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Phytoplankton in rivers in Flanders Belgium

Latest version published by Ghent University on Aug 1, 2018 Ghent University

Monitoring data from Flemish rivers and channels. The data contains phytoplankton counts of Flemish lakes and pools. Water bodies were monthly sampled during the growing season of a one-year period, from a bridge of the shore using a bucket. Each time, a 250ml subsample fixed using 125µl alcalic lugol, 6.25ml borax buffered formaldehyde (35%) and 250µm sodiumthiosulfaat (5 %).Samples were kept dark and cool until microscopic analysis, which was executed according to the European CEN-standard (EN 15204, 2006). In this method, a known volume of the sample was concentrated in a cuvet, after which different phytoplankton taxa were identified along a transect using an inverted microscope (Wild M40). When to much detritus was present, samples were coloured using Bengal red, to enable recognizing cells. For each sample, at least 250 individuals were counted, which was used to calculated to number of individuals per ml. Colonies were counted as one individual.

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 76 records. 1 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)
    76
  • Occurrence 
    4187

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Jeroen Van Wichelen, Maureen Fagot, Frank Lavens and Wim Vyverman (2008). Fytoplanktonanalyses van een aantal Vlaamse waterlopen ten behoeve van de Europese Kaderrichtlijn Water (VMM.ARW.001.2008)

Rights

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

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

rivers; phytoplankton; Biosphere; Biological Classification; Terrestrial Hydrosphere; Biota; Environment; Inland Waters; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

SF_19_FlemishRiversPhytoplankton.ziphttp://N/A ASCII N/A 0

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Wim Vyverman
prof. dr.
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent BE
Jeroen Van Wichelen
instituut natuur- en bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jeroen Van Wichelen
dr.
instituut natuur- en bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Maxime Sweetlove
phd student
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Wim Vyverman
prof. dr.
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 BE
Content Provider
Jeroen Vanwichelen
dr.
instituut natuur- en bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE

Geographic Coverage

Rivers, canals and streams from the Flemish part of Belgium.

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.695, 2.373], North East [51.563, 6.021]

Taxonomic Coverage

all unicellular eukaryotes and cyanobacteria

Domain  Eukarya (eukaryotes)
Phylum  Cyanobacteria (cyanobacteria)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-07-17 / 2007-09-24

Project Data

No Description available

Title Fytoplanktonanalyses van een aantal Vlaamse waterlopen ten behoeve van de Europese Kaderrichtlijn Water (VMM.ARW.001.2008)

The personnel involved in the project:

Jeroen Van Wichelen
Maureen Fagot
Frank Lavens
Wim Vyverman

Sampling Methods

specification of method(s) used for sampling and sorting: Water bodies were monthly sampled during the growing season of a one-year period, from a bridge of the shore using a bucket. Each time, a 250ml subsample fixed using 125µl alcalic lugol, 6.25ml borax buffered formaldehyde (35%) and 250µm sodiumthiosulfaat (5 %).Samples were kept dark and cool until microscopic analysis, which was executed according to the European CEN-standard (EN 15204, 2006). In this method, a known volume of the sample was concentrated in a cuvet, after which different phytoplankton taxa were identified along a transect using an inverted microscope (Wild M40). When to much detritus was present, samples were coloured using Bengal red, to enable recognizing cells. For each sample, at least 250 individuals were counted, which was used to calculated to number of individuals per ml. Colonies were counted as one individual.

Study Extent covered timeframe: year from 2007 to 2007 historical data: no season: spring, summer temporal resolution/frequency of sampling: per month time series data: yes sample specification: quantitative (abundance data) replicate samples: no

Method step description:

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

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers SF_19
Flemish rivers
http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=flemish_rivers_phytoplankton