Freshwater biodiversity

Latest version published by The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) on Aug 9, 2018 The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Samples were collected as part of a FRST-funded freshwater biodiversity programme, between 1998 and 2004. Samples were collected from a range of freshwater habitats throughout New Zealand. Diatom species were listed from permanent slide mounts of diatom frustules (extracted from each sample by removing organic material using strong oxidisers). In most cases, the relative abundance of each species was noted using a scale of 1 (rare) to 5 (dominant). The slide collection is held at NIWA, with slides referenced by the sample number. Photographs of each specimen identified are held on NIWA's Atlas database.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,088 records.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c7c1cc3c-7f15-493d-8501-e64b9ad3df6d.  The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Cathy Kilroy
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NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research NZ

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Cathy Kilroy
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NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Curator
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NIWA National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research NZ

Geographic Coverage

Mainland New Zealand

Bounding Coordinates South West [-47.095, 167.251], North East [-37.289, 177.355]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-03-25 / 2004-02-18

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c7c1cc3c-7f15-493d-8501-e64b9ad3df6d
https://gbifipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=fw_biodiversity