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ECOPOT_2: Phytoplankton in Flemish waterbodies

Latest version published by Ghent University on Jun 20, 2018 Ghent University

Monitoring data from the Ecopot projects: Determining the maximal and good ecological potential, as well as the current state of Flemish regional water bodies. The data contains phytoplankton counts of Flemish lakes and pools.

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 46 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)
    46
  • Occurrence 
    2114

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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gerald Louette, Jeroen Van Wichelen, Jo Packet, Thierry Warmoes, Wim Vyverman, Luc Denys, Stefan Van Damme, Willem Van Colen, Jonas Schoelynck, Koenraad Muylaert, Patrick Meire, Sandra De Smedt, K. Lock, I. Simoens, K. Van Looy, Thierry Warmoes, A Leyssen, Annemie Pals, Herman van Dam (2008), Bepalen van het maximaal en het goed ecologisch potentieel, alsook de huidige toestand voor de zeventien Vlaamse (gewestelijke)waterlischamen die verglijkbaar zijn met de categorie meren.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 35327b62-a8d4-46b7-bd21-95d5287c8baf.  Ghent University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Samplingevent; phytoplankton

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jeroen Van Wichelen
dr.
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE +32 02 525 02 77
Wim Vyverman
prof. dr.
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jeroen Van Wichelen
dr.
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE +32 02 525 02 77

Who filled in the metadata:

Maxime Sweetlove
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent BE
Dimitri Brosens
INBO/ Belgian Biodiversity Platform Havenlaan 88, bus 73 1000 Brussels Brussels BE +32497354796

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jeroen Van Wichelen
dr.
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht BE +32 02 525 02 77
Wim Vyverman
prof. dr.
Ghent University Krijgslaan 281 9000 Gent BE
Luc Denys
dr.
Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Anderlecht

Geographic Coverage

Lakes, ponds and streams from the Flemish part of Belgium.

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.709, 2.417], North East [51.522, 5.878]

Taxonomic Coverage

phytoplankton counts, based on microscopy (eukaryotes and cyanobacteria)

Domain  Eukarya (eukaryotes)
Phylum  Cyanobacteria (cyanobacteria)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2008-01-01 / 2014-01-01

Project Data

Bepalen van het maximaal en het goed ecologisch potentieel, alsook de huidige toestand voor de zeventien Vlaamse (gewestelijke)waterlischamen die verglijkbaar zijn met de categorie meren

Title phytoplankton datasets to determine the maximal and good ecological potential, as well as the current condition of seventeen Flemish waterbodies
Identifier ECOPOT
Funding Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, Flemish Government

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Jeroen Van Wichelen
Gerald Louette
Jo Packet
Thierry Warmoes
Luc Denys
Stefaan Vandamme
Willem Van Colen
Jonas Schoelynck
Koenraad Muylaert
Patrick Meire
Sandra De Smedt
K. Lock
I. Simoens
K. Van Looy
A. Leysens
Herman Van Dam

Sampling Methods

Each sampling event, an integrated sample was made based on 16 locations in each water body, where 1l water was taken from the surface (upper 30cm) and filtered over 240µm. If colonial or large algae were present, than one sub sample was not filtered.

Study Extent Water bodies were monthly sampled during the growing season of a one-year period.

Method step description:

  1. Each sampling event, an integrated sample was made based on 16 locations in each water body, where 1l water was taken from the surface (upper 30cm) and filtered over 240µm. If colonial or large algae were present, than one sub sample was not filtered.
  2. Phytoplankton in 250ml sub sampled were fixed using formaldehyde, with a final concentration of 4%, and samples were kept dark and cool until analysis. Microscopic analysis was executed according to the European CEN-standard (EN 15204, 2006). According to 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.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Gerald Louette, Jeroen Van Wichelen, Jo Packet, Thierry Warmoes, Wim Vyverman, Luc Denys, Stefan Van Damme, Willem Van Colen, Jonas Schoelynck, Koenraad Muylaert, Patrick Meire, Sandra De Smedt, K. Lock, I. Simoens, K. Van Looy, Thierry Warmoes, A Leyssen, Annemie Pals, Herman van Dam (2008), Bepalen van het maximaal en het goed ecologisch potentieel, alsook de huidige toestand voor de zeventien Vlaamse (gewestelijke)waterlischamen die verglijkbaar zijn met de categorie meren.

Additional Metadata

Purpose Dataset made available as part of the aims of the SAFRED project.
Alternative Identifiers 35327b62-a8d4-46b7-bd21-95d5287c8baf
http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=flemish_waterbodies_phytoplankton_ecopot_2