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Metadatabase view - dataset: Midden-Limburg Fish Ponds Survey

General information

dataset entry ID:
SF_12
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Midden-Limburg Fish Ponds Survey
dataset short name:
Midden-Limburg Survey
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The Midden-Limburg pond dataset contains data on local habitat conditions and taxonomic community composition of multiple aquatic organism groups (phytoplankton, zooplankton, aquatic vegetation, macro-invertebrates and fish) from 38 interconnected fish ponds in the fish pond complex Midden-Limburg (Limburg, Belgium). The selection of fish ponds represents five different pond management types.
science keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Biological Classification, Land Surface, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
keywords:
fish ponds, occurrences, environmental conditions, pond management, Belgium
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
all operating systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/manage/resource?r=midden-limburg
currently available through GBIF:
yes
exchange planned:
no
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
already published through BioFresh
media for data delivery:
BioFresh IPT (IPT)
http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/
update level:
completed
type:
manual
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
Vlaams Brabant
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:
6
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:
Joachim Mergeay
contact email:
joachim.mergeay@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.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Tom De Bie
contact email:
tom.debie@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 4
contact name:
Jeroen Van Wichelen
contact email:
jeroen.vanwichelen@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.

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.

data contributor/owner 6
contact name:
Steven A.J. Declerck
contact email:
S.Declerck@nioo.knaw.nl
contact institute:
NIOO
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., De Wever, A., Mergeay, J., De Bie, T., Ercken, D., Van Wichelen, J., Declerck, S.A.J. & De Meester, L.
title:
Biodiversity in interconnected Belgian man-made fish ponds representing different pond management types
year:
2017
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Lemmens P., Mergeay J., Ercken D., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J., Declerck S.A.J. & De Meester L.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Database on local environmental conditions and biodiversity in fish ponds in Midden-Limburg, Belgium. Freshwater Metadata Journal 27: 1-8
year:
2017
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2017.27

reference 1:
author(s):
Lemmens, P., Declerck, S.A.J, Mergeay, J., De Bie, T., Van Wichelen, J. & De Meester, L.
title:
How to maximally support local and regional biodiversity in applied conservation? Insights from pond management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538
year:
2013
doi:
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538
reference 2:
author(s):
Lemmens, P., Mergeay, J., Van Wichelen, J., De Meester, L. & Declerck, S.A.J
title:
The impact of conservation management on the community composition of multiple organism groups in eutrophic interconnected man-made ponds. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139371.
year:
2015
doi:
doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0139371

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
scale of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
southernmost latitude [°]:
51801.47
northernmost latitude [°]:
52315.24
westernmost longitude [°]:
505824.47
easternmost longitude [°]:
505969.98
        
Europe: Belgium
Group D: continental/microthermal climate
 
Europe:
Central & Western Europe
Western Plains (ER13)
ecosystem type:
lakes/ponds
2006
 
year to:
2007

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
number of digits:
3
example:
BK7, K1
number of sites:
<100
38

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
no data available
environmental data:
no parameter data per catchment available
available parameters per site:
management type
data source:
Lemmens et al., 2013
comments:
See Lemmens et al. (2013) or more details on the different pond management types.
physico-chemistry data:
total P, total N, oxygen content, water temperature, pH, conductivity, chlorophyll, Secci disc depth, suspended solids, substrate
other physico-chemical parameters:
Percentage of pond surface covered with submerged, floating and emergent vegetation, and pond size.
availability of physico-chemical data, if there is more than one sample per site:
mean values per site
reference sites available:
no
no stressor data available

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling; specify project:
TWOL research project (LIM/AMINAL/AN/LIM/2004/10)
organism group addressed:
fish, macro-invertebrates (Mollusca, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera, Chironomidae), zooplankton (Cladocera), phytoplankton, macrophytes

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2007
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
taxonomic resolution:
species
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
FishBase
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
comments:

For details see Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J, Mergeay J., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J. & De Meester L., 2013. How to Maximally Support Local and Regional Biodiversity in Applied Conservation? Insights from Pond Management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538

macro-invertebrates

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2007
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
spring, summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
other
comments:
Ephemeropterans, Hemiptera and Mollusca were identified to species level. Determination of Diptera was done up to family level. Other organisms were only sorted to higher taxomic levels and counted (Acari and Hirudinea to subclass, Trichoptera and Lepidoptera to order).
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
De Pauw N. & Vannevel R. (1991)
De Pauw N. & Vannevel R., 1991. Macro-invertebraten en waterkwaliteit. Antwerpen: Stichting Leefmilieu.
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
comments:

For details see Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J, Mergeay J., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J. & De Meester L., 2013. How to Maximally Support Local and Regional Biodiversity in Applied Conservation? Insights from Pond Management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538

zooplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2007
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
summer
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
other
comments:
Cladocera were identified to species level using Flössner (2000) and counted. Daphnia galeata (Sars) and D. longispina (Müller) were considered as one taxon. Copepoda were divided in two main groups (Cyclopoids and Calanoids) and counted.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Flössner D. (2000)
Flössner D., 2000. Die Haplopoda und Cladocera Mitteleuropas Leiden. Backhuys Publishers.
sample specifications:
quantitative (abundance data)
no
comments:

For details see Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J, Mergeay J., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J. & De Meester L., 2013. How to Maximally Support Local and Regional Biodiversity in Applied Conservation? Insights from Pond Management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538

phytoplankton

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2007
historical data:
no
season:
summer
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
genus
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
John et al. (2002)
John D.M., Whitton B.A., Brook A.J., 2002. The freshwater algal flora of the British isles. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
sample specifications:
semi-quantitative
comments:

For details see Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J, Mergeay J., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J. & De Meester L., 2013. How to Maximally Support Local and Regional Biodiversity in Applied Conservation? Insights from Pond Management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538

macrophytes

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2006 - 2007
historical data:
no
palaeo data:
no
season:
summer
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per year
time series data:
no
taxonomic resolution:
species
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Lambinon et al. (1983)
Lambinon J., De Langhe J.-E. , Delvosalle L., Duvigneaud J., 1983. Flora van België, het Groothertogdom Luxemburg, Noord-Frankrijk en de aangrenzende gebieden (Pteridofyten en Spermatofyten). Een uitgave van het Patrimonium van de Nationale Plantentuin van België.
sample specifications:
semi-quantitative
comments:

For details see Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J, Mergeay J., De Bie T., Van Wichelen J. & De Meester L., 2013. How to Maximally Support Local and Regional Biodiversity in Applied Conservation? Insights from Pond Management. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072538

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
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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