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EDP Foz-Tua: Macrophytes – Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2015]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Jul 22, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of the Macrophytes (i.e., aquatic and riparian plants) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and its tributaries, and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-2015) of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in the spring 2011-2015 during field visits to 17 sampling points distributed along the valley of river Tua (Northeast Portugal) and its tributaries, up to the intersection with rivers Rabaçal and Tuela, 52 kms upstream. These data are part of a larger monitoring program in the river Tua basin to evaluate the impacts of the dam construction in the water quality of the river, before and during the construction process.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 85 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    85
  • Occurrence 
    32640

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Pinheiro P, Aguiar F, Garcia C, Sérgio C, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz-Tua: Macrophytes – Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2015]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_macrophytes_pme&v=1.0

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is EDP - Energias de Portugal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7cdb0b34-ac56-454a-b4b3-38f5bb905fd5.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Macrophytes; water quality; inventories; ecological monitoring program; Foz-Tua dam

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paulo Pinheiro
General Coordinator
AQUALOGUS - Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. Rua do Mar da China, Nº 1, Escritório 2.4, Parque das Nações 1990-137 Lisboa Lisbon PT
Francisca Aguiar
Scientific Coordinator
AQUALOGUS - Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. Lisbon PT
César Garcia
TEchnician
AQUALOGUS - Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. Lisbon PT
Cecília Sérgio
Technician
AQUALOGUS - Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda. Lisbon PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energias de Portugal Av. 24 de Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Tiago Múrias
Researcher
CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto Campus Agrário de Vairão 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected along the River Tua (Northeast Portugal) and its main tributaries, up to the intersection with rivers Rabaçal and Tuela (52 kms from the mouth), in the municipalities of Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.131, -7.537], North East [41.496, -7.147]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 5 phylums, 8 classes, 52 orders, 106 families, 247 genera and 389 species.

Phylum  Anthocerotophyta,  Bryophyta,  Charophyta,  Marchantiophyta,  Tracheophyta
Class  Anthocerotopsida,  Bryopsida,  Charophyceae,  Jungermanniopsida,  Magnoliopsida,  Marchantiopsida,  Liliopsida,  Polypodiopsida
Order  Alismatales,  Apiales,  Asparagales,  Asterales,  Boraginales,  Brassicales,  Bryales,  Buxales,  Caryophyllales,  Charales,  Commelinales,  Cucurbitales,  Dicranales,  Dipsacales,  Discoreales,  Equisetales,  Ericales,  Fabales,  Fagales,  Fissidentales,  Fossombroniales,  Funariales,  Gentianales,  Geraniales,  Grimmiales,  Hypnales,  Isobryales,  Jungermanniales,  Lamiales,  Leucodontales,  Lunulariales,  Malpighiales,  Malvales,  Marchantiales,  Myrtales,  Notothyladales,  Osmundales,  Oxalidales,  Pelliales,  Piperales,  Poales,  Polypodiales,  Polytrichales,  Porellales,  Pottiales,  Proteales,  Ranunculales,  Rosales,  Sapindales,  Saxifragales,  Solanales,  Vitales
Family  Adoxaceae,  Alismataceae,  Amaranthaceae,  Amblystegeaceae,  Anacardiaceae,  Apiaceae,  Apocynaceae,  Araceae,  Araliaceae,  Aristolochiaceae,  Asparagaceae,  Aspleniaceae,  Asteraceae,  Athyriaceae,  Aytoniaceae,  Bartramiaceae,  Betulaceae,  Boraginaceae,  Brachytheciaceae,  Brassicaceae,  Bryaceae,  Buxaceae,  Campanulaceae,  Cannabaceae,  Caprifoliaceae,  Caryophyllaceae,  Characeae,  Cinclidotaceae,  Commelinaceae,  Conocephaleceae,  Convolvulaceae,  Corsiniaceae,  Crassulaceae,  Cryphaeceae,  Cucurbitaceae,  Cyperaceae,  Dennstaedtiaceae,  Discoreaceae,  Ditrichaceae,  Dryopteridaceae,  Entodontaceae,  Equisetaceae,  Ericaceae,  Euphorbiaceae,  Fabaceae,  Fagaceae,  Fissidentaceae,  Fontinalaceae,  Fossombroniaceae,  Funariaceae,  Geraniaceae,  Grimmiaceae,  Haloragaceae,  Hellliotropiaceae,  Hypericaceae,  Hypnaceae,  Juncaceae,  Jungladceae,  Lamiaceae,  Linaceae,  Lophocoleaceae,  Lunulariaceae,  Lythraceae,  Malvaceae,  Marchanitaceae,  Mniaceae,  Moraceae,  Myrtaceae,  Neckeraceae,  Notothyladaceae,  Oleaceae,  Onagraceae,  Osmundaceae,  Oxalidaceae,  Palliaceae,  Papaveraceae,  Phytollaccaeae,  Plantaginaceae,  Platanaceae,  Poaceae,  Polygonaceae,  Polytrichaceae,  Porellaceae,  Portulacaceae,  Potamogetonaceae,  Pottiaceae,  Primulaceae,  Pteridaceae,  Ranunculaceae,  Rhamnaceae,  Ricciaceae,  Rosaceae,  Rubiaceae,  Salicaceae,  Sapindaceae,  Saxifragaceae,  Scrophulariaceae,  Simaroubaceae,  Solanaceae,  Thymelaeaceae,  Typhaceae,  Ulmaceae,  Urticaceae,  Verbenaceae,  Violaceae,  Vitaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-04-26 / 2015-06-23

