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Metadatabase view - dataset: Indian Ocean Islands - Historic Freshwater Insect Data

General information

dataset entry ID:
FAI_1
name of the dataset:
full name of the dataset:
Indian Ocean Islands - Historic Freshwater Insect Data
dataset short name:
IOI - Historic freshwater EPT data
type of dataset (more information):
museum collection data (historical data)
specify:
Occurrence records: museums/literature
data type:
point data/observation data
short description of the dataset/summary:
The data collection includes species occurrence records of freshwater aquatic insect taxa, namely EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera) 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.
keywords according to GCMD:
topic:
Biosphere, Climate Indicators
ISO topic category according to ISO 19115:
Biota, Environment, Inland Waters
INSPIRE keywords according to GEMET:
Environmental monitoring facilities
own science keywords:
Aquatic Ecology, Freshwater, EPT, Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddisflies, Aquatic Ecosystem
related project:
GBIF-BID-AF2017-0306-NAC: The Forgotten African Islands - Addressing the gap in freshwater biodiversity knowledge for the Indian Ocean Islands.
funding:
This project is funded by the European Union through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and its Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) Programme.

Technical and administrative specifications

data format:
Excel
operating system:
all operating systems
English
current access level:
web (public)
currently available through GBIF:
yes
exchange planned:
yes
data in data repository:
yes
specify repository:
Parts of the data are already published through GBIF.
Do you plan to publish the data on the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal:
already published through the Freshwater Biodiversity Data Portal
update level:
continuously updated
type:
internal description
language:
English
contact details:
metadata contact person:
first, last name:
Vere
 
Ross-Gillespie
phone:
+27 33 343 2229
email:
vere@groundtruth.co.za
institution:
GroundTruth
address:
9 Quarry Road Hilton
postal code, city:
3245
 
Hilton, Pietermaritzburg
KwaZulu-Natal
country
South Africa
www.groundtruth.co.za
technical contact person:
Astrid
 
Schmidt-Kloiber
+43 1 47654 81225
astrid.schmidt-kloiber@boku.ac.at
institution:
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU Vienna
address:
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
postal code, city:
1180 Vienna
country:
Austria
scientific contact person:
first, last name:
Miasa
 
Eustache
phone:
+261 321198116
email:
miasaeustache@gmail.com
institution:
University of Toamasina, Institut Supérieur de Sciences, Environnment & Développement Durable (ISSEDD)
address:
Barikadimy, Toamasina, Madagascar
postal code, city:
Toamasina
country:
Madagascar
web address:
http://issedd-univ.mg/
comments:
For scientific queries Dr Miasa Eustache or Dr Vere Ross-Gillespie can be contacted.

Intellectual property rights and citation

BioFresh (through Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber)
dataset creator (data compiler):
contact name:
Dr Vere Ross-Gillespie
contact email:
vere@groundtruth.co.za
contact institution:
GroundTruth
data contributors to/owners of this dataset:
multiple
number:
4
data contributor/owner 1
contact name:
Dr Vere Ross-Gillespie
contact email:
vere@groundtruth.co.za
contact institute:
GroundTruth
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 2
contact name:
Dr Lyndall Pereira-Da-Conceicoa
contact email:
l.pereira@nhm.ac.uk or lyndall.pereira@gmail.com
contact institute:
Natural History Museum-London
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 3
contact name:
Dr Benjamin Price
contact email:
b.price@nhm.ac.uk
contact institute:
Natural History Museum-London
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

data contributor/owner 4
contact name:
Dr Michel Sartori
contact email:
michel.sartori@vd.ch
contact institute:
Cantonal Museum of Zoology Lausanne
criteria for using this part of the dataset:
The dataset is publicly available (data portal, data archive) and can be used without restrictions, but must be acknowledged and cited correctly.

citation of this dataset:
author(s):
Ross-Gillespie, V., Pereira-Da-Conceicoa, L., Price, B., Sartori, M., Eustache, M., Hampson, P. and Schmidt-Kloiber, A.
title and journal (name, number, pages):
Historical Freshwater Aquatic Insect Taxa (EPT) and Diatoms from the Indian Ocean Islands.
year:
2018
version (if applicable):
Published on 30 May 2018
doi (if applicable):
https://doi.org/10.15468/hpsdwn
citation of the metadata:
author(s):

General data specifications

regional coverage of the dataset:
spatial extent of the dataset:
regional
continents:
Africa
countries:
Africa: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles
world climatic regions according to Köppen:
Group A: tropical/megathermal climates
freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOW) according to WWF:
 
Africa:
Madagascar Eastern Highlands, Madagascar Eastern Lowlands, Northwestern Madagascar, Seychelles, Southern Madagascar, Western Madagascar
ecosystem type:
rivers, general freshwater
covered timeframe:
year from
1948
 
year to:
2014

Site specifications

coordinate system/grid data:
latitude/longitude
projected
datum (e.g. WGS84):
WGS84
grid data available:
no
site coding available:
no
 
number of sites:
100 - 1000

Biological data

biological data origin:
specify project:
general compilation
specify method:
Occurrence data collated from museum records and published scientific literature
organism group addressed:
macro-invertebrates (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera)

Species related information

macro-invertebrates

taxonomic resolution:
genus, species
percentage of species level data:
95
taxonomic coding:
taxalist according to:
no coding used
availability of specific ecological/biological information:

Other specifications

availability of photos:
no
availability of maps:
no
quality control procedures:
Were any quality control procedures applied to your dataset?
yes
quality control protocols and comments:
Taxonomic experts in their respective fields have verified the species level data and distribution records that have been published. Lat/Long coordinates have been error checked and cleaned.
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