Latest version published by BioFresh on Oct 12, 2018 BioFresh

The database of the PONDSCAPE project (Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level) comprises taxon occurrence data of eight different organism groups (bacteria, phytoplankton, diatoms, cladoceran, macro-invertebrates (mollusks, heteropterans and coleopterans), macrophytes, amphibians and fish) and data on physical, chemical and morphometric variables of 125 farmland ponds covering five biogeographic regions in Belgium/Luxembourg

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 1,051 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 
  • MeasurementOrFact 

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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 1,051 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (3 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)


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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lemmens P (2018): pondscape. v1.0. BioFresh. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/resource?r=pondscape&v=1.0


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a621b3ba-8415-41f2-a4af-7ec9511ae868.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.


Farmland ponds; occurrences; environmental conditions; Belgium; Luxembourg


Who created the resource:

Pieter Lemmens
KU Leuven

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Koen Martens

Who filled in the metadata:

Pieter Lemmens

Who else was associated with the resource:

Pieter Lemmens

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/resource?r=pondscape