www.freshwaterecology.info version 5.0

We are happy to announce that version 5.0 of www.freshwaterecology.info is now online! This version offers the following new/additional features:

  1. Additionally to fish, macro-invertebrates and diatoms, this version also offers ecological information on macrophytes. Please see >> Experts and >> Terms of use (citation) for the contributing experts and correct citation. The ecological parameters sections offer a variety of query features. You may find them after login by pressing the "Query ecological parameters"-button.
  2. In close cooperation with www.climate-and-freshwater.info we have now also incorporated species that might be affected by climate change, including fish, macro-invertebrates and macrophytes. This climate change parameter can be found within the ecological parameter sections.
  3. Queried ecological parameters can now be easily exported to csv-format by pressing the "Export"-button at the lower end of each query. This export function also includes the export of all references used. Details can be found in the >> How to use the database section.
  4. For linking and comparing your own species list with the taxonomic backbone of freshwaterecology.info we established a taxa validation tool (>> Taxa Validation Tool (TVT)). It is available for fish, macro-invertebrates, macrophytes and diatoms. This tool can also be used to upload a species list, link it with the ecological parameters of interest and download the dataset again. This export function also includes the export of all references used. A short description how to use the TVT can be found in the >> How to use the database section.

Please always remember that this database is the work of many experts and it is very important to acknowledge their work by using precise citations. For the success of www.freshwaterecology.info it is inevitable to cite the database correctly whenever you use it. Information how this is to be done can be found in the menu >> How to use the database/How to find the correct references and citation and >> Terms of use (citation).