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Long-term changes in the species and functional diversity of a fine sand macrobenthic community in the English Channel

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Long-term changes in the species and functional diversity of a fine sand macrobenthic community in the English Channel https://t.co/x1WdsIMbWK
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lise Bacouillard conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Noémie Baux conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Jean-Claude Dauvin conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Nicolas Desroy conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Katja Juliana Geiger conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables.

Franck Gentil conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Céline Houbin conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments.

Éric Thiébaut conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

We plan to deposit data in a database which is currently developed at the Roscoff marine station

Funding

This work was undertaken as part of the Seine-Aval program coordinated by the GIP Seine-Aval. GIP Seine-Aval is a partnership involving ten institutions and organizations: the Normandy region; the Calvados, Eure and Seine-Maritime departments; two industrial associations (the UIC and the ASICEN); the French national government, represented by the Regional Directorate for Environment, Development and Housing (DREAL Normandie); the Seine-Normandy Water Agency; and the Ports of Rouen and Le Havre. It is part of the Ph.D. thesis of L. Bacouillard partly supported by the Brittany region. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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