03 Nov 2021

03 Nov 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

Patos Lagoon Estuary and Adjacent Marine Coastal Biodiversity Long-term data

Valéria M. Lemos, Marianna Lanari, Margareth Copertino, Eduardo R. Secchi, Paulo Cesar O. V. de Abreu, José H. Muelbert, Alexandre M. Garcia, Felipe C. Dumont, Erik Muxagata, João P. Vieira, André Colling, and Clarisse Odebrecht Valéria M. Lemos et al.
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Instituto de Oceanografia, Rio Grande, C.P. 474, CEP 96203-900, BRAZIL

Abstract. Estuaries are among the most productive aquatic ecosystems and provide important ecological and economic services in coastal areas. However, estuarine systems have been threatened worldwide by natural and anthropogenic impacts acting on local, regional and global scales. Long-term ecological studies contribute to the understanding and management of estuarine functioning, and provide the baseline information for detection changes and modeling of predictive scenarios. Here, we describe long-term data on the biodiversity and physico-chemical parameters obtained from 1993 to 2016 for the Patos Lagoon estuary and adjacent marine coast, in southern Brazil. We report eight datasets containing 6,972 sampling events with the occurrence and abundance records of 275 species (Kingdoms: Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae and Animalia) of functional groups plankton, benthos and nekton. Datasets also include 22,190 abiotic records. Database is published in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) repository (see Data availability in Sect 3). The present compendium represents one of the most comprehensive and longest datasets from primary producers to top predators in an estuarine-coastal system in South America and their availability will be an important contribution to the understanding and predictability of estuarine dynamics around the world.

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Status: open (until 29 Dec 2021)

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Data sets

Ecology of Lahille's bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus gephyreus in the Patos Lagoon estuary and adjacent marine coast Secchi, E. R., Fruet, P. and Genoves, R. C.

Species composition and abundance patterns of fish assemblages at shallow waters of Patos Lagoon estuary Vieira, J. P., Garcia, A. M. and Lemos, V. M.

Temporal data series of Benthic macrofauna abundance and composition from the Patos Lagoon estuary Colling, L. A. and Cavalca Bom, F.

Ecology of the pink-shrimp Penaeus paulensis in Patos Lagoon estuary Dumont, L. F. C.

Interannual variability of ichthyoplankton diversity in the Patos Lagoon estuary Southern Brazil Muelbert, J. H.

Dynamics of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Patos Lagoon estuary Copertino, M.

Continuous monitoring of the micro and mesozooplankton of the Patos Lagoon estuary and adjacent coastal area Muxagata, E. and Teixeira-Amaral, P.

Phytoplankton and water quality parameters in the Patos Lagoon estuary and adjacent marine coast Odebrecht, C. and Abreu, P. C.

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Short summary
Patos Lagoon estuary and adjacent marine coast (PLEA) is a Site of the Brazilian Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) since 1998. LTER-PLEA contributes with information about the biota composition, distribution and abundance, and estuarine ecological processes. LTER-PLEA database (eight datasets containing 6,972 sampling events and records of 275 species) represents one of the most robust and longest databases of biological diversity in an estuarine-coastal system of South America.