The “DVW - priority species list of the Flemish Waterways Authority” is a species checklist published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). This checklist covers invasive alien plant species that are of interest for the Flemish Waterways Authority and contains species present or not yet present (alert species) within their operating region. Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each species: the scientific name, kingdom and taxon rank. The dataset can be used for researching and managing alien plants or compiling regional and national registries of alien species. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list
We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the GBIF citation guidelines (https://www.gbif.org/citation-guidelines) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata.
This dataset was published as open data for the LIFE RIPARIAS project (Reaching Integrated and Prompt Action in Response to Invasive Alien Species, https://www.riparias.be/), with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).
The data in this checklist 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 60 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Adriaens T, D'hondt B, Denys L, Packet J, Scheers K, Oldoni D, Steen F (2023). DVW - priority species list of the Flemish Waterways Authority. Version 1.0. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Checklist dataset. https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=dvw-target-list&v=1.0
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 23e95da2-6095-4778-b893-9af18a310cb6. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.
Checklist; Inventorythematic; checklist; invasive alien plants; Belgium; early warning; Flemish Waterways Authority
This checklist covers invasive alien species that are of interest for the Flemish Waterways Authority. This geographical coverage is Flanders, but the list also contains species that do not yet occur in this area.
|South West [50.63, 2.53], North East [51.51, 5.94]
This checklist includes 60 alien plant species.
|Start Date / End Date
|2021-07-01 / 2024-07-01
Initially, a comprehensive list of all observed alien plant species in the Flemish Region is created, along with species that are likely to be introduced. The climatic suitability of each species in Flanders, both currently and under expected climate scenarios, is assessed through 'climate matching'. Remaining species are evaluated for potential invasive behavior and their possible impact on the operations or infrastructure of The Flemish Waterway nv. The resulting list represents the priority species for The Flemish Waterway NV. This approach leverages both scientific knowledge and expert input, utilizing published species lists and data from open and available databases, supplemented with criteria pertinent to The Flemish Waterway, including an analysis of establishment potential under current and future climate conditions.
|The checklist covers invasive alien species that are of interest for the Flemish Waterways Authority and contains species present or not yet present (alert species) within their operating region.
Method step description:
- The source data for this standardized checklist can be consulted on https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list/blob/main/data/raw/input_taxa.csv.
- This source data is versioned on GitHub (https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list). See https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list for an introduction to this repository and the mapping of this dataset.
- We developed a versioned RMarkdown script (https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list/blob/main/src/dwc_mapping.Rmd) to document and perform the transformation of the data to Darwin Core, which includes the following steps:
- Retrieve nomenclatural information for the scientific names in the checklist and correct them if needed.
- Generate stable and unique identifiers for each taxon (taxonID).
- Create a versioned Darwin Core taxon core file (http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_taxon.xml): https://github.com/inbo/dvw-target-list/blob/main/data/processed/taxon.csv.
- The file is uploaded to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
- The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.