This resource is composed of occurrences and abundance of macroinvertebrates of Lake Wamala, 1999-2003
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 88 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Pabire W G (2021): Macro-invertebrates of Lake Wamala, 1999-2003. v1.3. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-uganda.gbif.fr/resource?r=wamala_macrobethos&v=1.3
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 0092bb9d-962f-46da-b1b8-e07d8de1aa19. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Uganda.
Occurrence; Uganda; Lake Wamala; macro-invertebrates; Freshwater; Observation
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The resource covers Lake Wamala. The lake is a UNEP designated environmental change hotspot (https://na.unep.net/atlas/webatlas.php?id=391).
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [0.246, 31.746], North East [0.423, 32.018]|
Macro-invertebrates taxa identified to class, order, family, and genus
|Genus||Chaoborus, Chironomus, Clinotanypus, Procladius, Tanypus|
The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP), phase 1 was a project implemented by the East African Community within the Lake Victoria Basin. The project, among others, included activities for monitoring water quality and biotic communities. The data in this resource was collected in such activities on Lake Wamala, one of the small water bodies within the Lake Victoria basin.
|Title||The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP)|
|Funding||The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) was funded by a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF and a loan the World Bank.|
|Study Area Description||Lake Wamala is an environmental change hotspot within the Lake Victoria basin. The lake has an area of 250 sq. km, an average depth of 5m and a catchment of ≈2000 sq. km.|
|Design Description||Field data was obtained on macroinvertebrates from different sites across the lakes.|
The personnel involved in the project:
For sampling information, please refer to a related dataset (Pabire et al. 2020; https://www.gbif.org/dataset/b34036fa-f8de-4bbe-b2a2-f90ba0a234fd)
|Study Extent||Data was collected from 1999 to 2003 in selected sites on the lake.|
Method step description:
- Refer to a related dataset (Pabire et al. 2020; https://www.gbif.org/dataset/b34036fa-f8de-4bbe-b2a2-f90ba0a234fd)
- Pabire W G, Egessa R, Musinguzi L (2020). Abundance of macroinvertebrates in sites with varying degradation levels in Lake Wamala. Version 1.1. National Fisheries Resources Research Institute. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/va97uo accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-08-06.