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Metadatabase view - dataset: Sorraia catchment (Portugal)

General information

dataset entry ID:
MARS_10
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Sorraia catchment (Portugal)
dataset short name:
Sorraia
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
data type:
point data/observation data, vector data (shape files)
short description of the dataset/summary:
The database presented here contains general and specific information for the Sorraia river basin in Portugal, compiled whithin the context of the FP7 MARS Project. The information is based on multiple datasets from multiple sources and contains data on hydrology, climate, water quality, geomorphological pressures and several biotic elements, including fish, macroinvertebrates, macrophytes and diatoms. The main source of information is the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA) from the Ministry of the Environment, Territory and Energy.
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Agriculture, Biosphere, Climate Indicators, Land Surface, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
climate, fish, hydrology, land use, macroinvertebrates, nutrients, river habitat, surface water, water quality
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
Win 8/8.1
English
current access level:
internal
not available
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
no
update level:
continuously updated
type:
others/specify
others/details:
no documentation available
contact details:
metadata contact person:

first, last name:
Pedro
 
Segurado
phone:
+351 21 3653380
email:
psegurado@isa.ulisboa.pt
institution:
Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa
address:
Tapada da Ajuda
postal code, city:
1349-017
 
Lisbon
Lisbon
country
Portugal
technical contact person:

Pedro
 
Segurado
+351 21 3653380
psegurado@isa.ulisboa.pt
scientific contact person:

first, last name:
Pedro
 
Segurado
phone:
+351 21 3653380
email:
psegurado@isa.ulisboa.pt

Intellectual property rights and citation

not published
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Pedro Segurado
contact email:
psegurado@isa.ulisboa.pt
contact institution:
Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
single
criteria for using this dataset:
The dataset needs to be requested from dataset creator with specific conditions of use.
citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Pedro Segurado, Carina Almeida, José Maria Santos, Ramiro Neves & Teresa Ferreira
title:
Biological and environmental database of Sorraia catchment, Portugal
year:
2014
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Segurado P., Almeida C., Santos J. M., Neves R. & Ferreira M. T.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Biological and environmental database of Sorraia catchment (Portugal). Freshwater Metadata Journal 5: 1-10
year:
2015
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2015.5

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
Europe
southernmost latitude [°]:
38.58
northernmost latitude [°]:
39.50
westernmost longitude [°]:
-8.99
easternmost longitude [°]:
-7.242
        
minimum altitude:
3
 
metres
maximum altitude:
380
 
metres
Europe: Portugal
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
 
Europe:
Southern Iberia, Western Iberia
Iberic-Macaronesian Region (ER1)
ecosystem type:
rivers, lakes/ponds
1990
 
year to:
2014

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
yes
resolution:
500
unit:
m
rivers (classification according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 lowland: <200 m
size typology based on catchment area:
 large: 1000-10000 km²
geology:
 siliceous
lakes (classification mainly according to WFD):
altitude typology:
 mid-altitude: 200 to 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
geology:
 exact geological data available: no
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
6
example:
DQA004
number of sites:
<100
65

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
available per:
per catchment
spatial resolution of the data (if not catchment/site related):
others/specify
available parameters:
mean annual temperature January, July
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
mean annual temperature for each month
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
minimal, maximal and mean winter and summer temperatures
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
daily air temperatures
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
mean annual precipitation
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
winter and summer precipitation
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
evaporation
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
mean discharge
data source:
ARBVS; weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters:
Solar radiation, humidity, wind speed
data source:
weather station, SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
environmental data:
available parameters per catchment:
catchment size
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per catchment:
catchment land cover/land use
data source:
GSE Land M2.1, Corine2006, Global Cover 2006
available parameters per catchment:
population density
available parameters per catchment:
presence of barriers/dams/reservoirs (fragmentation)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per catchment:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
catchment land use upstream of sampling site
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
information on embankment (incl. information on modification)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
information on channel form (incl. information on modification)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
information on cross section (incl. information on modification)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
distance to next migration barrier upstream
data source:
EFI+ Project
available parameters per site:
distance to next migration barrier downstream
data source:
EFI+ Project
available parameters per site:
distance to the next lake upstream
data source:
EFI+ Project
available parameters per site:
river length
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
distance to source
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
distance to mouth
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
stream order (according to Strahler)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
slope
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
altitude
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
hydrological regime/flow regime
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
mean depth
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
wetted width
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
available parameters per site:
information on instream habitat (incl. information on modification)
data source:
SNIRH (National Water Resources Institute)
physico-chemistry data:
total P, nitrate, nitrite, total N, ammonium, TOC (total organic carbon), oxygen content, chlorophyll, Secci disc depth, thermocline depth, sediment/soil parameters
other physico-chemical parameters:
Data on lake's trophic state and stratification are available
reference sites available:
no
no stressor data available

