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Metadatabase view - dataset: Metadata of European Lake Fishes Dataset

General information

dataset entry ID:
FWM_11
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Metadata of European Lake Fishes Dataset
dataset short name:
Lake Fish Metadata
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
specify:
species presence/absence matrix in European lakes
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
Here we provide the metadata for an overview on fish species presence/absence in 1943 Palearctic (Europe + Turkey) lakes and reservoirs. The data have been obtained by standardized multi-mesh gillnet fishing, primarily to fulfill the requirements of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). The species list encompasses about 100 species, a few of them split into subspecies. The database has been accumulated for the purpose of intercalibration of the evaluation systems for the WFD, and has systematically been used for research in the EU project WISER.

science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification, Climate Indicators
keywords:
fish assemblage, lakes and reservoirs, local records, Pan-European coverage
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
all Windows systems
English
current access level:
internal
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
yes
media for data delivery:
e-mail
update level:
completed
type:
scientific paper
language:
English
others/details:
see dataset related references below
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Thomas
 
Mehner
phone:
+49 (0)30 641 81 613
email:
mehner@igb-berlin.de
institution:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin (Germany)
address:
Müggelseedamm 310
postal code, city:
12587
 
Berlin
country
Germany
technical contact person:

Thomas
 
Mehner
+49 (0)30 641 81 613
mehner@igb-berlin.de
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Thomas
 
Mehner
phone:
+49 (0)30 641 81 613
email:
mehner@igb-berlin.de

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Thomas Mehner
contact email:
mehner@igb-berlin.de
contact institution:
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
14
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Thomas Mehner
contact email:
mehner@igb-berlin.de
contact institute:
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Sandra Brucet
contact email:
sandra.brucet@uvic.cat
contact institute:
ICREA, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Spain
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but dataset creator/data contributors must be informed prior to publication. Data must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Christine Argillier
contact email:
christine.argillier@irstea.fr
contact institute:
Irstea, UR RECOVER, Aix en Provence, France
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Meryem Beklioglu
contact email:
meryem@metu.edu.tr
contact institute:
Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences, Ankara
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 5
contact name:
Teresa Ferreira
contact email:
terferreira@isa.ulisboa.pt
contact institute:
University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 6
contact name:
Trygve Hesthagen
contact email:
trygve.Hesthagen@nina.no
contact institute:
Norwegian Institute for Nature Reasearch, Trondheim, Norway
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 7
contact name:
Kerstin Holmgren
contact email:
kerstin.holmgren@slu.se
contact institute:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 8
contact name:
Erik Jeppesen
contact email:
ej@bios.au.dk
contact institute:
Department of Bioscience and Arctic Research Centre (ARC), Aarhus University
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 9
contact name:
Fiona Kelly
contact email:
Fiona.Kelly@fisheriesireland.ie
contact institute:
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Dublin
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 10
contact name:
Teet Krause
contact email:
Teet.Krause@emu.ee
contact institute:
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 11
contact name:
Martti Rask
contact email:
martti.rask@luke.fi
contact institute:
Natural Resources Institute Finland, Jyväskylä
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 12
contact name:
Pietro Volta
contact email:
p.volta@ise.cnr.it
contact institute:
National Research Council, Institute of Ecosystem Study, Verbania Pallanza
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 13
contact name:
Ian J. Winfield
contact email:
ijw@ceh.ac.uk
contact institute:
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Lancaster, U.K.
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

data contributor/owner 14
contact name:
Samo Podgornik
contact email:
Samo.Podgornik@zzrs.si
contact institute:
Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Mehner T., Brucet S., Argillier C., Beklioglu M., Ferreira T., Hesthagen T., Holmgren K., Jeppesen E., Kelly F., Krause T., Rask M., Volta P., Winfield I.J. & Podgornik S.
title:
European Lake Fish Dataset.
year:
2017
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Mehner T., Brucet S., Argillier C., Beklioglu M., Ferreira T., Hesthagen T., Holmgren K., Jeppesen E., Kelly F., Krause T., Rask M., Volta P., Winfield I.J. & Podgornik S.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Metadata of European Lake Fishes Dataset. Freshwater Metadata Journal 23: 1-8
year:
2017
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2017.23

