BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Phytoplankton

The two sampling lakes are located in the Kobbefjord catchment area in the bottom of Kobbefjord (Badesø / Kangerluarsunnguup Tasia: 64,13ºN, 51,36ºW and Qassi Sø: 64,15ºN, 51,31ºW). They are monitored monthly during the ice-free period. Monitoring include ice cover, water chemistry, DOC (dissolved organic carbon), chlorophyll a, physical conditions, species composition of plankton, vegetation, and fish. Phytoplankton samples are saved in lugol and identified and counted by specialists in Denmark. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Lakes:Lakes BioBasis Nuuk:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.

Data and Resources

Dataset extent

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Version 1
Citation Read the GEM terms of use and how to cite: For example: Data were provided by the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Programme. Dataset: BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Phytoplankton. (10.17897/XCWK-PW77) [download date: 2021-05-18]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2008-06-07  Temporal coverage end: 2012-11-01
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -51.38, 64.13 ], "type": "Point" }
Station greenland-institute-of-natural-resources
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable description: Date of sampling  Variable unit: Date  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Lake  Variable description: Name of lake sampled  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Sorting  Variable description: Sorting location; ML: Miljøbiologisk Laboratorium ApS, Denmark  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Taxon  Variable description: Name of taxon  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: PhytoBiovolume  Variable description: The biovolume of phytoplankton (mm3/l)  Variable unit: mm3/L  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: NumberPerMilliLiter  Variable description: Number of individuals per milliliter  Variable unit: Number  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Remarks  Variable description: Remarks  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Observer  Variable description: Name or abbreviation of field worker(s)  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2012-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: