Yellow perch abundance and length-at-age in Oneida Lake, New York, 1957 to present

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This dataset reports estimates of yellow perch abundance and length-at-age for different stage and age groups in Oneida Lake and is part of the collection "Cornell Oneida Lake Data". The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) serves as a primary field site for aquatic research at Cornell University (more information can be found at and is part of the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The centerpiece of the station's research program is a 60 year database on the food web of Oneida Lake, New York, that has been collected with support from the Cornell University Brown Endowment and from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The data are collected by personnel from the Cornell Biological Field Station and include limnology, benthos, zooplankton, phytoplankton, and fish survey data, primarily from Oneida Lake and spanning 1957 to the present. The estimates in this dataset are based on data from standard trawl (since 1961) and gill nets catches (since 1959) (Trawl and Gillnet Data-packages in the same collection), mark-recapture estimates for age 3 and older yellow perch, an analysis of gill net selectivity and mark-recapture estimates for age 3 and older perch, and Miller sampler surveys for larval yellow perch when the fish are approximately 8 mm and 18 mm. There are two data tables. The first contains abundance and length-at-age for age 1 and older perch. The second contains abundance, length, and sampling dates for the first year of life (larvae, juveniles, age-1 in the following spring).

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This data package must be uncompressed for use. In addition to the data described above, it includes an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) record, which describes in considerable detail the contents of the data table(s), methods, usage rights, and other information. All users of these data are strongly encouraged to review this EML record. This data set is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License: Users of this data set are very strongly encouraged to check with the data set Owner or the individual listed as the Contact for this data set to verify that they have the most current and correct version of the data. Users are also encouraged to notify the data set Owner/Contact to describe their intended use of the data set, including planned publications, and to supply the Owner/Contact with a copy of any publication or derivative work using or citing the data set.


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Yellow perch; Fish; Lakes; Abundance; Length-at-age


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The authoritative copy of this dataset resides in The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB). KNB will contain the most recently updated version of the "Yellow perch abundance and length-at-age in Oneida Lake, New York, 1957 to present" dataset. The KNB ID is cbfs.127.28.

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Lars G. Rudstam, and James R. Jackson. 2012. Yellow perch abundance and length-at-age in Oneida Lake, New York, 1957 to present. KNB Data Repository. cbfs.127.28.

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