A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins.
Mantzouki, Evanthia; Campbell, James; Van Loon, Emiel E.; Visser, Petra; Ibelings, Bas
Emiel E. Van Loon
Professor Christine Edwards email@example.com
Under ongoing climate change and increasing anthropogenic activity, which continuously challenge ecosystem resilience, an in-depth understanding of ecological processes is urgently needed. Lakes, as providers of numerous ecosystem services, face multiple stressors that threaten their functioning. Harmful cyanobacterial blooms are a persistent problem resulting from nutrient pollution and climate-change induced stressors, like poor transparency, increased water temperature and enhanced stratification. Consistency in data collection and analysis methods is necessary to achieve fully comparable datasets and for statistical validity, avoiding issues linked to disparate data sources. The European Multi Lake Survey (EMLS) in summer 2015 was an initiative among scientists from 27 countries to collect and analyse lake physical, chemical and biological variables in a fully standardized manner. This database includes in-situ lake variables along with nutrient, pigment and cyanotoxin data of 369 lakes in Europe, which were centrally analysed in dedicated laboratories. Publishing the EMLS methods and dataset might inspire similar initiatives to study across large geographic areas that will contribute to better understanding lake responses in a changing environment.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 23, 2018|
|Publisher||New Publisher Required|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||MANTZOUKI, E., CAMPBELL, J., VAN LOON, E.E., VISSER, P. and IBELINGS, B. 2018. A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. Scientific data [online], 5, article ID 180226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.226|
|Keywords||Climate change; Ecosystem resilience; Lakes; Ecosystem services; EMLS; Changing environment; Eutrophication; Cyanobacteria; Waters; Bloom|
MANTZOUKI 2018 A European multi lake
You might also like
Daphnia magna exudates impact physiological and metabolic changes in microcystis aeruginosa.
Temperature effects explain continental scale distribution of cyanobacterial toxins.