Development of a tool for assessing general anthropogenic pressure on lakes using littoral invertebrates

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This metadata describes the development of a Microsoft Access database to support the work of this project. The Access database contains both biological, chemical and catchment characteristics data from in excess of 400 Irish lakes (but also > 200 lakes in Great Britian)

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Dr. Ian Donohue
Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Ken Irivine
Trinity College Dublin

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=150
Resource KeywordsLake, biota, chemistry, invertebrates, fish, macrophytes, catchment characteristics
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2008-FS-W-7-S5
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Limitations on the use of this ResourceIn the event of the download datasets, data, or information resources being used in a journal article or other means of publication the original authors should be informed of this usage and an appropriate acknowledgement or citation is included within the published article. The EPA advise that this acknowledgement should take one of the following forms dependent upon how heavily the published work relates to the downloaded data:
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 0
Project Start Date Friday 1st October 2004 (01-10-2004)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Friday 1st October 2004 (01-10-2004)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Friday 1st January 2010 (01-01-2010)
Published on SAFERWednesday 24th February 2010 (24-02-2010)
Date of Last EditWednesday 24th February 2010 at 12:00:55 (24-02-2010)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 24th February 2010 at 11:57:13 (24-02-2010)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Lakes in the British Isles and Ireland. The database contains data on the water chemistry, catchment characteristics and biological structure (littoral and profundal invertebrates, macrophytes, diatoms and fish) of over 400 Irish lakes. Lake midpoints are GPS referenced but actual sampling sites are not

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The database was developed initially as a deliverable for the EU-INTERREG-funded NS-Share Project
Supplementary Information
Donohue, I., Jackson, A.L., Pusch, M.T. & Irvine, K. (2009) Nutrient enrichment homogenizes lake benthic assemblages at local and regional scales. Ecology 90: 3470-3477;

Donohue, I., Leira, M., Hobbs, W., León-Vintró, L., O?Reilly, J. & Irvine, K. Rapid ecosystem recovery from diffuse pollution after the Great Irish Famine. Ecological Applications. In press.
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