal habitats, The effect of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Functioning, Systematics, Inventorying and Classification, Monitoring of Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Marine Biodiversity, Antarctica, Antarctic islands, Southern Ocean, Crustacea, Amphipoda, Peracarida, Polychaeta, Echinodermata
created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:biodiv