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Metadatabase view - dataset: Metadata: MARS multiple stressors and biological dataset of Drava & Mura Basins

General information

dataset entry ID:
MARS_01
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Metadata: MARS multiple stressors and biological dataset of Drava & Mura Basins
dataset short name:
MARS DRAVA/MURA stressors and biological dataset
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
specify:
Fish ecological data
data type:
point data/observation data, vector data (shape files), descriptive data
short description of the dataset/summary:
This work/dataset addresses human stressors and their impacts on fish assemblages in the Austrian Drava and Mura River Basins. It supports the EU-project MARS (Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress) by analysing single and multiple stressors, environmental effects and stressor combinations/interactions. Data sources are mainly shape files and MS ACCESS databases.
With the help of point data on connectivity disruptions (barriers) and line data on hydromorphological & water quality stressors (on water body level), six mainly hydromorphological stressors from the national inventory assessment of the EU Water Framework Directive were recoded and aggregated into new variables, i.e. stressor metrics. These then were compared with point data (fish sampling sites) and related information on fish assemblages (Fish Index Austria and related single metrics as well as the WFD biological and total status).
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
Fish assemblages, metrics, rivers, stressors, impacts, ecological status, Water Framework Directive, Fish Index Austria, hydromorphological alterations, barriers
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
others/specify
others/details:
shapefiles and MS ACCESS database
operating system:
all operating systems
German
current access level:
restricted access
http://www.bmlfuw.gv.at/en.html
others/details:
River Basin Management Data are public data, but have to be requested from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (see comment below).
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
no
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
comments:
River Basin Management Data (including stressor information and biological quality element monitoring sites) are public data, but have to be requested from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (see http://www.bmlfuw.gv.at/en.html).
The same applies for data on the Fish Index Austria, which have to be requested from the Institute for Water Ecology, Fish Biology and Lake Ecology (IGF; see http://www.baw.at/index.php/igf-home.html).
update level:
update planned
others/details:
River Basin Management Plan data from 2009 and 2015 available (2015 only as draft), next planning circle will be finished in 2021
type:
others/specify
language:
German
others/details:
http://wisa.bmlfuw.gv.at
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Helena
 
Mühlmann
phone:
+43 1 71100 7158
email:
helena.muehlmann@bmlfuw.gv.at
institution:
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water Management
address:
Marxergasse 2
postal code, city:
1030
 
Vienna
Vienna
country
Austria
http://www.bmlfuw.gv.at/en.html
technical contact person:

Helena
 
Mühlmann
+43 1 71100 7158
helena.muehlmann@bmlfuw.gv.at
institution:
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment & Water Management
address:
Marxergasse 2
postal code, city:
1030 Vienna
country:
Austria
web address:
http://www.bmlfuw.gv.at/en.html
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Rafaela
 
Schinegger
phone:
+43 1 47654 81216
email:
rafaela.schinegger@boku.ac.at
institution:
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, BOKU Vienna
address:
Gregor Mendel Straße 33
postal code, city:
1180 Vienna
country:
Austria
web address:
https://www.boku.ac.at/en/personen/person/46C937474D6EB1AB/

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Rafaela Schinegger
contact email:
rafaela.schinegger@boku.ac.at
contact institution:
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (IHG)
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
2
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Helena Mühlmann
contact email:
helena.muehlmann@bmlfuw.gv.at
contact institute:
Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
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:
Brigitte Sasano
contact email:
brigitte.sasano@baw.at
contact institute:
Institute for Water Ecology, Fish Biology and Lake Ecology (IGF) Scharfling
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):
Schinegger, R., Aschauer, C., Mühlmann, H., Schmutz, S.
title:
MARS stressor and biological dataset on Drava & Mura River Basins (Austria)
year:
2016
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Schinegger R., Aschauer C., Mühlmann H. & Schmutz S.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Metadata: MARS multiple stressors and biological dataset of Drava & Mura Basins. Freshwater Metadata Journal 24: 1-8
year:
2017
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2017.24

reference 1:
author(s):
BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
title:
Nationaler Gewässerbewirtschaftungsplan 2015 - Entwurf. http://wisa.bmlfuw.gv.at/fachinformation/ngp/ngp-2015.html
year:
2015
reference 2:
author(s):
BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
title:
Nationaler Gewässerbewirtschaftungsplan 2009 - NGP 2009 (BMLFUW-UW.4.1.2/0011-I/4/2010) https://www.bmlfuw.gv.at/wasser/wasser-oesterreich/plan_gewaesser_ngp/nationaler_gewaesserbewirtschaftungsplan-ngp/ngp.html
year:
2010

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
southernmost latitude [°]:
46.6408
northernmost latitude [°]:
46.76153
westernmost longitude [°]:
12.92196
easternmost longitude [°]:
14.94884
        
minimum altitude:
237
 
metres
maximum altitude:
3798
 
metres
Europe: Austria
comments:
Environmental information based on entire Drava/Mura basins in Austria.
Group H: alpine climates
 
Europe:
Central & Western Europe
Alps (ER4), Dinaric Western Balkan (ER5)
ecosystem type:
rivers
2006
 
year to:
2015
comments:
Timeframe of biotic data 2006-2014, abiotic/stressor data from Austrian River Basin Management Plans 2009 and 2015.

