Indian Ocean Islands - Historic Freshwater Aquatic Insect Taxa

Latest version published by BioFresh on May 30, 2018 BioFresh

Species occurrence records for freshwater aquatic insect taxa namely the EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) as well as freshwater diatom taxa from the Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles). The species records have been collated from existing historical museum records and collections as well as from published scientific literature sources. The data set is a work in progress and more data will be added to it over time. The focus initially will be on Madagascar, followed by the smaller islands in no particular order. Detailed metadata can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase (http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=FAI_1).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 153 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 153 records in English (15 KB) - Update frequency: continually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ross-Gillespie, V., Pereira-Da-Conceicoa, L., Price, B., Sartori, M., Eustache, M., Hampson, P., Taylor. J. and Schmidt-Kloiber, A. (2018). Historical Freshwater Aquatic Insect taxa (EPT) from the Indian Ocean Islands.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is BioFresh. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fb6835d0-b72e-464e-b49a-b69e5b9cc0b6.  BioFresh publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Society for the Management of Electronic Biodiversity Data.

Keywords

Aquatic Ecology; Freshwater; EPT; Aquatic Ecosystem; Biosphere; Climate Indicators; Biota; Environment; Inland Waters; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

FAI_1_IOI-HistoricFreshwaterEPTandDiatomtaxa.ziphttp://N/A ASCII N/A 0

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Vere Ross-Gillespie
Scientist
GroundTruth 9 Quarry Road Hilton 3245 ZA +27 33 343 2229
http://www.groundtruth.co.za

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Miasa Eustache
Scientist
University of Toamasina, Institut Supérieur de Sciences, Environnment & Développement Durable (ISSEDD) Toamasina MG +261 321198116

Who filled in the metadata:

Vere Ross-Gillespie
Scientist
GroundTruth 9 Quarry Road Hilton 3245 ZA +27 33 343 2229

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Astrid Schmidt Kloiber
Scientist
BOKU Vienna +43 1 47654 81225
Content Provider
Vere Ross-Gillespie
Scientist
GroundTruth ZA
Content Provider
Lyndall Pereira-Da-Conceicoa
Scientist
Natural History Museum-London GB
Content Provider
Benjamin Price
Scientist
Natural History Museum-London GB
Content Provider
Michel Sartori
Scientist
Cantonal Museum of Zoology Lausanne CH

Geographic Coverage

Madagascar

Bounding Coordinates South West [-26.431, 41.133], North East [-11.178, 51.943]

Taxonomic Coverage

Macro invertebrates: Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera

Species  Macro invertebrates

Project Data

The project aims to address the gap in freshwater biodiversity knowledge for the Indian Ocean Islands.

Title The Forgotten African Islands
Funding GBIF BID (Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Biodiversity Information for Developent)
Study Area Description Indian Ocean Islands

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Vere Ross-Gillespie

Sampling Methods

Data extracted from museum records.

Study Extent Data extracted from museum records.

Method step description:

  1. Commonly used series of method steps regarding macro-invertebrates (e.g. sampling, identification, data management).

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Ross-Gillespie, V., Pereira-Da-Conceicoa, L., Price, B., Sartori, M., Eustache, M., Hampson, P., Taylor. J. and Schmidt-Kloiber, A. (2018). Metadata to "Indian Ocean Islands-Historic Freshwater Aquatic Insect and Diatom Database". Freshwater Metadata Journal (in review).

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers FAI_1
IOI-Historic Freshwater EPT taxa
fb6835d0-b72e-464e-b49a-b69e5b9cc0b6
http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/ipt/resource?r=ioi_data1