Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Lake Guardian in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes from 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-29. (NCEI Accession 0209222)

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Raw data from the benthic macroinvertebrate lake wide surveys conducted in Lake Michigan in 2015. These basic benthic survey data provide the number of each taxon in each replicate sample (abundance), density, and biomass. Similar lake wide surveys were conducted to assess the status of benthic taxa beginning in 1994/1995 and repeated every five years through 2015.
  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Burlakova, Lyubov E.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Karatayev, Alexander Y.; Lang, Greg A.; Mehler, Knut; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Lake Guardian in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes from 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-29. (NCEI Accession 0209222). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0209222. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.2
S: 41.6
E: -84.75
W: -88.1
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96
  • Abundance and Biomass of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Lake Michigan in 2015, with a Summary of Temporal Trends
  • Lake-wide benthic surveys in Lake Michigan in 1994-95, 2000, 2005, and 2010: abundances of the amphipod Diporeia spp. and abundances and biomass of the mussels Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis
  • Abundances of the amphipod Diporeia spp. and the mussels Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis in Lake Michigan in 1994-1995, 2000, and 2005
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-03-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: LF6UEE
Purpose The purpose of the survey was to assess the status of the benthic macroinvertebrate community, with a primary focus on the invasive mussels Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis, and the native amphipod Diporeia. While the surveys in 1994/95 focused only on Dreissena and Diporeia, the survey in 2015 was broader in scope and documented abundances and biomass of all macrobenthic taxa. Thus, the 2015 survey provides a baseline to assess future changes of the entire benthic community in Lake Michigan.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Burlakova, Lyubov E.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Karatayev, Alexander Y.; Lang, Greg A.; Mehler, Knut; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Lake Guardian in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes from 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-29. (NCEI Accession 0209222). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0209222. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Nalepa, Thomas F.
  • Burlakova, Lyubov E.
  • Elgin, Ashley K.
  • Karatayev, Alexander Y.
  • Lang, Greg A.
  • Mehler, Knut
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Benthic species - taxa abundance
  • Benthic species - taxa biomass
  • Benthic species - taxa density
  • Benthic species - taxa tissue ash free dry weights
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords Provider Platform Keywords
  • R/V LAKE GUARDIAN
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • GLERL Benthic Surveys
  • US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO - US EPA)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Nalepa, Thomas F.; Burlakova, Lyubov E.; Elgin, Ashley K.; Karatayev, Alexander Y.; Lang, Greg A.; Mehler, Knut; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (2020). Abundance, biomass, and density of benthic macroinvertebrates collected from R/V Lake Guardian in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes from 2015-07-20 to 2015-07-29. (NCEI Accession 0209222). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0209222. Accessed [date].
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  • 2020-03-14T05:18:51Z - NCEI Accession 0209222 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA ABUNDANCE (measured); Units: no. / grab; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: In the laboratory, material collected by the Ponar grab and retained in the 0.5-mm sleeve was placed into a white enamel pan or a large petri dish, and organisms were removed and counted under a 1.5x magnifier lamp, or under low-power of a binocular microscope. Organisms were sorted, counted, and placed into separate vials by major taxonomic groups. For more detailed information see Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA BIOMASS (measured); Units: gAFDW / m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Biomass (ash-free dry weight) calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA DENSITY (measured); Units: no./m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Density calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA WET WEIGHTS (measured); Units: gTWW / m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Biomass (total wet weight) calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
  • Parameter or Variable: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA TISSUE ASH FREE DRY WEIGHTS (measured); Units: gAFDW/m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: sediment sampler - grab; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Biomass (total wet weight) calculated following the procedures described in Nalepa, T.F., Riseng, C.M., Elgin, A.K., & Lang, G.A., 2018. Abundance and Distribution of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Lake Huron System: Saginaw Bay, 2006-2009, and Lake Huron, including Georgian Bay and North Channel, 2007 and 2012. US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Technical Memorandum GLERL-172. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-172/tm-172.pdf.; Data Quality Method: Nalepa, T. F., D. L. Fanslow, M. B. Lansing, G. A. Lang, M. Ford, G. Gostenick, and D. J. Hartson. 2002. Abundance, biomass, and species composition of benthic macroinvertebrate populations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, 1987-96. NOAA Technical Memorandum GLERL-122. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/tech_reports/glerl-122.
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Instrument
  • sediment sampler - grab
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