Fish data of the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012

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During 23 years, 3 institutions sampled fish in the Belgian part of the river Meuse with two distincts methodologies.

Data were provided by the survey of fish passages in fish ladders at Tailfer (upstream Namur) and Lixhe (downstream Liège) over the 1989-2011 period (Matondo & Ovidio 2016). Fish were collected daily in a trap placed in the upper pool of the ladder when the migration peaks occurred, and twice a week outside the major migration period. All the fish species were identified and species abundances were estimated without taking into account the juveniles and the youngs-of-the-year. Annual fish abundances were expressed as monthly averages.

Data from Hastière, Andenne and Visé were provided by electrofishing from a boat along the banks in 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Abundances were expressed as number of individuals by 100m² of river sampled.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 39 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    39
  • Occurrence 
    1404

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How to cite

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Latli Adrien, Ovidio Michael, Kestemont Patrick (2017). Fish abundance evolution in the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012.

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Keywords

rivers; ; Biosphere; Terrestrial Hydrosphere; Biota; Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Patrick Kestemont
Professor
Unamur-URBE Rue Bruxelles, 61 5000 Namur BE +32 (0)81 72 43 63

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Patrick Kestemont
Professor
Unamur-URBE Rue Bruxelles, 61 5000 Namur BE +32 (0)81 72 43 63

Who filled in the metadata:

Adrien Latli
Phd student
Unamur-URBE BE +32 (0)81 72 42 87

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Adrien Latli
Phd student
UNamur - URBE 081 72 42 87
Author
Patrick Kestemont
Professor
Unamur-URBE +32 (0)81 72 43 63
Content Provider
Michael Ovidio
Professor
ULg - LDPH 22 Quai Van Beneden, 4020 Liège Liège BE
Content Provider
SPW-Direction de la chasse et la pêche
DNF.DGRNE@mrw.wallonie.be BE

Geographic Coverage

Belgian part of the Meuse basin

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.078, 4.669], North East [50.764, 6.218]

Taxonomic Coverage

All fish were identified to species

Species  Fish

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1989-01-01 / 2011-01-01

Sampling Methods

Data were provided by the survey of fish passages in fish ladders at Tailfer (upstream Namur) and Lixhe (downstream Liège) over the 1989-2011 period (Matondo & Ovidio 2016). Fish were collected daily in a trap placed in the upper pool of the ladder when the migration peaks occurred, and twice a week outside the major migration period. All the fish species were identified and species abundances were estimated without taking into account the juveniles and the youngs-of-the-year. Annual fish abundances were expressed as monthly averages. Data from Hastière, Andenne and Visé were provided by electrofishing from a boat along the banks in 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Abundances were expressed as number of individuals by 100m² of river sample

Study Extent During 23 years, 3 institutions sampled fish in the Belgian part of the river Meuse with two distincts methodologies.

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding fish (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

This article is currently under review in the journal Ecological applications

Alternative Identifiers SF_6
Meuse River fish dataset
7f747121-a7c3-4da1-9bc2-7b1ee63112d9
http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/resource?r=sf6-meuse_fish