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Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles near the river Meuse in Flanders, Belgium

Latest version published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) on Oct 20, 2015 Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles near the river Meuse in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 5,800 beetle occurrences sampled between 1998 and 1999 from 28 locations on the left bank (Belgium) of the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. The dataset includes over 100 ground beetles species (Carabidae) and some non-target species. The data were used to assess the dynamics of the Grensmaas area and to help river management. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/LifeWatchINBO/data-publication/tree/master/datasets/kevers-grensmaas-occurrences

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Vanacker S, Brosens D, Desmet P (2013): Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles near the river Meuse in Flanders, Belgium. v9.3. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence. http://doi.org/10.15468/hy3pzl

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f4230399-51b8-4862-8991-93d6ba11406f.  Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgium Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; nature restoration; beetles; Carabidae

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://www.biodiversity.be
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch team coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://lifewatch.inbo.be

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE

Who filled in the metadata:

Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://www.biodiversity.be
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch team coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region BE
http://lifewatch.inbo.be

Geographic Coverage

Grensmaas: the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.

Bounding Coordinates 50.71, 51.18 / 5.62, 5.88 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

Almost all 107 species in this dataset are ground beetles (Carabidae), identified to species. The dataset also includes some non-target species: Chorthippus, Oedipoda, and Tetrix (Orthoptera) and Lamyctes (Chilopoda). The top 3 recorded species are Bembidion tetracolum (9%), Bembidion femoratum (8%), and Agonum muelleri (7%).

Kingdom  Animalia (animals)
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta (insects)
Order  Coleoptera (beetles)
Family  Carabidae (ground beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1998-08-25 / 1999-10-04

Sampling Methods

The beetles were sampled at 80 plots, with 3 pitfall traps per plot. Sampling occurrened in 1998 and 1999, from May to October

Study Extent 28 locations on the left bank (Belgium) of the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Quality Control All sampled carabid species were determined by experts. All records are validated.
Step Description 1 Pitfalls were placed on 80 plots and sampled from May to October.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Van Looy K., Jochems H., Vanacker S., Lommelen E., DufrĂȘne M., De Blust, G. (2004). Loopkevers langs de Maas: Indicatoren voor het rivierbeheer. Natuur.focus 3(3): 87-93. http://www.natuurpunt.be/sites/default/files/documents/publication/natuur.focus_2004-3_loopkevers_langs_de_maas.pdf

Additional Metadata

To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.inbo.be/en/norms-for-data-use) and provide a link to the original dataset (http://doi.org/10.15468/hy3pzl) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to know how you have used or visualized the data, or to provide more information, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata, opendata@inbo.be or https://twitter.com/LifeWatchINBO.

Purpose Variation in time and space is a key characteristic of the river Meuse. Ground beetles are a good indicator to assess these dynamics. The goal of this project was to better understand the dynamics of the Grensmaas and help river management, habitat restoration and policy.
Alternative Identifiers f4230399-51b8-4862-8991-93d6ba11406f
http://data.inbo.be/ipt/resource?r=kevers-grensmaas-occurrences