Taylor, P.J.; Dobel, A.; Gunn, I.D.M.; Olszewska, J.P.; May, L.

Loch Leven monitoring data (water quality, chemistry, crustacean zooplankton), 2019

This dataset contains weather conditions, water quality, water chemistry and crustacean zooplankton counts sampled at Loch Leven throughout the year 2019. Loch Leven is a lowland lake in Scotland, United Kingdom. The data were collected as part of a long-term monitoring programme, which began in 1968 and is still underway. Sampling occurs roughly every 2 weeks with laboratory analysis and data processing being performed at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Edinburgh site. The sampling and processing was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council award number NE/R016429/1 as part of the UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability.

Publication date: 2021-03-02


Study area
Temporal extent
2019-01-03    to    2019-12-17

Provenance & quality

This dataset comprises sampled data from Loch Leven using a boat. Samples were collected and processed in a laboratory in Edinburgh. These data were then input into a database and put through a quality assurance process.

All these stages are explained in detail in the associated metadata document.

Correspondence/contact details

Taylor, P.J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB


Taylor, P.J.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dobel, A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Gunn, I.D.M.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Olszewska, J.P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
May, L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters , Biota , Environment
Biodiversity Biodiversity Crustacean zooplankton,  Ecosystem restoration Lakes,  Loch Leven,  Loch Leven Water Quality Scotland,  Taxa,  UK,  UK-SCAPE,  Water Water chemistry,  Water quality,  Water quality and resources
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:29