Macroinvertebrate Data BOKU

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Point data of EPT species throughout Austria including environmental information & geographical coordinates; source: diploma thesis data from the database of the working group "Benthic Ecology & Ecological Status Assessment", University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; the dataset contains 1210 points of occurrence.

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Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Working Group Benthic Ecology & Ecological Quality Assessment, IHG-BOKU Vienna (publisher) (2013): Macroinvertebrate Data BOKU. Published on, accessed on [date]. Data from several diploma/phD thesis; for exact citation please contact:


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 876b1d7c-de82-4b7f-81a1-d663101784b2.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.


benthic macroinvertebrates; EPT; rivers; Austria; rivers; Biosphere; Biological Classification; Biota; Environment; Inland Waters; Occurrence


Wolfram Graf
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Max Emanuel-Strasse 17
1180 Vienna
+43 1 47654 5221
Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber
  • Metadata Provider
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Max Emanuel-Strasse 17
+43 1 47654 5225
Robert Vogl
  • Programmer
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Max Emanuel-Strasse 17
+43 1 8045934

Geographic Coverage

National coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [46.26, 9.2], North East [49.12, 17.34]

Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset covers the macro invertebrate groups Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera (EPT).

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1991-01-01 / 2009-01-01

Sampling Methods

specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting: Sampling: Multi Habitat Sampling (MHS; Moog 2004); Airlift (Pehofer 1998), Surber Sampler, qualitative samples; Sample processing (sorting) according to Aqem Manual, 2002 (Ofenböck et al. 2010); sample type: Multi Habitat Sampling, partly habitat specific samples (e.g. microhabitat: mesolithal) specific sample location: various (e.g. transect, microhabitat); other important sample related informations: Most of the species were recorded in quantitative or qualitative manner, but only presence/absence data were submitted to BioFresh.

Study Extent covered timeframe: year from 1991 to 2009; historical data: no; palaeo data: no; season: spring, summer, autumn, winter; time series data: no; sample specification: presence/absence; replicate samples: no

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding macro invertebrates (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

Data from several diploma/phD thesis; for exact citation please contact:

Alternative Identifiers BF37