Document of dataset 1495

Dataset record

Type
Dataset
title in English
L4 Plankton Monitoring Programme
Description in English
Beginning in 1988, through the work of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory Zooplankton Group, a programme of weekly observations was started at L4. No formal research programme was proposed, the time-series exploiting the activities of the PML small boats in an opportunistic way as by-product of their other sampling activities (e.g., collection of live plankton, sea-water, trawling for fish and squid). Over the next 20 years increasing numbers of parameters were measured at L4, including CTD, nutrients, optics, primary production as well as the fish trawl surveys carried out by the MBA. Recently measurements of the DNA and bacterial bio-diversity have been added. Since 2006, the phytoplankton and zooplankton series have fallen under the auspices of the Western Channel Observatory, a UK Natural Environmental Research Council funded project.
Abstract in English
Station L4 is one of a series of hydrographic stations in the Western English Channel (English Channel References). These stations have been the basis of a series of hydrographic surveys carried out during the 20th Century by scientists at the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth.
Rights
Restricted
bibliographicCitation
Harris R. & Widdicombe C. (2007). L4 Plankton Monitoring Programme. Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), United Kingdom. Hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.20312
Version
1

Temporal coverage

Temporal
Start date
1988-3-14
End date
2007-6-25
Accrual periodicity
Weekly

Geographical coverage

Spatial
ANE, English Channel

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Long-term monitoring
lowered unmanned submersible
Monitoring
Phytoplankton
Plankton
Zooplankton

Themes

theme
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll)
Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton

Ownerships

contributor
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
contactPoint
Tim Smyth
contactPoint
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
contributor
Marine Biological Association of the UK

Dataset references

is part of
Western Channel Observatory Dataset
record
European Ocean Biodiversity Information System
related
LargeNet database(had role: partially included in)

Special collections

part of special collection
available through EurOBIS
EMODNET
LargeNet
Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Document metadata

date created
2007-10-05
date modified
2022-08-03