Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Data description paper
04 Jan 2022
Data description paper |  | 04 Jan 2022

Weight-to-weight conversion factors for benthic macrofauna: recent measurements from the Baltic and the North seas

Mayya Gogina, Anja Zettler, and Michael L. Zettler


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-157', Mats Lindegart, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Mayya Gogina, 09 Jun 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-157', Mats Blomqvist, 22 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Mayya Gogina, 30 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-157', Mats Lindegart, 23 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Mayya Gogina, 23 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mayya Gogina on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2021) by Dirk Fleischer
AR by Mayya Gogina on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2021)
Short summary
For the first time we publish a taxonomically detailed and robust dataset of biomass conversion factors for macro-zoobenthos, often required in many studies. Georeferenced raw data for 497 taxa empower the user to make the best selections for combining them with their own data, and aggregation can help to quantify natural variability and uncertainty and refine current ecological theory. Standardised measurements were done on material collected for over 2 decades in the Baltic and the North seas.