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Metadatabase view - dataset: Fishes and the environment of the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya

General information

dataset entry ID:
FWM_28
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Fishes and the environment of the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya
full name of the datast (original/national language):
Fishes and the environment of the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya
dataset short name:
Fishes and habitat in the N. Ewaso Ng'iro
type of dataset (more information):
species (taxonomic group) per site database including environmental information
specify:
Distribution data and environmental parameters
data type:
point data/observation data, descriptive data
short description of the dataset/summary:
This dataset provides habitat, water parameters, and species of fishes collected monthly from 10 localities from 2015-2016. There are 101 collection events and over 10,000 fish specimens recorded.
short description of the dataset/summary (original/national language):
This dataset provides habitat, water parameters, and species of fishes collected monthly from 10 localities from 2015-2016. There are 101 collection events and over 10,000 fish specimens recorded.

keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biological Classification, Human Dimensions, Terrestrial Hydrosphere
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Elevation, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Habitats and biotopes, Land use
own science keywords:
meta-community, freshwater fishes, intermittent streams
funding:
This project was funded by the Smithsonian Institution through a postdoctoral fellowship to RCS.

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
all operating systems
English
current access level:
restricted access
currently available through GBIF:
no
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
yes
specify repository:
FIP - Freshwater Metadatabase repository
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
yes
update level:
completed
type:
manual
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Ray
 
Schmidt
phone:
4707285798
email:
rschmidt@tulane.edu
institution:
Smithsonian Institution
address:
4210 Silver Hill Road, MRC 534 –Fishes
postal code, city:
20746
 
Suitland
Maryland
country:
USA
https://raycschmidt.wixsite.com/fishdiversity
technical contact person:
Ray
 
Schmidt
4707285798
rschmidt@tulane.edu
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Ray
 
Schmidt
phone:
4707285798
email:
rschmidt@tulane.edu

Intellectual property rights and citation

dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Ray C. Schmidt
contact email:
rschmidt@tulane.edu
contact institution:
Smithsonian Institution
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
5
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Ray C. Schmidt
contact orcid:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3106-7908
contact position:

contact email:
rschmidt@tulane.edu
contact institute:
Smithsonian Institution
contact country:

criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Wanja Nyingi
contact orcid:

contact position:

contact email:
wanjanyingi@gmail.com
contact institute:
National Museums of Kenya
contact country:

criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Taylor Woods
contact orcid:

contact position:

contact email:
woodstaylorelizabeth@gmail.com
contact institute:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
contact country:

criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Joseph Gathua
contact orcid:

contact position:

contact email:
josephgathua@yahoo.com
contact institute:
National Museums of Kenya
contact country:

criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 5
contact name:
Gilbert Kosgei
contact orcid:

contact position:

contact email:
2kipscham@gmail.com
contact institute:
National Museums of Kenya
contact country:

criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Schmidt, R.C., Nyingi, W.D., Woods, T., Gathua, J. & Kosgei, G.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Data on the fishes and environment of the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya from 2015 - 2016.
year:
2020
citation of the metadata:
author(s):
Schmidt, R.C., Nyingi, W.D., Woods, T.E., Gathua, J. & Kosgei, G.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Fishes and the environment of the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya. Freshwater Metadata Journal 49: 1-6
year:
2020
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15504/fmj.2020.49

dataset related references:
reference 1:
author(s):
Nyingi, W.D.
title:
Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Kenya. Moran (E.A.) Publishers Limited. 136 pages
year:
2013

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
catchment
continents:
Africa
spatial extent (bounding coordinates):
southernmost latitude [°]:
-.327541
northernmost latitude [°]:
1.266292
westernmost longitude [°]:
36.373911
easternmost longitude [°]:
39.490031
        
countries:
Africa: Kenya
comments:
Data generated from collections in the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro basin in Kenya from 2015 to 2016.
ecosystem type:
rivers
covered timeframe:
year from
2015
 
year to:
2016

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude, format: DD
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
yes
alphanumerical
example:
RCS1504
number of sites:
100 - 1000
exact number of sites:
101

Climate and environmental data

climate related data:
no climate data available
environmental data:
no environmental data per catchment available
available parameters per site:
information on riparian vegetation (incl. information on modification)
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
information on cross section (incl. information on modification)
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
current velocity
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
mean depth
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
wetted width
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
substrate composition
data source:
field measurement
available parameters per site:
information on instream habitat (incl. information on modification)
data source:
field measurement
comments:
Information on riparian vegetation includes percentage riparian vegetation left & right bank; and percentage of canopy cover over sampled area.
Information on instream habitat includes the percentage pool, riffle, and run.
Substrate composition recorded as: bedrock - 6, cobble (6-25 cm) - 5, gravel (2-60 mm) - 4, sand (0.06-2 mm) - 3, mud/silt (<0.06 mm) - 2, clay/detritus - 1.
physico-chemical data:
oxygen content, water temperature, pH
stressors influencing the sites:
no stressor data available
comments:
All physico-chemical variables were measured in the field.

Biological data

biological data origin:
from sampling
specify project:
Freshwater community dynamics in the Northern Ewaso Ng'iro in Kenya
specify method:
comments:
Fishes and environmental data were collected during RCS's postdoctoral project funded by the Smithsonian Institution.
organism group addressed:
fish

Sample specifications/sample resolution

fish

sample information:
covered timeframe:

year from - to:
2015 - 2016
season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter
temporal resolution/frequency of sampling:
per month
taxonomic resolution:
genus, species
percentage of species level data:
99
comments:
All organisms were determined to species level except for one undescribed Haplochromis sp.
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
Nyingi 2013
reference(s):
Nyingi, W.D. 2013. A guide to common freshwater fishes of Kenya. Moran Publishers Kenya.
sample specifications:
semi-quant, presence/absence
replicate samples:
no
number of samples:
101
specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting:
Fishes were sampled with seines and electrofishers. Each locality was sampled for 45 minutes to one and one-half hours to ensure all habitat types were sampled.

Other specifications

GIS layers, shape files related to the dataset:
no data available
availability of photos:
yes
availability of maps:
yes
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
no
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