Phytoplankton in Oneida Lake, New York, 1975 to present

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This dataset contains phytoplankton data from Oneida Lake from 1975 to present 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 ,Cornell University. 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. This data package contains results of phytoplankton surveys of Oneida Lake, New York divided in two series: 1975 - 1995 and 1996 to present. The primary tables give densities of phytoplankton taxa identified in samples collected from sites in Oneida Lake. Five of these sites are standard sites and used when stations are pooled. A derived table has the densities and biovolumes of each taxa averaged over the five standard stations (1975 to 1995 data). Supplemental tables provide explanations of the taxonomic codes used in the two primary tables as well as geographic coordinates and information for the sampling sites.

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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 should notify the data set Owner/Contact to describe their intended use of the data set, including planned publications, and are encouraged to supply the Owner/Contact with a copy of any publication or derivative work using or citing the data set.


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lakes; Oneida Lake, New York; Oneida County, New York; Madison County, New York; Onondaga County, New York; Oswego County, New York; Phytoplankton; Cryptophyta; Cyanobacteria; Chlorophyta; Chrysophyta; Bacillariophyta; Pyrrhophyta


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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 "Phytoplankton in Oneida Lake, New York, 1975 to present" dataset. The KNB ID is kgordon.31.65.

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Lars G. Rudstam. 2008. Phytoplankton in Oneida Lake, New York, 1975 to present. KNB Data Repository. kgordon.31.65.

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2016-02-04 10:54:17
This is updated data through 2014.
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