European Diatom Database - Northern Irish DatasetEntry ID: uk_nc_eddi_NI
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.
This dataset includes 54 relatively small, shallow lakes from Northern Ireland. All sites are lowland, alkaline and cover a wide range of phosphorus concentrations. Surface sediment samples were ... collected during April 1990 and May 1991 and diatoms were counted by John Anderson. A regional diatom-total phosphorus transfer function was developed from these data and details are given in Anderson et al. (1993) and Anderson & Rippey (1994). These sites also form part of a larger training set used to develop a NW European diatom-total phosphorus inference model (Bennion et al., 1996). Palaeolimnological studies have been undertaken at a number of these sites (e.g. Anderson, 1989, 1997; Anderson & Rippey, 1994; Anderson et al., 1993; Rippey et al., 1997).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: John Anderson
Dataset Title: European Diatom Database - Northern Irish Dataset
Dataset Publisher: The University of NewcastleOnline Resource: http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/Eddi/jsp/datasetdesc.jsp?DatasetId=NI
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 1992-12-31
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > ALKALINITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CALCIUM
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MAGNESIUM
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > POTASSIUM
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > DIATOMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: nja at geogr.ku.dk
Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen Oester Voldgade 10
Postal Code: DK-1350
Anderson, N. J. 1989. A whole-basin diatom accumulation rate for a small eutrophic lake in Northern Ireland and its palaeoecological implications. Journal of Ecology, 77, 926-946.
Anderson, N. J., Rippey, B. & Gibson, C.E. 1993. A comparison of sedimentary and diatom-inferred phosphorus profiles: implications for defining pre-disturbance nutrient conditions. Hydrobiologia, 253, 357-366.
... Anderson, N.J. & Rippey, B. 1994. Monitoring lake recovery from point-source eutrophication: the use of diatom-inferred epilimnetic total phosphorus and sediment chemistry. Freshwater Biology, 32, 625-639.
Anderson, N. J. 1997. Historical changes in epilimnetic phosphorus concentrations in six rural lakes in Northern Ireland. Freshwater Biology, 38, 427-440.
Bennion, H., Juggins, S. & Anderson, N. J. (1996a) Predicting epilimnetic phosphorus concentrations using an improved diatom-based transfer function and its application to lake eutrophication management. Environmental Science and Technology, 30, 2004-2007.
Rippey, B., Anderson, N.J. & Foy, R.H. 1997. Accuracy of diatom-inferred total phosphorus concentrations and the accelerated eutrophication of a lake due to reduced flushing and increased internal loading. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54: 2637-2646.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23