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Diversity and biological trait analysis of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities in the Belgian part of the North Sea.

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Diversity and biological trait analysis of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities in the Belgian part of the North Sea. https://t.co/08brbneK6o
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Naomi Breine conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables.

Annelies De Backer conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper.

Kris Hostens authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Carl Van Colen authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Tom Moens authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Gert Van Hoey conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper.

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This is an abstract which has been accepted for the WCMB.

Funding

This work was funded by BELSPO via the research project Face-it (Functional biodiversity in a Changing sedimentary Environment: Implications for biogeochemistry and food webs in a managerial setting). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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