Global Lacustrine Diatoms
Latest version published by Ghent University on 25 March 2021 Ghent University

Upper cm of the deepest part of a lake has been sampled. Taxonomic identification at Genus level.

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Data Records

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  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; diatoms; global; lacrustine


Who created the resource:

Elie Verleyen
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Elie Verleyen

Who filled in the metadata:

Elie Verleyen

Who else was associated with the resource:

Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]
Taxonomic Coverage

All diatoms were identified to genus level

Phylum  Heterokontophyta
Class  Bacillariophyceae
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 1900-01-01 / 2002-01-01
Additional Metadata
Alternative Identifiers 570489ac-e114-4a17-9340-2e01ee7d9ee3