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Metadatabase view - dataset: European Groundwater Crustacea Database

General information

dataset entry ID:
BF73
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
European Groundwater Crustacea Database
dataset short name:
EGCD
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The European groundwater crustacean data set (EGCD) comprises a total of 21,700 occurrence data collectively representing 12 orders, 46 families, 165 genera and 1,570 species and subspecies of obligate groundwater Crustacea in Europe
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
own science keywords:
Groundwater, subterranean habitats, Europe, stygobiont, obligate groundwater fauna

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
all operating systems
English
specify:
Language according to species occurrence entry
current access level:
restricted access
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
update level:
update planned
type:
scientific paper
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Florian
 
Malard
phone:
00 33 (0)4 72 43 15 61
email:
malard@univ-lyon1.fr
institution:
UMR CNRS 5023 - LEHNA Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 - Bat. Forel (403)
address:
43 Bd du 11 Novembre 1918
postal code, city:
69 622
 
Villeurbanne
country
FRANCE
http://umr5023.univ-lyon1.fr/
technical contact person:
Florian
 
Malard
00 33 (0)4 72 43 15 61
malard@univ-lyon1.fr
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Florian
 
Malard
phone:
00 33 (0)4 72 43 15 61
email:
malard@univ-lyon1.fr
comments:
The European Groundwater Crustacean Database (EGCD) derives from the assembly of 4 individual databases by the following authors:

Niphargidae: C. Fi�er & M. Zagmajster:
SubBioLab, Oddelek za biologijo, Biotehni�ka fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani, Vecna pot 111, p.p. 2995, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

2) Copepoda: D. Galassi & F. Stoch:
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, University of L�Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito, 67100 L�Aquila, Italy

3) Ostracoda: P. Marmonier:
LEHNA, UMR CNRS 5023, Ecologie des Hydrosyst�mes Naturels et Anthropis�s, Universit� Lyon 1, Bat. Darwin C, 43 Bd 11 Novembre 1918, Villeurbanne, F-69622, France

4) Isopoda / other crustacean groups: D. Eme & F. Malard:
LEHNA, UMR CNRS 5023, Ecologie des Hydrosyst�mes Naturels et Anthropis�s, Universit� Lyon 1, Bat. Darwin C, 43 Bd 11 Novembre 1918, Villeurbanne, F-69622, France

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
BioFresh and non Biofresh members
contact email:
malard@univ-lyon1.fr
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
other/additional criteria (please specify)
other/additional criteria:
The EGCD was first assembled in February 2012. This data set derives from the assembly of 4 individual databases: 1) Niphargidae (authors: C. Fiser & M. Zagmajster); 2) Copepoda (authors: D. Galassi & F. Stoch); 3) Ostracoda (author: P. Marmonier); 4) Other crustacean groups (authors: D. Eme & F. Malard). Yet, full access to the EGCD is not possible but request to use individual databases can be addressed directly to the authors.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Maja Zagmajster, David Eme, Cene Fi¨er, Diana Galassi, Pierre Marmonier, Fabio Stoch, and Florian Malard
title and journal (name, number, pages):
The European groundwater crustacean data set.
year:
2013
citation of the metadata:

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Zagmajster M, Eme D., Fi¨er C., Galassi D., Marmonier P., Stoch F., Cornu J.-F. and Malard
title:
F. Filling the gap: distribution database of European groundwater crustaceans. BioFresh Newsletter 4: page 7. (http://www.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/tl_files/downloads/Downloads/BioFresh_newsletter_issue_004.pdf)
year:
2012
comments:
The EGCD has not yet been published (manuscript in preparation) but first mention to the EGCD can be found in see reference 1.

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
continental
continents:
Europe
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
35.04
northernmost latitude [°]:
70.68
westernmost longitude [°]:
-21.99
easternmost longitude [°]:
36.64
        
minimum altitude:
0
 
metres
maximum altitude:
2000
 
metres
countries:
Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
Group H: alpine climates
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Europe:
Aegean Drainages, Barents Sea Drainages, Cantabric Coast - Languedoc, Central & Western Europe, Dalmatia, Dnieper - South Bug, Dniester - Lower Danube, Eastern Iberia, Gulf of Venice Drainages, Iceland - Jan Mayen, Ionian Drainages, Italian Peninsula & Islands, Northern Baltic Drainages, Northern British Isles, Norwegian Sea Drainages, Southeastern Adriatic Drainages, Southern Iberia, Thrace, Upper Danube, Vardar, Western Iberia
European ecoregions according to Illies (WFD):
Iberic-Macaronesian Region (ER1), Pyrenees (ER2), Italy, Corsica and Malta (ER3), Alps (ER4), Dinaric Western Balkan (ER5), Hellenic Western Balkan (ER6), Eastern Balkan (ER7), Western Highlands (ER8), Central Highlands (ER9), The Carpathians (ER10), Hungarian Lowlands (ER11), Pontic Province (ER12), Western Plains (ER13), Central Plains (ER14), Baltic Province (ER15), Eastern Plains (ER16), Ireland and Northern Ireland (ER17), Great Britain (ER18), Iceland (ER19), Borealic Uplands (ER20), Tundra (ER21), Fenno-Scandian Shield (ER22)
ecosystem type:
groundwater
covered timeframe:
year from
1836
 
year to:
2012

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
comments:
All species occurrence data are in decimal degrees. Precision of georeferencing is usally about +/- 10 km.
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
>1000
comments:
Exact number of sites still needs to be derived precisely because the same site may have received different names in different original data bases or literature sources.

Biological data

biological data origin:
specify project:
general compilation
specify method:
Data from pre-existing data bases and extensive literature search
organism group addressed:
macro-invertebrates
comments:
Occurrence data collectively represent 12 orders, 46 families, 165 genera and 1,570 species and subspecies of obligate groundwater Crustacea. Orders are: Cladocera, Calanoida, Cyclopoida, Gelyelloida, Harpacticoida, Podocopida, Isopoda, Amphipoda, Bathynellacea, Thermosbaenacea, Mysida and Decapoda.

Sample resolution

macro-invertebrates

taxonomic resolution:
order, family, sub-family, genus, species, other taxonomic levels available
other/specify:
subspecies
percentage of species level data:
100
comments:
Non species level data were removed from the original data base which comprises a total of 25.304 occurrence data.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
taxonomic experts
Niphargus virei Chevreux, 1896
sample specifications:

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
species distribution
availability of photos:
no
availability of maps:
no
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
Species names and distributions were checked by taxonomic experts (i.e. either the authors or collaborators, see acknowledgments) and spurious occurrences were excluded from the data set. For the sake of exhaustiveness, species formally recognized by experts as new to science but awaiting description were included in the data set.
comments:
A.I. Camacho (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain) checked the distributional data for Bathynellacea
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