Abundances of stream benthic macroinvertebrates influenced by four typical land cover types of the European Alps during an annual investigation in South Tyrol (Italy)


Stream benthic macroinvertebrates have been collected at 14 sites in South Tyrol, on three different sampling occasions (May, July, September), year 2017.Considering the entire hydrological network of South Tyrol, sampling sites were selected according to the following requirements: 1) each sampling site had a homogeneous land cover type at reach scale (buffer area used of 1,000 m x 300 m), one among the types rocks (R), high alpine grasslands (G), coniferous forest (F), valley-bottom pastures (P); 2) the sampling sites had no glacial water source; 3) the sampling sites were situated max. 500 m from any road or trail (for access purpose); 4) for each of the four land cover types mentioned above, the most similar points in regards to landscape composition and topography calculated at the catchment scale were chosen.Organisms were collected through Surber samplings (0.0506 squared metres, mesh size 500 µm) in 3 rocks (R-5, R-29, R-52) and high alpine grasslands (G-133, G-188, G-193) sites, and in 4 coniferous forests (F-51, F-178, F-391, F-621) and valley bottom pastures (P-9, P-37, P-50, P-53) sites.Further details regarding the site selection and their characteristics are explained in the publication resulting from the analysis of this abundances data (see "Supplement to:").

Supplement to: Scotti, Alberto; Füreder, L; Marsoner, Thomas; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Stawinoga, A E; Bottarin, Roberta (2020): Effects of land cover type on community structure and functional traits of alpine stream benthic macroinvertebrates. Freshwater Biology, 65(3), 524-539

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.907353
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13448
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.907353
Creator Scotti, Alberto ORCID logo; Bottarin, Roberta ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Eurac Research
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3089 data points
Discipline Environmental Research; Geosciences; Land Use; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (10.578W, 46.459S, 11.739E, 46.898N); Italy
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-05-10T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-09-14T00:00:00Z