A large-scale stream benthic diatom database

Authors
Gosselain, Véronique; Coste, Michel; Campeau, Stéphane; Ector, Luc; Fauville, Claude; Delmas, Francois; Knoflacher, Markus; Licursi, Magdalena; Rimet, Frédéric; Tison, Juliette; Tudesque, Loic; Descy, Jean-Pierre
Publication Year
2005
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A relational database linking benthic diatom records, taxonomic nomenclature including synonyms, and corresponding environmental data has been built in MS Access. It allowed flexible and long-term use of a relatively important amount of data (3000 records) gathered in the framework of the EC-funded PAEQANN project, gathering precise and documented information both about benthic diatoms and quantitative or semi-quantitative environmental data. Such a database has been shown to be a useful tool for the definition of benthic diatom typology at a multi-regional scale, the prediction of the impact of environmental characteristics on the structure of diatom communities, and additionally for a new insight on the auto-ecology of some taxa. This database could serve as a template for further work on diatoms and, after some implementation, on other freshwater communities. It could also be the basis for wider typology of stream diatoms, extended to other regions.
Fil: Gosselain, Véronique. Faculte´s Universitaires N-D de la paix; Bélgica
Fil: Coste, Michel. Cemagrel, Bordeaux; Francia
Fil: Campeau, Stéphane. Université du Québec a Trois-Riviéres; Canadá
Fil: Ector, Luc. 4 Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann; Luxemburgo
Fil: Fauville, Claude. Faculte´s Universitaires N-D de la paix; Bélgica
Fil: Delmas, Francois. Cemagrel, Bordeaux; Francia
Fil: Knoflacher, Markus. Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf; Austria
Fil: Licursi, Magdalena. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Instituto de Limnología ; Argentina
Fil: Rimet, Frédéric. Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann; Luxemburgo
Fil: Tison, Juliette. Cemagrel, Bordeaux; Francia
Fil: Tudesque, Loic. Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann; Luxemburgo
Fil: Descy, Jean-Pierre. Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf; Austria
Subject
diatom taxonomy
environmental conditions
relational database
auto-ecology
diatom typology
Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/32580