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Metadatabase view - dataset: Fish data of the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012

General information

dataset entry ID:
SF_6
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Fish data of the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012
dataset short name:
Meuse River fish dataset
type of dataset (more information):
species distribution data
specify:
fish relative abundance
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
During 23 years, 3 institutions sampled fish in the Belgian part of the River Meuse with two distincts methodologies.

Data were provided by the survey of fish passages in fish ladders at Tailfer (upstream Namur) and Lixhe (downstream Liège) over the 1989-2012 period (Matondo & Ovidio 2016). Fish were collected daily in a trap placed in the upper pool of the ladder when the migration peaks occurred, and twice a week outside the major migration period. All the fish species were identified and species abundances were estimated without taking into account the juveniles and the youngs-of-the-year. Annual fish abundances were expressed as monthly averages.

Data from Hastière, Andenne and Visé were provided by electrofishing from a boat along the banks in 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Abundances were expressed as number of individuals per 100m² of river sampled.

Environmental and invertebrate data of the River Meuse are also available as separate datasets.

keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Environmental monitoring facilities, Habitats and biotopes
own science keywords:
Fish pass survey, long term monitoring, roach decrease
related project:
Planctonic resources decrease, and habitat alterations, which consequences for the functioning of communities? University of Namur
funding:
We would like to thank the SPW (Belgium) for providing the data corresponding to their Meuse River monitoring programs. This work was funded by the University of Namur and Liege.

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
Win 7
English
current access level:
internal
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:
already published through the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal
update level:
completed
type:
scientific paper
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Adrien
 
Latli
phone:
+32 (0)81 72 42 87
email:
adrien.latli@unamur.be
institution:
University of Namur - URBE
address:
Rue Bruxelles, 61
postal code, city:
5000
 
Namur
country
Belgium
technical contact person:
Adrien
 
Latli
081 72 42 87
adrien.latli@unamur.be
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Patrick
 
Kestemont
phone:
+32 (0)81 72 43 63
email:
patrick.kestemonti@unamur.be

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Latli Adrien
contact email:
adrien.latli@unamur.be
contact institution:
patrick.kestemont@unamur.be
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
3
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Latli Adrien
contact email:
adrien.latli@unamur.be; patrick.kestemont@unamur.be
contact institute:
University of Namur
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:
Ovidio Michael
contact email:
M.Ovidio@ulg.ac.be
contact institute:
University Liege
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 3
contact name:
SPW-Direction de la chasse et la pêche
contact email:
DNF.DGRNE@mrw.wallonie.be
contact institute:
SPW-Direction de la chasse et la pêche
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):
Latli, A., Ovidio, M., & Kestemont, P.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Fish abundance evolution in the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012.
year:
2017
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15468/vw7apf
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Latli A., Ovidio M. & Kestemont P.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Fish data of the Belgian River Meuse from 1989 to 2012. Freshwater Metadata Journal 33: 1-5
year:
2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2018.33

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Latli, A., Descy, J.-P., Mondy, C., Floury, M., Viroux, L., Otjacques, W., Marescaux, J., Depiereux, E., Ovidio, M., Usseglio-Polatera, P. & Kestemont, P.
title:
Long-term trends in trait structure of riverine communities facing predation risk increase and trophic resource decline. Ecological Applications 27(8): 2458-2474.
year:
2017
doi:
https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1621
reference 2:
author(s):
Matondo, B.N. & Ovidio, M.
title:
Dynamics of upstream movements of the European eel Anguilla anguilla in an inland area of the River Meuse over the last 20 years. Environmental Biology of Fishes 99 (2-3): 223-235.
year:
2016

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Europe
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
50°9'
northernmost latitude [°]:
50°45'
westernmost longitude [°]:
4°49'
easternmost longitude [°]:
5°41'
        
minimum altitude:
49
 
metres
maximum altitude:
100
 
metres
countries:
Europe: Belgium
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group C: temperate/mesothermal climates
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Europe:
Central & Western Europe
European ecoregions according to Illies (WFD):
Western Plains (ER13)
ecosystem type:
rivers
covered timeframe:
year from
1989
 
year to:
2012

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
<100
exact number of sites:
3

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
Saumon Meuse and FEP-Meuse
specify method:
organism group addressed:
fish

Sample resolution

fish

taxonomic resolution:
species
percentage of species level data:
100
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
FishBase
reference(s):
The information in the species table has been derived from more than 3,500 references such as the FAO Species Catalogues (e.g. Nielsen et al. 1999), the Indo-Pacific Fishes Series (e.g. Randall 2000), other taxonomic revisions, (e.g. Pietsch and Grobecker 1987) as well as faunal checklists such as Daget et al. (1984, 1990), Shao et al. (1992). Kottelat et al. (1993), Smith and Heemstra (1995), Myers (1999) and Smith-Vaniz et al. (1999).
coding system:
no coding used
sample specifications:
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
During 23 years, 3 institutions sampled fish in the Belgian part of the River Meuse with two distincts methodologies: - 2 multispecies fish ladders were monitored at Tailfer and Lixhe. Fish were collected in a trap placed in the upper pool of the ladder, every day when the migration peaks occurred, and twice a week outside the major migration period. All species were quantified and identified at the specie level, except for the young of the year of all species. Fish abundance was expressed as monthly average. - 2000 meters of river were sampled at 3 sites, Hastière, Andenne and Visé, by electrofishing from a boat along the banks in 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. All species were quantified, measured and identified to specie level. Abundances were expressed as number of individuals per 100m² of river sampled.

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:
We performed a number of systematic checks using the OpenRefine software.
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