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Metadatabase view - dataset: Beysehir catchment (Turkey)

General information

dataset entry ID:
MARS_09
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Beysehir catchment (Turkey)
dataset short name:
TRBY
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
data type:
point data/observation data, vector data (shape files), descriptive data
short description of the dataset/summary:
This database contains climatic, hydrologic, water quality and biological information for the Lake Beysehir catchment, Turkey. The dataset includes meteorological data (precipitation, air temperature, wind speed, solar radiation, relative humidity), discharges for the main inflows and lake outflow, lake water level, water chemistry data for inflows and lake. In addition, lake biological data (phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish and macrophyte) is avaiable. Data was compiled during the METU-DPT-TEAB project, EU-FP7 REFRESH project and EU-FP7 MARS project .
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Agriculture, Climate Indicators, Land Surface, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
water quality, nutrients, water level, irrigation, phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish, macrophyte
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Farming, Biota, Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
Win 7
English
current access level:
internal
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
update level:
update planned
type:
others/specify
others/details:
no documentation
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Meryem
 
Beklioglu
phone:
+903122105155
email:
meryem@metu.edu.tr
institution:
Middle East Technical University
address:
ODTÜ Biyolojik Bilimler Çankaya
postal code, city:
06800
 
Ankara
country
Turkey
http://limnology.bio.metu.edu.tr/
technical contact person:

Tuba
 
Bucak
+903122105155
tuba.bucak@metu.edu.tr
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Meryem
 
Beklioglu
phone:
+903122105155
email:
meryem@metu.edu.tr

Intellectual property rights and citation

not published
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Meryem Beklioglu
contact email:
meryem@metu.edu.tr
contact institution:
Middle East Technical University
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
2
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works
contact email:
http://www.dsi.gov.tr/
contact institute:
General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works
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:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
contact email:
http://www.mgm.gov.tr/
contact institute:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
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):
Bucak Tuba, Beklioglu Meryem, Cakiroglu Ayse Idil, Erdogan Seyda, Levi Eti
title:
Database of the Lake Beysehir and its Catchment, Turkey
year:
2015
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Bucak T., Beklioglu M., Cakiroglu A.I., Erdogan S. & Levi E.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Metadata of the Lake Beysehir and Its Catchment, Turkey. Freshwater Metadata Journal 11: 1-8
year:
2016
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2016.11

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
Asia
southernmost latitude [°]:
37.20
northernmost latitude [°]:
38.20
westernmost longitude [°]:
31.09
easternmost longitude [°]:
32.08
        
minimum altitude:
1027
 
metres
maximum altitude:
2958
 
metres
Asia: Turkey
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds, wetlands
2010
 
year to:
2012

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
rivers (classification according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 high: >800 m
size typology based on catchment area:
 large: 1000-10000 km²
lakes (classification mainly according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 high: >800 m
depth typology based on mean depth:
 3-15m
size typology based on surfcae area:
 0,5 to 1 km², 1 to 10 km², 10 to 100 km², > 100 km²
geology:
 calcareous
trophic state:
stratification:
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
<100
15

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
available per:
per catchment
available parameters:
mean annual temperature January, July
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
mean annual temperature for each month
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
minimal, maximal and mean winter and summer temperatures
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
daily air temperatures
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
mean annual precipitation
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
winter and summer precipitation
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
evaporation
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
mean discharge
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
available parameters:
solar radiation, wind speed, relative humidity
data source:
Turkish State Meteorological Service
comments:
Most of the meteorological data is available from 1990s.
environmental data:
available parameters per catchment:
catchment size
data source:
Republic of Turkey ministry of forestry and water affairs
available parameters per catchment:
catchment land cover/land use
data source:
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, CORINE 2006
available parameters per catchment:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
General Directorate Of State Hydraulic Works
available parameters per site:
catchment land use upstream of sampling site
data source:
CORINE 2006
available parameters per site:
information on water uses (e.g., irrigation, fish ponds)
data source:
General Directorate Of State Hydraulic Works
available parameters per site:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
General Directorate Of State Hydraulic Works
available parameters per site:
discharge
data source:
General Directorate Of State Hydraulic Works
comments:
Water level data is available from beginning of 1900s, while water discharge data mostly available from 1993.
physico-chemistry data:
total P, total dissolved P, nitrate, nitrite, total N, ammonium, alkalinity, oxygen content, water temperature, pH, conductivity, chlorophyll, Secci disc depth, suspended solids
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
mean values per site
comments:
Physico-chemical data was obtained through sampling conducted between 2010-2012 during the METU-DPT-TEAB project and EU-FP7 REFRESH project.


reference sites available:
no
available stressor types:
stressorrestored sites availabledata before/after restoration availablestressor gradient availablecomments
eutrophication
no
no
no
 
hydrologic stress (e.g. impoundment, flow velocity reduction, hydropeaking, water abstraction, flow velocity increase)
no
no
yes
 

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
METU-DPT-TEAB and EU FP7 REFRESH project
organism group addressed:
fish, zooplankton, phytoplankton, macrophytes

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2010 - 2012
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
90
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
No standardised taxalist available.
Taxa are listed with species name.
Pseudorasbora parva
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
2
Fish sampling was performed with Lundgren multi-mesh gill nets (length 30 m; height 1.5 m; 12 panels with mesh sizes of 5.0, 6.25, 8.0, 10.0, 12.5, 15.5, 19.5, 24.0, 29.0, 35.0, 43.0 and 55.0 mm). The nets were set overnight (for 12 hours) in both the littoral zone and pelagic zone. Fish were counted, measured (total length), and weighed (fresh mass).

zooplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2010 - 2012
palaeo data:
yes
season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per month
time series data:
no
comments:
Samplings were conducted monthly between April 2010-March 2012.
taxonomic resolution:
genus
percentage of species level data:
90
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
No standardised taxalist available.
Taxa are listed with genus name.
Daphnia
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
yes
22
20 liter of water taken from the deepest point of the lake is filtered in the field with 20 µg filter equipment and preserved in 4% lugol solution. Zooplankton are counted under the microscope at genus level. To calculate biomass, body length of the at least 25 individuals from all taxa are measured when it is possible.
pelagic

phytoplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2010 - 2012
historical data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per month
time series data:
yes
comments:
Samplings were conducted monthly between April 2010-March 2012.
taxonomic resolution:
genus
percentage of species level data:
90
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
No standardised taxalist available.
Taxa are listed with genus name.
Scenedesmus
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
yes
22
Water sample was taken from the deepest point of the lake and preserved in 2% lugol solution. Samples are counted according to Utermöhl method under the inverted microscope at genus level. To calculate biovolume, dimensions of at least 25 individuals from all taxa are measured when possible.

macrophytes

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2010 - 2012
historical data:
yes
palaeo data:
yes
season:
summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
comments:
Samplings were performed in summer 2010 and summer 2012.
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
90
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
No standardised taxalist available.
Taxa are listed with species name.
Potamogeton pectinatus
sample specifications:
semi-quantitative
yes
2
Aquatic macrophytes (floating-leaved, submerged plants) were surveyed along parallel transect lines spaced out at even intervals around the lake. PVI% (Plant volume infested) was calculated using plant surface coverage, height and water depth.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
catchments, river-sub-basins
land use
yes
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
no
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