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Ecological typology of waterways, vegetation surveys

Latest version published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) on Nov 28, 2019 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Ecological typology of waterways, plant surveys. First official ecological inventarisation of rivers in Flanders. To create a typology based on water quality, morphological and biological characteristics. This subdataset are the macrophytes.

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use (https://www.inbo.be/en/norms-data-use) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via opendata@inbo.be.

This dataset was published as open data for the TrIAS project (Tracking Invasive Alien Species http://trias-project.be, Vanderhoeven et al. 2017), with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).

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 1,053 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)
    1053
  • Occurrence 
    4732

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.

Downloads

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 1,053 records in English (310 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Schneiders A (2019): Ecological typology of waterways, vegetation surveys. v1.2. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Samplingevent. https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=ecological-typology-waterways-occurrences&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f8de3f7e-0325-4a15-aab4-3412f428676e.  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

TrIAS; macrophyte; plant; freshwater; river; vegetation survey; Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Anik Schneiders
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anik Schneiders
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Dimitri Brosens

Geographic Coverage

Flanders, Belgium

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.67, 2.53], North East [51.51, 5.94]

Taxonomic Coverage

Macrophytes in Flanders

Kingdom  Plantae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1988-01-01 / 1998-01-01

Sampling Methods

vegetation survey, 100 meter plots wading through the water, marking macrophytes on a geodetic survey map.

Study Extent First official ecological inventarisation of rivers in Flanders. To create a typology based on water quality, morphological and biological characteristics. This subdataset are the macrophytes.
Quality Control expert assessment

Method step description:

  1. survey in the river
  2. fieldnotes on detailed map
  3. digitized fieldnotes
  4. data imported in recorder
  5. custom SQL query to create DwC
  6. publish data on GBIF