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
31287
grid data available:
no
rivers (classification according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 high: >800 m, mid-altitude: 200 to 800 m
 exact altitudinal data available: yes
size typology based on catchment area:
 small: <100 km², medium: 100-1000 km²
 exact catchment size data available: yes
geology:
 calcareous, siliceous
 exact geological data available: no
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
9
example:
ATDRAU738
number of sites:
100 - 1000
525

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
no data available
environmental data:
available parameters per catchment:
catchment size
data source:
IHG database
available parameters per catchment:
presence of barriers/dams/reservoirs (fragmentation)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per catchment:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
information on embankment (incl. information on modification)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
information on channel form (incl. information on modification)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
information on cross section (incl. information on modification)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
information on water uses (e.g., irrigation, fish ponds)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
distance to next migration barrier upstream
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
distance to next migration barrier downstream
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
distance to the next lake upstream
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
river length
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
distance to source
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
distance to mouth
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
stream order (according to Strahler)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
slope
data source:
IHG database
available parameters per site:
altitude
data source:
IHG database
available parameters per site:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
available parameters per site:
information on instream habitat (incl. information on modification)
data source:
River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015
physico-chemistry data:
other physico-chemical parameters:
Chemical status available from River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015. Toxic substances available from River Basin Management Plans 2009 & 2015.
comments:
Detailed physico-chemistry data available upon request from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.
reference sites available:
yes
available stressor types:
stressorrestored sites availabledata before/after restoration availablestressor gradient availablecomments
eutrophication
no
no
yes
chemical status (WFD)
hydromorphological degradation
no
no
yes
hydromorphological status (WFD)
organic pollution
no
no
yes
chemical status (WFD)
toxic stress
no
no
no
toxic substances (WFD)
general degradation
no
no
yes
measured via ecological status (WFD)
hydrologic stress (e.g. impoundment, flow velocity reduction, hydropeaking, water abstraction, flow velocity increase)
no
no
yes
residual flow, hydropeaking, impoundments (WFD)
comments:
Various restoration studies in Upper Drava catchment conducted in the last 20 years, see http://www.life-drau.at and
Martina Humpel (2012): Metaanalyse von Eingriffen und deren Restaurationsmaßnahmen an der österreichischen Drau. Diplomarbeit / Masterarbeit - Institut für Hydrobiologie, Gewässermanagement (IHG), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 189. http://permalink.obvsg.at/bok/AC08907751

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
"Fish Database Austria" (FDBA, 2015), which is managed by the Institute for Water Ecology, Fish Biology and Lake Ecology (IGF) of the Federal Office of Water Management (BAW)
organism group addressed:
fish
comments:
http://www.baw.at/index.php/igf-leistungen/fischdatenbank.html

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2014
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
single date
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
family, genus, species
percentage of species level data:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Leitbildkatalog (BAW IGF, 2015)
http://www.baw.at/index.php/igf-download/1693-leitbildkatalog.html
full latin name
Thymallus thymallus
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
yes
525
electro fishing, wading
Haunschmid, R., Schotzko, N., Petz-Glechner, R., Honsig-Erlenburg, W., Schmutz, S., Spindler, T., Unfer, G., Wolfram, G., Bammer, V., Hundritsch, L., Prinz, H., Sasano, B. (2010). Leitfaden zur Erhebung der biologischen Qualitätselemente Teil A1 - Fische. Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Wien. ISBN: 978-3-85174-059-2 http://www.baw.at/index.php/igf-download/1694-leitfaden-zur-erhebung-der-biologischen-qualitaetselemente-teil-a1-fische.html
comments:

The fish based indicators include the Fish Index Austria (FIA) and its single metrics, an IBI that was developed for the assessment of the fish-ecological status in Austria according to the WFD needs. The FIA is composed of a number of core metrics. They include number of dominant species, number of subdominant species, number of rare species, number of habitat guilds (rheophilic, limnophilic, indifferent), number of reproductive guilds (lithophilic, phytophilic, psammophilic), fish region index and population age structure of dominant and subdominant species.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
catchments, river-sub-basins
dams/reservoirs/barriers
environmental variables (freshwater or terrestrial)
no
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
Datasets were screened and data mining was conducted within a related master thesis and within MARS WP 4 Drava basin analyses.
Aschauer, C. (2016): Distribution and patterns of multiple human stressors and their impacts on fish assemblages in the Austrian Drava and Mura River Basins. Master thesis, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
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