The database contains ecological characteristics and distribution patterns of more than 12.000 European freshwater organisms belonging to fish, macro-invertebrates, macrophytes, diatoms and phytoplankton. The ecology data feature (amongst others) ecoregional and altitudinal distribution, temperature and stream zonation preference, substrate or microhabitat preference, feeding type, life duration, saprobity and many more. All ecological parameters can be individually combined and queried.

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BF20 (

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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
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2016-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BF20
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2015-01-15
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
Spatial harvester true
Topic category biota, environment, inlandWaters