European Diatom Database - UK Meres TP DatasetEntry ID: uk_nc_eddi_SCM
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 33 lakes from the Cheshire and Shropshire meres region of the English Midlands. They are all relatively small, shallow, lowland waterbodies. All lakes are alkaline and ... nutrient-rich with base-rich geology. Surface sediment samples were collected during February 1993 by University College London and diatoms were counted by Helen Bennion. These sites form part of a larger diatom-total phosphorus training set of 152 NW European lakes (Bennion et al., 1996) and have also been used to develop a chironomid-total phosphorus inference model (Brooks et al., 2001). Palaeolimnological studies have been undertaken at a number of these sites (e.g. Bennion et al., 1997, Brooks et al., 2001).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Helen Bennion
Dataset Title: European Diatom Database - UK Meres TP Dataset
Dataset Publisher: The University of NewcastleOnline Resource: http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/Eddi/jsp/datasetdesc.jsp?DatasetId=SCM
Start Date: 1993-01-01
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 > 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
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 44 20 7679 5550
Fax: 44 20 7679 7565
Email: hbennion at geog.ucl.ac.uk
Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of Geography, 26 Bedford Way, University College London, London WC1H 0AP, UK http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~hbennion/
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.
Bennion, H., Monteith, D.T. & Appleby, P.G. (1997c) Nutrient reconstructions in standing waters. Final report to English Nature by ENSIS Ltd. Environmental Change Research Centre, Research Report No. 37, University College London.
Brooks S.J., Bennion, H. & Birks, H.J.B. (2001). Tracing lake trophic history with a chironomid-total phosphorus inference model. Freshwater Biology, 46, 513-533.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23