Project Data

The dataset contains records of Macrophytes collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and its main tributaries, within the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-2015) of the Construction Phase of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in spring/summer (April-July) of 2011-2015, during field visits to 17 sampling plots located along the lower Tua valley and its tributaries, up to 52 kms upstream. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 32810 records of species presence and percentage cover. The most abundant species (> 500 m2 of area covered) were Alnus glutinosa (1270 m2), Salix salviifolia (1012) and Fraxinus angustifolia (799).

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Macrophytes – Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in part of the sub-basin of river Tua affected by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in the Tua river and its main tributaries, until the intersection with rivers Tuela and Rabaçal, up to 52 kms from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to characterize dynamics of macrophyte communities, to indicate changes in the ecological quality of river ecosystems in the lower Tua sub-basin, along all the stretch affected by the dam and in several control points upstream, during the dam construction (2011-2015).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Paulo Pinheiro
Author
Francisca Aguiar
Author
César Garcia
Author
Cecília Sérgio
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

The sampling of Macrophytes was performed through the application of the sampling and analysis protocol for Macrophytes (INAG 2008) developed to assess the biological quality of rivers within the scope of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) application. Inventories were carried out at the selected locations in the shortest possible time, to increase the comparability of the results. The field inventory was based on the percentage coverage of each species in relation to the total area sampled (limited by the river corridor, defined by the limit of ordinary floods). The work was carried out along the watercourse, including submerged and emerged beds and embankments. The allocation of the surface cover of each species was determined by imagining the individuals of each taxon grouped in the same area, at one end of the sampling section, in order to facilitate the estimation of the percentage area. More specifically, the vegetation was inventoried in discrete 100 m longitudinal units. Taxa of unknown or doubtful identification were collected and identified in the herbarium. Given the importance of Bryophytes as bioindicators, these specimens of non-vascular flora were also collected and later identified by specialized technicians.

Study Extent The data were collected along the Tua lower valley and its main tributaries (Northeast Portugal), up to 52 kms from the mouth, in the municipalities of Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela
Quality Control All identifications were performed by qualified technicians

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Bibliographic Citations

  1. INAG, I.P. 2008. Manual para a avaliação biológica da qualidade da água em sistemas fluviais segundo a Directiva Quadro da Água - Protocolo de amostragem e análise para os macroinvertebrados. Ministério do Ambiente, do Ordenamento do Território e do Desenvolvimento Regional. Instituto da Água, I.P.

Additional Metadata

Purpose This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will make available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_macrophytes_pme