European Diatom Database-East African Dataset
Entry ID: uk_nc_eddi_africae

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Abstract: The European Diatom Database (EDDI) is a web-based information system designed
to enhance the application of diatom analysis to problems of surface water
acidification, eutrophication and climate change.

The East African training set includes samples from 98 sites situated between
19N and 14S in latitude, 27N and 43E in longitude. They range from afro-alpine
bogs at altitude of up to 4000 m to ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 13.32   S: -9.5   E: 41.7   W: 2.32

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Francoise Gasse
Dataset Title: European Diatom Database-East African Dataset
Dataset Release Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: The University of Newcastle
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
European Diatom Database, University of Newcastle, UK Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: AfricaE

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 44 191 222 8799
Fax: 44 191 222 5421
Email: Stephen.Juggins at
Contact Address:
University of Newcastle
Department of Geography
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fees: None
Phone: 33 4 42 97 15 70
Fax: 33 4 42 97 15 95
Email: gasse at
Contact Address:
CNRS-CEREGE, Europole Mediterraneen de l'Arbois- BP80
City: Aix en Provence Cedex 04
Postal Code: 13545
Country: France
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Barker, P.A., 1990. Diatoms as palaeolimnological indicators : A reconstruction
of late Quaternary environments in two East African salt lakes. Thesis.
Loughbourough Univ., 267 pp.

Barker, P., Gasse, F., Roberts, N., et Taieb, M., 1991. Taphonomy and
diagenesis in diatom assemblages: a Late Pleistocene palaeoecological study
from Lake Magadi, Kenya. In E. Smith ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-09-23
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