Macrofaunal abundance retrieved from 24 subtropical mudflats along south-east Queensland, Australia


The datasets represent the observed abundance of macrofauna (retained on a 0.5mm mesh sieve) retrieved from 24 subtropical mudflats along the south-east coast of Australia in 25cm x 25cm box cores and 50cm x 50cm quadrats (to a sediment depth of 11cm). Sites were located between south Deception Bay and Tallebudgera, Gold Coast. Sampling was carried out in winter 2016 (July-August) and summer 2017 (January-February). The summer assemblages contained more species, more individuals and had differing taxonomic composition. The 24 sites were categorised into four land-use sub-catchments e.g. high industry, low industry, residential and peri-urban (see paper for categories and site classifications).

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Creator Dissanayake, Navodha G; Frid, Christopher L J (ORCID: 0000-0002-7565-635X); Caswell, Bryony A ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2496 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (153.032W, -28.107S, 153.446E, -27.146N); Gold Coast, Australia