Microbial cell counts from Canadian Prairie groundwater ecosystems


Groundwater ecosystems are globally widespread yet still poorly understood. We therefore investigated the total microbial cell counts of 78 groundwater samples from aquifers in the Canadian Prairie, collected between 2015 and 2020. The study area comprised 14 major aquifers and a geographic area of ~210.000 km2. The goal of the study was to understand the links between the biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of groundwater ecosystems in diverse geological settings on a broad spatial scale. Details concerning microscopy and cell enumeration can be found in the associated publication by Ruff et al. 2023.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.952331
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.952473
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.952331
Creator Ruff, S Emil ORCID logo; Humez, Pauline; Hrabe de Angelis, Isabella ORCID logo; Diao, Muhe; Nightingale, Michael; Cho, Sara; Connors, Liam; Kuloyo, Olukayode O; Seltzer, Alan ORCID logo; Bowman, Samuel; Wankel, Scott D; McClain, Cynthia N; Mayer, Bernhard (ORCID: 0000-0003-4529-085X); Strous, Marc
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4441 data points
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-119.398W, 49.027S, -110.006E, 58.995N); Canadian Prairie
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-01-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-12-12T00:00:00Z