Invasive species - Invasive plants near waterways in West and East Flanders, Belgium
Invasive species - Invasive plants near waterways in West and East Flanders, Belgium is a sampling event dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains over 2,000 occurrences of 25 invasive alien plants along navigable waterways in West and East Flanders, Belgium. The dataset is the result of an exploratory screening in 2011 for these plants by the INBO and is a first attempt to assess the problem of invasive alien species along these watercourses, in order to underpin options for control or management.
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This dataset was published as open data for the TrIAS project (Tracking Invasive Alien Species http://trias-project.be, Vanderhoeven et al. 2017), with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).
The data in this sampling event 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 1,952 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
- Event (core)
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Vanderhaeghe F, Brosens D, Van de Meuter F, Raman M, Van Kerckvoorde A (2021): Invasive species - Invasive plants near waterways in West and East Flanders, Belgium. v1.5. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.15468/lgu26x
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West and East Flanders, Belgium.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [50.67, 2.53], North East [51.41, 4.43]|
The sampling focus for this dataset was invasive alien plants near waterways.
|Genus||Parthenocissus ((valse) wingerd)|
|Species||Impatiens glandulifera (reuzenbalsemien), Fallopia japonica (Japanse duizendknoop), Senecio inaequidens (bezemkruiskruid), Robinia pseudoacacia (gewone robinia), Quercus rubra (Amerikaanse eik), Prunus serotina (Amerikaanse vogelkers), Fallopia x bohemica (boheemse duizendknoop), Cornus sericea (Canadese kornoelje), Rhus typhina (fluweelboom), Mimulus guttatus (gele maskerbloem), Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (grote waternavel), Prunus laurocerasus (kerslaurier), Solidago gigantea (late guldenroede), Heracleum mantegazzianum (reuzenberenklauw), Rosa rugosa (rimpelroos), Fallopia sachalinensis (Sachalinse duizendknoop), Aster lanceolatus (smalle aster), Acer negundo (vederesdoorn), Cotoneaster horizontalis (vlakke dwergmispel), Buddleja davidii (vlinderstruik), Bidens frondosa (zwart tandzaad), Ailanthus altissima (hemelboom), Angelica archangelica (grote engelwortel)|
|Start Date / End Date||2011-01-01 / 2011-12-31|
Invasive alien plants are of increasing global concern. These plants potentially harm local biodiversity, economy, public health and road safety. Therefore, they are being increasingly counteracted. Before going into action, knowledge is needed on the distribution of invasive alien species, the desirability of their eradication and control methods.
|Title||Invasieve uitheemse planten langsheen bevaarbare waterlopen in West- en Oost-Vlaanderen - Inschatting van het voorkomen en een afwegingskader voor beheer|
|Funding||De Vlaamse Waterweg nv., afdeling Bovenschelde|
|Study Area Description||Navigable waterways in West and East Flanders, Belgium.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Fieldwork was mostly done by bike, surveying the river- and canalbanks. The goal was to have an overview, not to have an exhaustive mapping of all alien plants near waterways.
|Study Extent||In 2011, ca. 1250 kilometers were screened (not in detail) for the presence of invasive alien plants, as defined by the ISEIA-protocol. 23 invasive alien plant species were recorded, of which 13 belong to the ‘black list’ (species with the highest biological impact). The presence of invasive alien plants spanned 74 kilometers of river or canal banks (not taking overlap between species into account), 48 kilometers of which were occupied by black-list species.|
|Quality Control||See step description.|
Method step description:
- The source data for this dataset are stored in the INBO NBN database.
- Create two SQL views to transform the data to Darwin Core (Events and Occurrences). These queries are available on GitHub at https://github.com/inbo/data-publication/tree/master/datasets/invasive-plants-waterways-occurrences.
- These views are connected to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
- The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.
- Van de Meutter, F., Vanderhaeghe, F., Raman, M., Van Kerckvoorde, A.(2012). Invasieve uitheemse planten langsheen bevaarbare waterlopen in West- en Oost-Vlaanderen. Inschatting van het voorkomen en een afwegingskader voor beheer. Rapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek 2012 (INBO.R.2012.13). Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, Brussel.