Abundances of stream benthic invertebrates during a winter season in an alpine valley (South Tyrol, Italy)


Stream benthic macroinvertebrates were collected for a period of 3 consecutive months (December 2019 to March 2020), in 4 nested/non-nested sites within the catchment of Val d'Ega/Eggental, located in South Tyrol, Italy (46°N, 10° E). Organisms were collected through Surber samplings (0.0506 squared metres, mesh size 500 µm) at sites with different characteristics of elevation and land cover in their respective sub-catchments (e.g. presence of urban areas or roads), but similar in regard to in-stream substrate composition. Aim of the samplings was to collect biotic data to assess whether application of de-icing agents within the catchment during the winter time could be a detrimental factor for the ecological integrity of the riverine ecosystem of the valley. The taxonomic nomenclature fully complies with the standard of Fauna Europaea (https://fauna-eu.org, see also de Jong, Y. et al., 2014). The column names of the databases fully complies with the biodiversity data standard of Darwin Core (https://dwc.tdwg.org, see also Wieczorek, J.et al., 2012).

DOI https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.959580
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e4034
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029715
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.959580
Creator Scotti, Alberto ORCID logo; Klotz, Johannes
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints); https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4120 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.390W, 46.389S, 11.482E, 46.494N); Eggental
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-03-17T00:00:00Z