Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 293–297, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-293-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 293–297, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-293-2020

Data description paper 10 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 10 Feb 2020

Multi-scale data on intertidal macrobenthic biodiversity and environmental features in three New Zealand harbours

Casper Kraan et al.

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Understanding how the plants and animals that live in the sea floor vary in their spatial patterns of diversity and abundance is fundamental to gaining insight into the role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem functioning in coastal ecosystems. Yet data are lacking. Therefore, we collected multi-scale high-resolution data on macrobenthic biodiversity in New Zealand marine sandflats. For 1200 sampling locations we provide data on benthic biodiversity and associated environmental variables.