Biological data

biological data origin:
general compilation; specify method:
report search
organism group addressed:
fish, macro-invertebrates (Mollusca, Crayfish, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera, Coleoptera, Trichoptera, Chironomidae), (benthic) diatoms, macrophytes

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
1994 - 2009
historical data:
yes
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
For most sites only one fishing occasion is available.
time series data:
no
comments:
Historical data includes records on the presence of diadromous fish from the 18th and 19th century.
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Kottelat & Freyhof (2007)
Kottelat M. & Freyhof J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin, 646 pp.
3 initials of the genus and species names with an undescore separator
Sal_tru
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
65
Sites were sampled by electrofishing during lowflow periods employing standard European methods (EN, 2003), mostly by wading. There is only one sample per site available.
EN 14011, 2003. Water Quality - Sampling of Fish with Electricity. Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN).

macro-invertebrates

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2010 - 2011
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
family
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
not specified
family name
Corixidae
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
8
Sampling was based on methodology defined by the former Portuguese water authorities (INAG, 2008): six trawls (1m length and 0.25 m width), proportionally distributed throughout the available habitats.
INAG, I.P. 2008. Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais segundo a Directiva Quadro da Água. Protocolo de amostragem e análise para os macroinvertebrados bentónicos. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, Lisboa.
comments:

More sites are expected to be included soon.

(benthic) diatoms

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2004 - 2011
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Identification followed Krammer and Lange-Bertalot (1986, 1988, 1991a, 1991b).
Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H., 1986. Bacillariophyceae. Naviculaceae. Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 1. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart. Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H., 1986. Bacillariophyceae. Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 2. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart. Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H., 1986. Bacillariophyceae. Centrales, Fragilariaceae, Eunoticeae. Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 3. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart. Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H., 1986. Bacillariophyceae. Achnanthaceae. Kristische Ergänzungen zu Navicula (Lineolatae) und Gomphonema, Gesamtliteraturverzeichnis. Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 4. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart.
species name
Achnanthes brevipes
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
12
Samples were collected according to standard methods (EN, 2003; Kelly et al., 1998). Counting of the diatom cells followed standard procedures (EN, 2004) with a minimum of 400 valves identified and counted.
EN 13946, 2003. Water quality - guidance standard for the routine sampling and pretreatment of benthic diatoms for rivers. Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN). EN 14407, 2004. Water quality - guidance standard for the identification, enumeration and interpretation of benthic diatom samples from running waters. Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN). Kelly M.G., Cazaubon A., Coring E., Dell'Uommo A., Ector L., Goldsmith B., et al., 1998. Recommendations for the routine sampling of diatoms for water quality assessments in Europe. Journal of Applied Phycology 10: 215-224.
comments:

More sites are expected to be included soon.

macrophytes

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2004 - 2005
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
98
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Many different sources were used.
Castroviejo S. et al. (coor.), 1986-2012. Flora Iberica. Plantas vasculares de la Península Ibérica, e Islas Baleares. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC. Madrid. Franco J.A., 1971-1984. Nova Flora de Portugal (Continente e Açores), Author Edition. Lisboa. Franco J.A. & Rocha-Afonso M.L. 1994 -1998. Nova Flora de Portugal (Continente e Açores), Escolar Editora. Lisboa. Tutin T.G., Heywood V.H., Burgess N.A., Moore D.M., Valentine D.H., Walters S.M. & Webb D.A. (eds). 1964-1993. Flora Europaea. Cambridge University Press, UK.
species name
Agrostis stolonifera
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
16
Sampling methods were based on the European standards EN14184 (2003) and EN14996 (2006), and adaptations can be found in the Sampling Survey Guidebook for Macrophytes (Instituto da Água IP, 2008). Surveyors waded upstream within the channel in a zig-zag manner, re-wading downstream to ensure that all the species were recorded and to confirm species abundance (measured as percentage cover). If channel access was hazardous, surveying was done by walking along the banks. Surveys include mainly vascular plant species and bryophyte, some macroalgae were identified.
INAG, I.P. 2008. Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais segundo a Directiva Quadro da Água. Protocolo de amostragem e análise para os macrófitos. Ministério do Ambiente, Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, Lisboa.
Survey area included the in-stream river part that is under water or temporarily exposed under conditions of dry-water flow or for longer periods under certain natural conditions.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shapes related to the dataset:
species distribution
hydrological information (as HydroSHEDS)
catchments, river-sub-basins
land use
dams/reservoirs/barriers
environmental variables (freshwater or terrestrial)
climatic variables (current and predictions)
yes
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
no
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