Diatom and Non-diatom (Soft-algae) Taxa Names

Sets of names used for analysis of algal samples in the USGS NAWQA, EPA NARS, and ANSP projects

A common set of names is important for maximizing taxonomic consistency among analysts and comparability among datasets. Academy phycologists and collaborators, with support from the USGS, US EPA, and several state agencies, have developed and maintained a set of taxa names for use in agency sponsored projects and elsewhere. The current set of names (2011) has evolved from initial sets over the past 15-20 years. Many phycologists at several institutions have contributed to expanding and updating the names. Much of this work was supported by the USGS and documented in USGS NAWQA Workshop reports.

The first set of names, or “taxonomic systems”, was developed in 1994. Names have been updated about every 3 years, typically as part of USGS NAWQA taxonomic workshops.

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BFE_73 (http://www.freshwatermetadata.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=BFE_73).

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Last Updated 23 June 2017, 16:50 (Europe/Berlin)
Created 23 June 2017, 16:50 (Europe/Berlin)
Access constraints no limitations
Contact email charles@ansp.org
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2011-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BFE_73
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2012-11-14
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party The Academy of Natural Sciences
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
Spatial harvester true
Topic category biota, inlandWaters