Ostracod Metadatabase of Environmental and Geographical Attributes

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OMEGA contains metadata for component regional databases of non-marine ostracod ecology and distribution. It includes full taxonomic names and geographical coordinates for each record treating these as both data and metadata.

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 26,027 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

BioFresh (publisher), Horne, D.J. (ed.) (2014). OMEGA - Ostracod Metadatabase of Environmental and Geographical Attributes (Europe, North America). Published on http://data.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu, accessed on [date].


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GBIF Registration

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David J. Horne
  • Metadata Provider
  • Programmer
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography
Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Horne, D.J. (ed.)
  • Author

Geographic Coverage

Global coverage

Bounding Coordinates South West [19.296, -139.39], North East [69.25, 36.667]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1850-01-01 / 2013-01-01

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. commonly used series of methods steps regarding other group(s) (e.g. sampling, identification, data management)

Additional Metadata

There are 3 component databases so far: NODE (Nonmarine Ostracod Distribution in Europe), owner David J.Horne, Queen Mary University of London, UK; NANODe (North American Non-marine Ostracode Database), owner Alison J. Smith, Kent State University, Ohio, USA; DOAD (Delorme Ostracode Autecological Database), owner the Canadian Museum of Nature, Gatineau, Canada. Data users are advised to contact D.J. Horne prior to using the data. Those wishing to access and use a wider range of data from component databases must contact the appropriate database owners.

Alternative Identifiers BF_CF15