US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Aquatic snail and macrophyte abundance and richness data for ten lakes in Vilas County, WI, USA, 1987-2020

Abstract

Data accompanying the paper Szydlowski et al. "Three decades of lake monitoring
reveals community recovery after population declines of invasive rusty crayfish (Faxonius
rusticus)." Macrophytes and snails were sampled in ten lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin, USA
during summer sampling events in 1987, 2002, 2011, and 2020. Lakes had varying levels of
invasion by F. rusticus, which affected measures of macrophytes and snails. Macrophytes were
sampled using a point-intercept transect method and snails were sampled using different
sampler types which were dependent on substrate. Macrophytes were sampled at 6-14 sites per
lake and snails were sampled at 16-31 sites per lake. Overall, this dataset provides abundance
and richness data for over 25 species of snails and over 40 species of macrophytes in north
temperate lakes.<br/>
Dataset ID
417

Data Citation Suggestion

Szydlowski, D.K., A.K. Elgin, D.M. Lodge, J.S. Tiemann, and E.R. Larson. 2022. Aquatic snail and macrophyte abundance and richness data for ten lakes in Vilas County, WI, USA, 1987-2020 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/29733b5269efe990c3d2d916453fe4dd. Accessed 2022-08-13.

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Snail abundance and richness data for ten lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin during sampling events in 1987, 2002, 2011, and 2020
Macrophyte abundance and richness data for ten lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin during sampling events in 1987, 2002, 2011, and 2020