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Title

Metadata describing the biological and environmental database of the Ruhr catchment (Germany)

Author(s)

Alexander Gieswein

Abstract

The database of the EU project MARS contains point data of macroinvertebrates, fish and macrophytes including hydromorphological, physico-chemical and land use information. Most biotic and physico-chemical data have been collected as part of an extensive national monitoring survey. Land use infromation (ATKIS land cover data) was GIS-based generated for fixed buffer strips with different widths and lengths.

Keywords

Ruhr basin, fish, macroinvertebrates, macrophytes , land use, hydromorphology, physico-chemical parameters, freshwater, rivers

How to cite this article

Gieswein A., 2016. Metadata describing the biological and environmental database of the Ruhr catchment (Germany). Freshwater Metadata Journal 14: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2016.14

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