Visherintroductie - Reintroduction o…

Occurrence dataset published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

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Visherintroductie - Reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot, and brown trout in Flanders, Belgium

Description

Visherintroductie - Reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot, and brown trout in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 3.300 fish occurrences sampled between 2008 and 2011 from 18 watercourses. The dataset includes 20 fish species. The data are collected to evaluate the success of the reintroduction of the fishes chub, dace, burbot and brown trout in Flanders. The captured numbers were compared with the expected numbers, which were determined in previous studies based on habitat suitability models. The dataset also includes the length and mass of the caught fishes. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/LifeWatchINBO/visherintroductie-occurrences

Temporal coverages

Date range: Feb 19, 2008 - Feb 8, 2011

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Administrative contact
Tom Van Den Neucker
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Metadata author
Tom Van Den Neucker
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Tom Van Den Neucker
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

Published by

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Publication Date

Apr 23, 2014

Registration Date

Sep 27, 2012

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INBO IPT

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Watercourses in Flanders, Belgium.

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Geographic Coverage

Watercourses in Flanders, Belgium.

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Funding

Agency for Nature and Forest (ANB) - http://www.natuurenbos.be

Project Personnel

Principal investigator
Tom Van den Neucker

Associated parties

Processor
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch team coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Processor
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Point of contact
Tom Van Den Neucker
Researcher
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

Methodology

Study extent

18 watercourses in Flanders, Belgium were sampled to evaluate the success of reintroduction: Abeek, Asbeek, Balengracht, Bosbeek, Grote nete, Hanskenselsloop, Heiloop, Ijsse, Itterbeek, Laan, Maarkebeek, meer van Rotselaar (lake), Molenbeek, Scherpenbergloop, Terkleppebeek, Vleterbeek, Zeeploop, and Zwalm

Sampling description

Electrofishing was used to measure the reintroduction success. The number of individuals was recorded, as well fork length (tip of snout to fork of tail in millimeter) and weight (gram). The water temperature was measured in °C.

Quality control

All records are validated.

Method Steps

  1. Electrofishing was used to sample the trajectories.