BioFresh Pond Data

Latest version published by BioFresh on Sep 8, 2017 BioFresh
Publication date:
08 September 2017
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The BioFresh Pond Database contains sampling records of different biological groups (mainly amphibia, invertebrates, macrophytes) at 460 European ponds. The data were collated from scientific literature and unpublished sources.

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Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 17,532 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Birk, Sebastian (2013). BioFresh Pond Database


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e0aff3c8-3e32-412b-888c-fde75c2e8750.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.


generalfreshwater; Agriculture; Terrestrial Hydrosphere; Farming; Environment; Inland Waters; Occurrence


Sebastian Birk
  • Metadata Provider
  • Programmer
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
University of Duisburg-Essen, Aquatic Ecology
Universitätsstraße 5
45141 Essen
+49 174 7404275
Birk, Sebastian
  • Author
Regis Cereghino
  • Content Provider
European Pond Conservation Network
Carl Sayer
  • Content Provider
University College London
Valentina Della Bella
  • Content Provider
Jens Arle
  • Content Provider
Jürgen Böhmer
  • Content Provider
Sandrine Angelibert
  • Content Provider
Hydrobiologist - Odonatologist
433 route de Valère
74200 Allinges
Dominique Auderset Joye
  • Content Provider
University of Geneva, Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences - F.-A. Forel Institute, Aquatic Ecology Group
Site de Battelle - Bâtiment D - bureau 325, 7, route de Drize
1227 Carouge /GENEVA

Geographic Coverage

Continent: Europe

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.9, -9.1], North East [70, 36.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Amphibians, Mollusca, Crabs, Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Trichoptera, Zooplankton, Macrophytes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding amphibians (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
  2. commonly used series of methods steps regarding macro invertebrates (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
  3. commonly used series of methods steps regarding zooplankton (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)
  4. commonly used series of methods steps regarding macrophytes (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

In addition to respecting the community norms outlined at please note that data owners have indicated that they must be informed of publication 45 days in advance and can object the use of the dataset within 30 days.

Alternative Identifiers BF76
BioFresh Pond Data