European Diatom Database-Central European DatasetEntry ID: uk_nc_eddi_CEuro
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 86 lakes from the Northern (Austria, Germany) and Southern Alps (Northern Italy), their pre-alpine lowlands, and Carinthia, Austria. The lakes are diverse in their types ... but are mostly large, deep, upland waters. The lakes have circumneutral to alkaline pH and cover a long total phosphorus gradient from oligotrophic to hypertrophic conditions. Surface sediment samples were collected by the Institute of Limnology, Mondsee between 1990 and 1994 and diatoms were counted by Sybille Wunsam. A WA diatom-total phosphorus transfer function was developed from these data and details are given in Wunsam & Schmidt (1995) and Wunsam et al. (1995). The WA model with tolerance downweighting and classical deshrinking performed best (apparent r2=0.57; RMSE=0.318 log10TP µg l-1; RMSEP=0.346 log10TP µg l-1). Palaeolimnological studies have been undertaken at a number of these sites (e.g. Alefs et al., 1996; Bennion et al., 1995; Marchetto & Bettinetti, 1995; Schmidt et al., 1998; Wunsam & Schmidt, 1995).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Roland Schmidt, Sybille Wunsam
Dataset Title: European Diatom Database-Central European Dataset
Dataset Release Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: The University of NewcastleOnline Resource: http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/Eddi/jsp/datasetdesc.jsp?DatasetId=CEuro
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Start Date: 1900-01-01Stop Date: 1994-12-31
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > DIATOMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: wunsam at merlin.math.ualberta.ca
11437 76 Avenue
Province or State: Alberta
Postal Code: T6G 0K5
Alefs, J., J. Müller & S. Wunsam 1996. Die Rekonstruktion der epilimnischen Phosphorkonzentrationen im Ammersee seit 1958. GWF Wasser Abwasser 137/8: 443-447.
Bennion, H., Wunsam, S. & Schmidt, R. (1995) The validation of diatom-phosphorus transfer functions: an example from Mondsee, Austria. Freshwater Biology, 34, 271-283.
Marchetto, A. and R. Bettinetti. 1995. Reconstruction of the phosphorus ... history of two deep, subalpine Italian lakes from sedimentary diatoms, compared with long-term chemical measurements. Mem. Ist. ital. Idrobiol., 53: 27-38.
Schmidt, R., S. Wunsam, U. Brosch, J. Fott, A. Lami, H. Löffler, A. Marchetto, H W. Müller, M. Prazaková & B. Schwaighofer 1998. Late and post-glacial history of meromictic Längsee (Austria), in respect to climate change and anthropogenic impact. Aquatic Sciences 60: 56-88.
Wunsam, S., R. Schmidt & R. Klee 1995. Cyclotella-taxa (Bacillariophyceae) in lakes of the Alpine region and their relationship to environmental variables. Aquatic Sciences 57/4: 360-386.
Wunsam, S. & Schmidt, R. 1995. A diatom-phosphorus transfer function for Alpine and pre-alpine lakes. Memorie dell?Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia 53: 85-99.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-04-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23