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Metadatabase view - dataset: De Maten fish ponds

General information

dataset entry ID:
SF_11
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
De Maten fish ponds
dataset short name:
De Maten
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
specify:
ponds, occurrences, environment, Belgium
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The De Maten pond dataset contains data on local pond conditions and taxonomic community composition of phytoplankton, zooplankton, macro-invertebrates and fish from 34 interconnected fish ponds in the "De Maten" nature reserve (Limburg, Belgium).
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Habitats and biotopes
own science keywords:
fish ponds, phytoplankton, zooplankton, macro-invertebrates, fish
funding:
National Fund of Scientific Research, Flanders, grant G.0358.01

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:
already published through the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal
update level:
completed
type:
scientific paper
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Luc
 
De Meester
email:
luc.demeester@kuleuven.be
institution:
KU Leuven
address:
Ch. Deberiotstraat 32
postal code, city:
3000
 
Leuven
country
Belgium
technical contact person:
Luc
 
De Meester
luc.demeester@kuleuven.be
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Luc
 
De Meester
email:
luc.demeester@kuleuven.be

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Pieter Lemmens
contact email:
pieter.lemmens@kuleuven.be
contact institution:
KU Leuven
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
5
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Pieter Lemmens
contact email:
pieter.lemmens@kuleuven.be
contact institute:
KU Leuven
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 2
contact name:
Karl Cottenie
contact email:
cottenie@uoguelph.ca
contact institute:
University of Guelph
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.

comments:
This person was working at KU Leuven, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at time of data collection.
data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Frank Van de Meutter
contact email:
frank.vandemeutter@inbo.be
contact institute:
INBO
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.

comments:
This person was working at KU Leuven, Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at time of data collection.
data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Pieter Vanormelingen
contact email:
pieter.vanormelingen@natuurpunt.be
contact institute:
Natuurpunt
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.

comments:
This person was working at Ghent University, Protistology and Aquatic Ecology Evolution and Conservation at time of data collection.
data contributor/owner 5
contact name:
Luc De Meester
contact email:
luc.demeester@kuleuven.be
contact institute:
KU Leuven
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.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Lemmens, P., Cottenie, K., Van de Meutter, F., Vanormelingen, P. & De Meester, L.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Biodiversity in interconnected fish ponds in "De Maten" nature reserve, Belgium
year:
2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15468/tjbpz7
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Lemmens P., Cottenie K., Van de Meutter F., Vanormelingen P. & De Meester L.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Database of interconnected fish ponds in De Maten Nature Reserve, Belgium. Freshwater Metadata Journal 30: 1-8
year:
2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.30

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Cottenie, K., Michels, E., Nuytten, N. & De Meester, L.
title:
Zooplankton metacommunity structure: regional vs. local processes in highly interconnected ponds. Ecology 84: 991-1000.
year:
2003
reference 2:
author(s):
Van de Meutter, F., De Meester, L. & Stoks, R.
title:
Metacommunity structure of pond macroinvertebrates: effects of dispersal mode and generation time. Ecology 88: 1687-1695.
year:
2007
reference 3:
author(s):
Vanormelingen, P., Cottenie, K., Michels, E., Muylaert, K., Vyverman, W. & De Meester L.
title:
The relative importance of dispersal and local processes in structuring phytoplankton communities in a set of highly interconnected ponds. Freshwater Biology 53: 2170-2183.
year:
2008

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
49.4969821
northernmost latitude [°]:
51.5516667
westernmost longitude [°]:
2.3889137
easternmost longitude [°]:
6.408097
        
countries:
Europe: Belgium
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Europe:
Central & Western Europe
European ecoregions according to Illies (WFD):
Western Plains (ER13)
ecosystem type:
lakes/ponds
covered timeframe:
year from
1996
 
year to:
2003

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
ecosystem type classification:
lakes (classification mainly according to WFD):
depth typology based on mean depth:
 < 3 m
site coding:
site coding available:
yes
numerical
number of digits:
2
example:
10
number of sites:
<100
exact number of sites:
34

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
no climate data available
environmental data:
no environmental data per catchment available
available parameters per site:
information on riparian vegetation (incl. information on modification)
data source:
visual inspection
available parameters per site:
mean depth
data source:
as determined during sampling
comments:
Additionally: coverage with submerged aquatic vegeation.
physico-chemical data:
total P, total N, oxygen content, pH, conductivity, chlorophyll, Secci disc depth
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
mean values per site
stressors influencing the sites:
no stressor data available

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
PhD research
specify method:
organism group addressed:
fish, macro-invertebrates (Mollusca, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Coleoptera, Trichoptera, Chironomidae), zooplankton, phytoplankton

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
1996 - 2002
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:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
FishBase
reference(s):
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. Editors. 2018. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (06/2018).
sample specifications:
quantitative
replicate samples:
no
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
For details see Cottenie et al. (2003) and Van de Meutter et al. (2007).
reference(s):
Cottenie, K., Michels, E., Nuytten, N. & De Meester, L., 2003. Zooplankton metacommunity structure: regional vs. local processes in highly interconnected ponds. Ecology 84: 991-1000. Van de Meutter F., De Meester, L. & Stoks, R., 2007. Metacommunity structure of pond macroinvertebrates: effects of dispersal mode and generation time. Ecology 88: 1687-1695.

macro-invertebrates

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2001 - 2003
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer, autumn
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
family, species
percentage of species level data:
90
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
De Pauw, N. & Vannevel, R. (1991)
reference(s):
De Pauw, N. & Vannevel, R., 1991. Macro-invertebraten en waterkwaliteit. Antwerpen: Stichting Leefmilieu.
sample specifications:
quantitative
replicate samples:
no
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
For details see Van de Meutter et al. (2007).
reference(s):
Van de Meutter, F., De Meester, L. & Stoks, R., 2007. Metacommunity structure of pond macroinvertebrates: effects of dispersal mode and generation time. Ecology 88: 1687-1695.

zooplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
1996 - 1998
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:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Flössner, D. (2000)
reference(s):
Flössner, D., 2000. Die Haplopoda und Cladocera Mitteleuropas Leiden. Backhuys Publishers.
sample specifications:
quantitative
replicate samples:
no
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
For details see Cottenie et al. (2003).
reference(s):
Cottenie, K., Michels, E., Nuytten, N. & De Meester, L., 2003. Zooplankton metacommunity structure: regional vs. local processes in highly interconnected ponds. Ecology 84: 991-1000.

phytoplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
1998 - 1998
historical data:
no
season:
summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
genus
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
John et al. (2002)
reference(s):
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J., 2002. The freshwater algal flora of the British isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
sample specifications:
quantitative
replicate samples:
no
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
For details see Vanormelingen et al. (2008).
reference(s):
Vanormelingen, P., Cottenie, K., Michels, E., Muylaert, K., Vyverman, W. & De Meester, L., 2008. The relative importance of dispersal and local processes in structuring phytoplankton communities in a set of highly interconnected ponds. Freshwater Biology 53: 2170-2183.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
no data available
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 were checked using the GBIF species list. In addition, the quality of data has been checked with the phwhip validator.
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