The dataset comprises densities of the major crustacean zooplankton taxa collected from Loch Leven, a large shallow lake in the lowlands of Scotland, between 1972-2007. Data are provided as numbers of individuals per litre for each taxa. The data were collected by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and its predecessor bodies, as part of the Loch Leven long-term monitoring programme. Methods of collection varied over the period of collection with samples generally collected at fortnightly intervals. There are significant gaps in the dataset during the 1980s when funding for monitoring was limited.
Publication date: 2015-06-26
Burthe, S. J., Henrys, P. A., Mackay, E. B., Spears, B. M., Campbell, R., Carvalho, L., Dudley, B., Gunn, I. D. M., Johns, D. G., Maberly, S. C., May, L., Newell, M. A., Wanless, S., Winfield, I. J., Thackeray, S. J. and Daunt, F. (2016), Do early warning indicators consistently predict nonlinear change in long-term ecological data?. J Appl Ecol, 53: 666–676.
Densities of major crustacean zooplankton taxa collected from Loch Leven from 1972-2007 by staff at CEH Edinburgh and its predecessor bodies as part of long-term monitoring programme, although there are significant gaps in the dataset during the 1980s when funding for monitoring was limited. Method of collection varied over period of collection. Samples collected during the following periods were analysed:1972-74 by D. Johnson; 1975-1977 by D. G. George, 1978-82 by D. H. Jones and post-1982-2007 by I.D.M. Gunn.