reference 1:
author(s):
Brucet, S., Pedron, S., Mehner, T., Lauridsen, T.L., Argillier, C., Winfield, I.J., Volta, P., Emmrich, M., Hesthagen, T., Holmgren, K., Benejam, L., Kelly, F., Krause, T., Palm, A., Rask, M., Jeppesen, E.
title:
Fish diversity in European lakes: geographical predictors dominate over anthropogenic pressures?
year:
2013
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12167
reference 2:
author(s):
Argillier, C., Caussé, S., Gevrey, M., Pédron, S., De Bortoli, J., Brucet, S., Emmrich, M., Jeppesen, E., Lauridsen, T., Mehner, T., Olin, M., Rask, M., Volta, P., Winfield, I. J., Kelly, F., Krause, T., Palm, A. & Holmgren, K.
title:
Development of a fish-based index to assess the eutrophication status of European lakes
year:
2013
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-012-1282-y
reference 3:
author(s):
Emmrich, M., Pédron, S., Brucet, S., Winfield, I.J., Jeppesen, E., Volta, P., Argillier, C., Lauridsen, T.L., Holmgren, K., Hesthagen, T. & Mehner, T.
title:
Geographical patterns in the size structure of European lake fish communities along abiotic and biotic gradients
year:
2014
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12366
reference 4:
author(s):
Mehner, T., Keeling, C., Emmrich, M., Holmgren, K., Argillier, C., Volta, P., Winfield, I.J. & Brucet, S.
title:
Effects of fish predation on density and size spectra of prey fish communities in lakes
year:
2016
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2015-0034
reference 5:
author(s):
Arranz, I., Mehner, T., Benejam, L., Argillier, C., Holmgren, M., Jeppesen, E., Lauridsen, T.L., Volta, P., Winfield, I.J. & Brucet, S.
title:
Density-dependent effects as key drivers of intraspecific size structure of six abundant fish species in lakes across Europe
year:
2016
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0508
comments:
Note that the dataset is not publicly available as such.

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
continents:
Asia, Europe
southernmost latitude [°]:
36
northernmost latitude [°]:
69
westernmost longitude [°]:
-10
easternmost longitude [°]:
36
        
minimum altitude:
0
 
metres
maximum altitude:
900
 
metres
Asia: Turkey
Europe: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
 
Europe:
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc, Central & Western Europe, Central Anatolia, Eastern Iberia, Italian Peninsula & Islands, Northern Anatolia, Northern Baltic Drainages, Northern British Isles, Norwegian Sea Drainages, Southern Baltic Lowlands, Southern Iberia, Upper Danube, Western Anatolia, Western Caspian Drainages, Western Iberia
Italy, Corsica and Malta (ER3), Alps (ER4), Western Highlands (ER8), Central Highlands (ER9), Western Plains (ER13), Central Plains (ER14), Baltic Province (ER15), Eastern Plains (ER16), Ireland and Northern Ireland (ER17), Great Britain (ER18), Borealic Uplands (ER20), Fenno-Scandian Shield (ER22)
ecosystem type:
lakes/ponds
1995
 
year to:
2015
comments:
Single survey per lake, no temporal replicates.

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
>1000
1943

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
standardized multi-mesh gillnet fishing
general compilation; specify method:
Intercalibration for European Water Framework Directive, EU project WISER
organism group addressed:
fish

Sample resolution

fish

taxonomic resolution:
species
other taxonomic levels:
sub-species
percentage of species level data:
100
comments:
Resolution primarily on species level; in few cases (e.g., trout), sub-species records are available.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Kottelat & Freyhof
Kottelat, M & Freyhof, J. 2007: Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. ISBN-13: 9782839902984
none
comments:

Nomenclature follows primarily Kottelat & Freyhof. Fish sampling in lakes followed the European Standard (CEN 2015: Water quality. Sampling of fish with multi-mesh gillnets. EN 14757. European Committee for Standardization). In short, lakes were fished with benthic multi-mesh gillnets (30 m long, 1.5 m high, 12 mesh sizes between 5 and 55 mm in geometric row), the number per lake standardized by lake area and lake depth. Fishing has occurred normally in August or September.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
no data available
no
no
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
Check of correct coordinates by country-specific data owners;
local species lists checked for plausibility by country-specific data owners.

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