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Metadatabase view - dataset: Flemish rivers phytoplankton

General information

dataset entry ID:
SF_19
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Flemish rivers phytoplankton
full name of the datast (original/national language):
Flemish rivers phytoplankton
dataset short name:
Flemish rivers
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
Monitoring data from Flemish rivers and channels. The data contains phytoplankton counts of Flemish rivers and channels.
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:
Environmental monitoring facilities, Species distribution
own science keywords:
phytoplankton, rivers, Flanders
funding:
INBO, VMM

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
csv
operating system:
all Windows systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
currently available through GBIF:
yes
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
no
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
yes
update level:
completed
type:
internal description
language:
Dutch
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Jeroen
 
Van Wichelen
phone:
+32 02 525 02 77
email:
jeroen.vanwichelen@inbo.be
institution:
Instituut natuur- en bosonderzoek (INBO)
address:
Kliniekstraat 25
postal code, city:
1070
 
Anderlecht
country
Belgium
technical contact person:
Jeroen
 
Van Wichelen
+32 02 525 02 77
jeroen.vanwichelen@inbo.be
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Jeroen
 
Van Wichelen
phone:
+32 02 525 02 77
email:
jeroen.vanwichelen@inbo.be

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Wim Vyverman
contact email:
wim.vyverman@ugent.be
contact institution:
Ghent University
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
2
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Wim Vyverman
contact email:
wim.vyverman@ugent.be
contact institute:
Ghent University
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:
Jeroen Vanwichelen
contact email:
jeroen.vanwichelen@inbo.be
contact institute:
Ghent University
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):
Van Wichelen, J., Fagot, M., Lavens, F. & Vyverman, W.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Fytoplanktonanalyses van een aantal Vlaamse waterlopen ten behoeve van de Europese Kaderrichtlijn Water (VMM.ARW.001.2008)
year:
2008
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15468/e2l81a
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Sweetlove M., Van Wichelen J., Verleyen E. & Vyverman W.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Flemish rivers phytoplankton. Freshwater Metadata Journal 39: 1-4
year:
2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.39

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
countries:
Europe: Belgium
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
European ecoregions according to Illies (WFD):
Western Plains (ER13)
ecosystem type:
rivers
covered timeframe:
year from
2007
 
year to:
2007

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
grid data available:
no
 
number of sites:
<100

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
Vlaamse Mileumaatschappij VMM.ARW.001.2008
specify method:
organism group addressed:
phytoplankton

Sample resolution

phytoplankton

taxonomic resolution:
genus
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
no reference taxalist used
coding system:
no coding
sample specifications:
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
Water bodies were monthly sampled during the growing season of a one-year period from a bridge of the shore using a bucket. Each time, a 250ml subsample fixed using 125µl alcalic lugol, 6.25ml borax buffered formaldehyde (35%) and 250µm sodium thiosulfate (5 %). Samples were kept dark and cool until microscopic analysis, which was executed according to the European CEN-standard (EN 15204, 2006). In this method, a known volume of the sample was concentrated in a cuvet, after which different phytoplankton taxa were identified along a transect using an inverted microscope (Wild M40). When too much detritus was present, samples were coloured using Bengal red, to enable recognizing cells. For each sample, at least 250 individuals were counted, which was used to calculate the number of individuals per ml. Colonies were counted as one individual.

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?
no
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