Effects of Closure of the Grevelingen Estuary on Survival and Development of Macrozoobenthos

  • R. H. D. Lambeck
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 15)


As a consequence of big hydraulic engineering schemes within the framework of the so-called Delta project, the Grevelingen estuary (SW Netherlands) has gone through several stages during the last two decades.


Intertidal Area Macoma Balthica Benthic Life Tidal Flat Area Macrozoobenthic Species 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. D. Lambeck
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  1. 1.Delta Institute for Hydrobiological ResearchYersekeThe Netherlands

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