The Norwegian GBIF node approved a data mobilization grant for the UiO Natural History Museum in 2015 for co-funding the preparation and publication of primary biodiversity data on Radiolaria specimens from the Norwegian Sea (Norskehavet). Additional data from Polhavet, Grønnlandshavet, Islandshavet, Norskehavet, Korsfjorden, Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjorden are also available and will be considered for continued data mobilization projects in 2016. This first data mobilization project from Norskehavet has been estimated to include a total of 18 000 presence-absence data with approximately 8000 presence-occurrences.
The biodiversity of invertebrate parasites is an important factor in ecosystem health. This project targets the Norwegian gyrodactylid fauna. This group of ectoparasites of fish and cephalopod molluscs includes the major pathogen Gyrodactylus salaris on salmon and the emerging pathogen Gyrodactylus marinus on cod. Overall the genus Gyrodactylus is poorly known and many species and parasite strains await proper description. This is particularly true for the gyrodactylids on Norwegian marine fishes, where perhaps up to 50 species remain to be catalogued, and several species new to science are to be expected. This project adopts a novel approach, screening the fish collection of the Natural Hi…
Kinorhyncha - a poorly known and neglected animal phylum.
Mapping the mud dragons of Norway.The project had 5 major objectives:
To collect intertidal (and to some extent deep-sea) sediment samples
To undertake morphological species determination, and identification of the species likely to be new to Norway and/or science
To characterize molecularly the Kinorhyncha species detected in Norwegian waters;
To provide state-of-the-art descriptions of newly discovered species;
To establish a comprehensive overview on the biodiversity and geographic distribution of the Norwegian Kinorhyncha fauna.
Data from 637 samples (event data) of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord collected during the years 1951-1955. The sampling was organised from the Biological Station in Drøbak, University of Oslo. The sampling was carried out by Marit E. Christiansen and Bengt O. Christiansen.
Data from a total of 178 samples (event data) of marine benthic invertebrates from two sampling project periods:
27 samples from coastal areas near Arendal and deeper parts of Skagerrak collected in June 2006 with research vessel R/V “G.M. Dannevig”. The sampling was organised by Christoffer Schander, University of Bergen.
151 samples from deep areas of Skagerrak collected in May 2009 with research vessel R/V “Håkon Mosby”. The sampling was organised by Christoffer Schander, University of Bergen in collaboration with the the Swedish Species Information Centre.
Data from 280 samples (event data) of marine benthic invertebrates collected during annual summer period cruises 1950-1953 with research vessel R/V “G.M. Dannevig”. The sampling was organised by the Natural History Museum in Oslo. Covered Norwegian coastal areas from the mouth of the Oslofjord to Kvitsøy on the west coast.
Occurrence data of marine benthic polychaetes from the Dannevig- and Drobak-collections which were carried out 1950-1955 and covered the Oslofjord and south Norwegian coastal areas: registered and catalogued specimens in the NHMO invertebrate collections.
Data from a total of 50 samples (event data) of marine benthic invertebrates from three sampling project periods:
22 sampling localities in coastal waters from Grimstad to Sandefjord on the south coast of Norway collected in May 2011 with research vessel R/V “Sea Master”.
10 samples from the Oslofjord collected in October 2011 with research vessel R/V “Trygve Braarud”.
18 samples from the Oslofjord near Drøbak collected in October 2014 with research vessel R/V “Bjørn Føyn”.
The avian collection at the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway is maintained and curated as four separate sub-collections, viz. the Preserved specimen, Eggshell, Sperm and DNA bank collections. In the collections database the sub-collections are, however, integrated and a single accession can contain items from one or more of the sub-collections. The Preserved specimen and Eggshell collections are traditional collections, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, respectively, while the DNA bank and Sperm collections were initiated only in towards the end of the 19th century (the DNA bank also contains some older material subsampled from e.g. the Preserved specimen collection).Mo…
"This dataset describes a long time serie for monitoring of radioactive radiocaesium isotope (Cs-137) concentration in the brown trout (Salmo trutta) population in a mountain lake (Øvre Heimdalsvatn) situated on the tree line in the eastern edge of the Jotunheimen Mountains. Ecosystem studies at Øvre Heimdalsvatn started in 1957, while this time series for radioecological monitoring started after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986. The aim of this study was to document the long-term changes in the radioactive isotope Cs-137 in brown trout and to elucidate the factors determining changes in Cs-137 activity concentrations over time.
This dataset provides only one time serie f…
This dataset includes specimens originating from India in the collections at the Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo (NHM-UiO).
Animals: The mammal collection includes 108 specimens (mounted animals, skulls or skins, sometimes from the same individuals) from ‘India’. Insofar these are dated at all, they originate from the 19th century. No further collecting information is preserved. These data are already available from the GBIF portal (and not included in this dataset). Oslo has 1027 bird specimens from India, both skins and mounted and demounted specimens. These are either not dated or originate from the 19th century or the first half of the 20th century. Locality…
This dataset includes specimens originating from India in the vascular plant herbarium, the Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo (NHM-UiO).
Introduction: As the country of India has banned the export of plant specimens, specimens collected in India prior to the ban are of high value for the research community. This report is from a survey of the herbarium sheets in the vascular plant herbarium of Oslo which ended in an inventory of plants from India present in the herbarium. Due to ongoing mass digitization of the vascular plant herbarium in Oslo, the angiosperms were only surveyed up to and including the family of Cyperaceae. The specimens were primarily coll…
Other data providers sharing occurence data via the Norwegian Species Map Service. These providers allow Nbic to share their data as they do not provide their own IPT servide. Providers: Following databases/datasets from the Norwegian Environment Agency (http://www.miljodirektoratet.no/): Predator database, water species database, naturedatabase and salmon registry. From Sustain.no (http://www.miljolare.no/en/) following databases/datasets: Alien species, plants, butterflies, earthworms, snails, water species, garden birds, coastal species, ponds species and steam species.
BioFokus is a non-profit organization for providing biodiversity survey information on biological diversity to decition makers and the public in Norway. BioFokus contributes to a knowledge-based management of Norwegian nature. BioFokus focuses on field work to secure updated and relevant data on botany, zoology, ecology, and survey for respective areas. A high level of competences are a pre-requisite for quality registration and reporting of biodiversity data. BioFokus employees cover a wide range of species-groups and have broad understanding of ecology in the respective nature types, including forest, cultural landscapes and fresh water.