This dataset is the result of the digitization project "Aves Birds observation records anterior to 1990".
It provides ornithological data gathered by Aves between 1960 and 1990.
Since the early sixties, Aves, the bird study and protection society in French-speaking Belgium, now part of Natagora asbl, is collecting bird observation data in Belgium (almost exclusively in Wallonia and Brussels regions). Bird observation data in Aves collection are essentially generatedby "broad-scale surveys" in th…
List of invasive species in Belgium following the HARMONIA system and the ISEIA
protocol. Extracted from the content of the http://ias.biodiversity.bewebsite in
June 2011 by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (http://www.biodiversity.be
) in the framework of the GBIF Taxon publication award.
Detailed data available on http://ias.biodiversity.be but not published in
this checklist include distribution information within Belgium, invasiveness
data, impact on ecosystems and species, invasiven…
This resource was created by publishing the backend database of the Belgian Species List website (www.species.be). This publishing work has been done by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (http://www.biodiversity.be) in the framework of the "GBIF award for evaluating checklist publication format" during May 2011.
Data extracted by Francis Strobbe on May 27th 2011.
Abstract of the Belgian Species List project:
Since almost a year now, people of all ages can access the Belgian Species List for an…
This checklist covers all relevant information of the major dacine fruit fly genera of Africa.
Initially established under the ENBI project, it provides a list current taxonomic status of species involved, as well as synonymy.
Limitations of scope: the pilot study is focusing on a group of Afrotropical fruit flies only. Reason is that, over the last decade years several projects have focused on this group (cf. above) and that a mass of specimen related data are available. Afrotropical is used …
This dataset covers all relevant information on every Afrotropical moth species.
The zoogeographic area covered can be defined as the Africa continent south of the Sahara (i.e. excl. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt), the islands in the Atlantic Ocean: Amsterdam Island, Ascension, Cape Verde Archipelago, Inaccessible Island, St. Helena, São Tomé and Principe, Tristan da Cunha, and the islands in the Indian Ocean: Comores (Anjouan, Grande Comore, Mayotte, Mohéli), Madagasca…
BIOGEOnet is a taxonomic and biogeographic database of every living beings, developped on the behalf of the Vegetal Taxonomy and Conservation Biology Unit of the University of Liège.
This datatset contains human observations of Hexapoda in Belgium.
While the oldest exsiccata of the FUNDP herbarium date from the early 19th century, it is mainly with the creation of the chair of botany in 1844, some years after the foundation of the then very young University of Namur, that Father Auguste Bellynck LAID the foundations of a heritage that has constantly been extended since those days, thanks to personal collections and numerous purchases.
This dataset contains the Pteridophyta part of the herbarium.
The extensive African Rodentia specimen and tissue collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the University of Antwerp (UA) provide taxonomical, ecological, geographical and genetic information, as well as measurements and data on parasitic and viral infections. The scientific importance of these collections is that, although numerous African rats and mice have been described over the last 150 years, many species descri…
Reference collection of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Paraguayan dry Chaco, collected along an aridity gradient between 2001 and 2004.
Overall, 1280 samples were carried out allowing to collect 50,552 individuals corresponding to 38 genera and 212 species or morphospecies.
The dried plant collection consists of more than 200,000 sheets stored by country or region. In each country, collections are in alphabetical order for species within genera, genera within families, and families within the divisions of Angiosperms, Gymnosperms and ferns. It includes 334 type specimens. All types in our collection have been entered in our herbarium database and a digitalised image is available on Aluka.
The majority of the samples originates from Africa and was gathered by our o…
The data in IFBL 1, 2 & 3 covers all of the IFBL 1 km² flora checklists sampled between 1939 and 1971. About 10000 original lists corresponding with some 1 200 000 data representative of the former distribution of vascular plant species in Belgium, were digitised. The IFBL data is integrated in existing national and regional flora databases and will contribute to the realisation of regional Flora Atlases. The analysis of the digitised data will improve the possibilities to compare floral data ov…
Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) are one of the most economically important groups of insects in the Afrotropical Region. They cause millions of Euros of damage to fruits and vegetables, and are a major constraint to commercial and subsistence farming in the region. The family Tephritidae includes more than 5000 species worldwide, approximately 1400 species of which develop in fleshy fruits (Norrbom et al 1999). Nearly 250 of these species are capable of achieving pest status by feeding on pla…
This dataset is the result of te digitization project 2009.
A large amount of information on these species and their distribution in Belgium is available under the format of identified, pinned and labelled specimens in the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Department of Entomology.
This data is also presented on a website: http://projects.biodiversity.be/beetles/
Reference collections of plant material from Central Africa (DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi). Digitizing specimen information is the first crucial step in the realisation of a widely accessible ‘working list of known plant species’ for this region and is an important tool for repatriation of knowledge to the countries of origin. In this first stage, we focussed on three families: Rubiaceae, Balsaminaceae and Orchidaceae.
ARABEL, the Arachnologia Belgica is a collaborative effort of scientists and spiders amateurs. It gathers information on collection specimens and observations of spiders in Belgium.
Participating organisations are: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences(RBINS), Royal Museum for Central Africa(RMCA), University of Ghent(UGent) and the Research Institute for Nature and Forest(INBO).
The Laboratorium voor Microbiologie (LMG) at the Faculty of Sciences University Gent holds more than 16,000 bacteria strains representing some 1,300 species, subspecies or pathovars. Over 16,000 strains, representing some 1,300 species, subspecies or pathovars, encompassing plant associated and phytopathogenic bacteria (pseudomonads, xanthomonads, erwiniae, agrobacteria, coryneforms, etc.), bacteria of medical or veterinary importance (Arcobacter, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, aeromonads, flavoba…