Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles…

Occurrence dataset published by Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

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Summary

Full Title

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

Description

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

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.

Additional Information

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.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Aug 25, 1998 - Oct 4, 1999

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Metadata author
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch team coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Peter Desmet
LifeWatch team coordinator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

doi:10.15468/hy3pzl

Published by

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)

Publication Date

Oct 20, 2015

Registration Date

Jun 18, 2013

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INBO IPT

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Description

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

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Other Contacts

Metadata author
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Metadata author
Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Dimitri Brosens
Data liaison officer
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium
Originator
Stijn Vanacker
Former collaborator
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) Kliniekstraat 25 1070 Brussels Brussels Capital Region Belgium

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)

Methodology

Study extent

28 locations on the left bank (Belgium) of the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.

Sampling description

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

Quality control

All sampled carabid species were determined by experts. All records are validated.

Method Steps

  1. Pitfalls were placed on 80 plots and sampled from May to October.

References

Van Looy K., Jochems H., Vanacker S., Lommelen E., Dufrêne 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