Plankton Toolbox User’s Guide: for Plankton Toolbox Version 1.3.2/1.3.3.
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Plankton form the base of the food web in most aquatic ecosystems. There is a need to estimate the biomass, abundance and the biodiversity of plankton organisms. Eutrophication, climate change, invasive species and harmful algal blooms are some of the reasons to monitor plankton. Microscope based methods are currently the standard in several monitoring programs including HELCOM-COMBINE, for the Baltic Sea, and OSPAR-JAMP, for North Eastern Atlantic Ocean covering the area between the Azores and the Arctic Ocean. Phyto- and zooplankton samples are collected using e.g. water sampling devices, hoses or nets. Data have been collected for decades and large data sets are available e.g. at international and national data centres. To work with the data in a consistent way may be difficult without the right tools. The Plankton Toolbox is a free tool for aquatic scientists, and others, working with phyto- and zooplankton data. It is available for MacOS and Windows. Plankton Toolbox makes it rel.....
PublisherSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Zooplankton biomass and diversity
Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
CitationKarlson, B. and Skjevik, A-T. (2020) Plankton Toolbox User’s Guide version 1.3.2. Gothenburg, Sweden, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, 36pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1660
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