Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Phytoplankton

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Phytoplankton
  • Description: The two sampling lakes are located in the Kobbefjord catchment area in the bottom of Kobbefjord (Badesø / Kangerluarsunnguup Tasia: 64,13ºN, 51,36ºW and Qassi Sø: 64,15ºN, 51,31ºW). They are monitored monthly during the ice-free period. Monitoring include ice cover, water chemistry, DOC (dissolved organic carbon), chlorophyll a, physical conditions, species composition of plankton, vegetation, and fish. Phytoplankton samples are saved in lugol and identified and counted by specialists in Denmark. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Lakes:Lakes BioBasis Nuuk:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.
  • DOI: 10.17897/XCWK-PW77 -
  • Location/site: Monitoring lakes - -51.38, 64.13 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2008-06-07 - 2012-11-01

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

The dataset is a product of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program (GEM): It is free and open data, licensed with terms of use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license: When downloading you will automatically get a terms of use document, describing how to cite the data and other important information.

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Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description Date Date Date Date of sampling Lake Text Text Name of lake sampled Sorting Text Text Sorting location; ML: Miljøbiologisk Laboratorium ApS, Denmark PhytoBiovolume mm3/L Number The biovolume of phytoplankton (mm3/l) NumberPerMilliLiter Number Number Number of individuals per milliliter Remarks Text Text Remarks Class Text Text Class of the collected phytoplankton Order Text Text Order of the collected phytoplankton Family Text Text Family of the collected phytoplankton Genus Text Text Genus of the collected phytoplankton Species Text Text Species of the collected phytoplankton SizeGroup_µm Number Text Size interval of the collected phytoplankton (µm)