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  • Wisconsin Lake Plants - multi source database of lake plant abundance 1930 - 2004
  • Nichols, Stanley; NTL LTER
  • 2006
  • This data set provides sampling-point by sampling-point macrophyte data for lakes sampled by a number of agencies in Wisconsin. The relational tables in this dataset were originally used to generate plant community tables. This dataset contains detailed and recent data from approximately the 1970s onward. Sampling timing and intensity varied. Table DATSOUR contains sources of data for tables AQUAPLT2 and LAKEHAB. Table AQUAPLT2 gives an estimate of plant density at each sample point. Table MAXDEPLNG has initial lake parameters derived from data in AQUAPLT2 and LAKEHAB Table LAKEHAB contains habitat characteristics at macrophyte sampling locations. Table PLTNAME has species information for plants in tables AQUAPLT2 and LAKESPEC. Table LAKES contains information for lakes included in this dataset. Table COUNTY contains information associated with the counties where the lakes in the AQUAPLT2 dataset and the LAKESPEC dataset are located. . Sampling Frequency: varies Number of sites: 1938
  • N: 47.045      S: 42.457      E: -86.92      W: -92.964
  • knb-lter-ntl.61.3  
  • Data Policies Copyright Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin, Madison. This information is released to the public and may be used for academic, educational, or commercial purposes subject to the following restrictions: The Data User must realize that these data sets are being actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the NTL lead Principal Investigator,, to check on other uses of the data. Where appropriate, the Data User may be encouraged to consider collaboration and/or co-authorship with original investigators. The Data User must realize that the data may be misinterpreted if taken out of context. We request that you provide the NTL lead Principal Investigator, ATTN: Data Access, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 680 North Park St., Madison, WI 53706 with a copy of any manuscript using the data so that it may be reviewed and comments provided on the presentation of our data. The Data User must acknowledge use of the data by an appropriate citation (see Citation) of the NTL-LTER database. A generic citation for our databases is: name of data set, North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research program, NSF, contact person for data set, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The data set name and contact person for each data set can be found in the metadata header of the online data sets. The Data User must send two reprints of any publications resulting from use of the data to the address above. We would like to include such manuscripts in our LTER publications list. The Data User must not redistribute original data and documentation without permission from Emily Stanley, lead Principal Investigator, ( While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The North Temperate Lakes LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets. Data users should be aware that we periodically update data sets. Our goal is to release all long term data associated with core research areas within 2 years of collection. These data and accompanying metadata will be available for download from the NTL-LTER web site. By using these data, the Data User agrees to abide by the terms of this agreement. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • doi:10.6073/pasta/c4ca2e4723a8396901c35a684882eab3
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