Abundances of benthic invertebrates collected for the Biodiversity Monitoring project of South Tyrol - BMS (Italy)


Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol (BMS) is an ongoing survey of nature. The monitoring not only serves as basic research, but it is also intended to provide the scientific basis for political decisions concerning spatial planning, agriculture and nature conservation. Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol has been set up under the direction of Eurac Research in collaboration with the South Tyrol Museum of Natural History and the government of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen. More information are available at: https://biodiversity.eurac.edu/ For monitoring running waters, a total of 120 sites spread all around the region have been identified, to be sampled within a 4-year period. After this period, the same 120 sites are sampled again, in order to build an ecological time series in the long-term. Every year 48 points are sampled:- 24 are considered as reference sites for assessing temporal variability, so this subset (with the same 24 sampling points) is sampled annually;- 24 are additional sites whose re-sampling is scheduled to happen every 4 years. For this dataset (year n. 1 of the project) stream benthic invertebrates and a set of abiotic parameters have been collected in streams and rivers of South Tyrol, during year 2021 (from March to July). Organisms were collected through a kick-net sampler (mesh size 500 µm), perturbating an area of approximately 0.05 squared metres per each subsample, closely following the protocols described by Stucki et al. (2019). Faunal nomenclature fully complies with Fauna Europaea standard (https://fauna-eu.org), whilst the operational nomenclature (column names) refers - where possible - to the list of Darwin Core terms (https://dwc.tdwg.org/list/).

dwc:habitat(1) -> substrate evaluation according to Stucki et al. (2019)mobile blocks: >250mmmoss: bryophyteshydrophytes: submerged spermatophytesparticulate coarse organic matter (PCOM): leaves, wood, rootsbig mineral sediments: rocks, pebbles; 250mm > Ø > 25mmgravel: 25 mm > Ø > 2,5 mmhelophytes: amphibious Spermatophytesfine, organic sediments: mud Ø < 0.1mm; puddles close to the shoresand and silt: Ø Ø 250mmalgae: algae marl or clay

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.941321
Related Identifier IsPartOf https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.941503
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.941321
Creator Vanek, Magdalena ORCID logo; Gross, Sarah Maria; Scotti, Alberto ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 48668 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.485W, 46.262S, 12.369E, 46.935N); South Tyrol, Italy
Temporal Coverage Begin 2021-03-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-06-11T00:00:00Z