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Biodiversity Now / Nature Check (Biodiversitet Nu / NaturTjek)

Latest version published by Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening on Feb 29, 2016 Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening

The project has two important goals: to increase awareness about biodiversity amongst people in Denmark, and to gather new knowledge (data) about the presence of certain indicator species in all municipalities of Denmark, and after analysis of the data be able to show, if the level of biodiversity is rising or falling in each municipality. The scheme covers 30 specific indicators including both individual species and groups of similar species. All indicators have been through a selection process to ensure they are easy to recognize and difficult to miss. The species are quite common and easy to spot in Denmark. Indicators are also selected to respond to the main threats to the Danish environment. As a consequence, no verification is conducted of the observations. Data is collected as a list where the collector can select between 0 and 30 of the indicators observed on one trip. There is no protocol for how to conduct surveys. A dedicated mobile APP has been developed for the scheme as well as an online registration module for computers. Time and locations is recorded either through the build in services in the mobile device (APP) or through google earth (computer).

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 52,612 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 52,612 records in Danish (2 MB) - Update frequency: annually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (15 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:

Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (2015): Biodiversity Now / Nature Check (Biodiversitet Nu / NaturTjek). v1. Dataset/Occurrence. http://danbif.au.dk/ipt/resource?r=biodiversity-now&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening. 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: dd3d3e63-118f-49c1-beb6-bdb34d2c7a2a.  Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Nora Skjernaa Hansen
Research Coordinator
Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening Masnedøgade 20 Copenhagen DK
http://www.biodiversitet.nu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Nora Skjernaa Hansen
Research Coordinator
Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening Masnedøgade 20 Copenhagen DK
http://www.biodiversitet.nu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Nora Skjernaa Hansen
Research Coordinator
Danish Society for Nature Conservation / Danmarks Naturfredningsforening Masnedøgade 20 Copenhagen DK
http://www.biodiversitet.nu/
Lotte Endsleff
Scientific Communications Officer & Web Editor
DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility Copenhagen DK
http://danbif.dk/

Geographic Coverage

Denmark

Bounding Coordinates South West [54.43, 7.8], North East [57.84, 15.49]

Taxonomic Coverage

The scheme covers 30 specific indicators including both individual species and groups of similar species. All indicators have been through a selection process to ensure they are easy to recognize and difficult to miss. The species are quite common and easy to spot in Denmark.

Class  Agaricomycetes (Poresvampe)
Suborder  Anisoptera (Guldsmede),  Zygoptera (Vandnymfer)
Family  Picidae (Spætter),  Lycaenidae (Blåfugle),  Lacertidae (Firben),  Salamandridae (Salamandre),  Vespertilionidae (Flagermus),  Orchidaceae (Gøgeurter),  Hygrophoraceae (Vokshatte)
Genus  Zygaena (Køllesværmere),  Rana (Brune frøer),  Cladonia (Rensdyrlav),  Sphagnum (Tørvemos),  Cantharellus (Kantereller),  Camarophyllus spp. (Vokshatte)
Species  Haematopus ostralegus (Strandskade),  Falco tinnunculus (Tårnfalk),  Vanellus vanellus (Vibe),  Gonepteryx rhamni (Citronsommerfugl),  Vipera berus (Hugorm),  Natrix natrix (Snog),  Sciurus vulgaris (Egern),  Lepus europaeus (Hare),  Erinaceus europaeus (Pindsvin),  Caltha palustris (Eng-kabbeleje),  Anemone ranunculoides (Gul anemone),  Campanula rotundifolia (Liden klokke),  Viscaria vulgaris (Tjærenellike),  Potentilla erecta (Tormentil),  Amanita muscaria (Rød fluesvamp)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-04-15 / 2020-12-31

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://danbif.au.dk/ipt/resource?r=biodiversity-now