Microzooplankton : Lake Fryxell Ciliates, Bacteria, Nanoflagellates

Summary

Abstract: 

In conjunction with the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, lakes were monitored for microzooplankton by a team based out of the University of Nottingham (led by Johanna Laybourn-Parry). This dataset shows numbers of ciliates, bacteria, heterotrophic nanoflagellates, and phototrophic nanoflagellates found at various depths in Lake Fryxell.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1992 to January 31, 1994
Data Citation
Laybourn-parry, J. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Microzooplankton : Lake Fryxell Ciliates, Bacteria, Nanoflagellates. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/3cd7d9d45bd614fea2904e4f149ff5ae. Dataset accessed 20 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Variables (click to expand): 

Location Name
  • Label: Location
  • Definition: Name of lake where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Date_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
Depth
  • Label:
  • Definition: Depth at which sample was drawn from lake
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: 12
  • Minimum: 1
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
#Ciliates
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of ciliates counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Askenasia
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of Askenasia organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values: None specified
#S_Monodinium
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of S_Monodinium organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#L_Monodinium
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of L_Monodinium organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Strombidium
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of Strombidium organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Vorticella
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of Vorticella organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Bursaria
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of Bursaria organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Sphaerophyra
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of Sphaerophyra organisms counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#Bacteria
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of bacteria x 10E8 counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #x108/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#HNAN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of heterotrophic nanoflagellates x 10E5 counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #x105/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
#PNAN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of phototrophic nanoflagellates x 10E5 counted/liter of lake water
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: #x105/liter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 1
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given

File: 

ciliates.csv (1.03 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Short name: 

ciliates

Dataset ID: 

52
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Data Manager