Gunn, I. D. M.; George, D. G.; Johnson, D.; Jones, D. H.; May, L.

Crustacean zooplankton data from Loch Leven, 1972-2007

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

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Gunn, I. D. M.; George, D. G.; Johnson, D.; Jones, D. H.; May, L. (2015). Crustacean zooplankton data from Loch Leven, 1972-2007. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/014f1c48-0838-49ca-b059-f084b13f4d5f

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1971-09-29    to    2007-12-12

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

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.

Quality

Lineage
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.

Authors

Gunn, I. D. M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
George, D. G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Johnson, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Jones, D. H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
May, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Point Of Contact
Iain Gunn
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Bush Estate
Penicuik
Midlothian
EH26 OQB
United Kingdom
Owner
Natural Environment Research Council
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
Other keywords
crustacean zooplankton
taxa
densities
CEH Topic
Water resources (en)
Watt Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Place keywords
Loch Leven
Perth & Kinross
Scotland

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1435325312692
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/014f1c48-0838-49ca-b059-f084b13f4d5f
doi:10.5285/014f1c48-0838-49ca-b059-f084b13f4d5f

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2018-06-11T15:38:00