MICA - Muskrat occurrences collected by VMM in Flanders, Belgium

Última versión Publicado por Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) en Mar 11, 2021 Flanders Environment Agency (VMM)

MICA - Muskrat occurrences collected by VMM in Flanders, Belgium is an occurrence dataset published by the Flanders Environment Agency (VMM). It is part of the LIFE project MICA, in which innovative techniques are tested for a more efficient control of muskrat and coypu populations, both invasive species. This dataset contains mainly muskrat and brown rat catches. Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each occurrence record an occurrenceID, date, location, sampling protocol, the number of recorded individuals, status (present/absent) and scientific name. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/inbo/mica-occurrences/issues

We have released this dataset under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use (https://www.inbo.be/en/norms-data-use) 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 or via opendata@inbo.be.

This dataset was published for the MICA project, which received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Environment sub-programme under the grant agreement LIFE18 NAT/NL/001047.

Registros

Los datos en este registros biológicos recurso han sido publicados como Archivo Darwin Core(DwC-A), el cual es un formato estándar para compartir datos de biodiversidad como un conjunto de una o más tablas de datos. La tabla de datos del core contiene 5,703 registros.

Este IPT archiva los datos, sirviendo así como repositorio de datos. Los datos y metadatos están disponibles para descargar en la sección de descargas. La tabla de versiones muestra otras versiones del recurso que se han hecho accesibles al público y permite el seguimiento de los cambios hechos al recurso en el tiempo.

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Versiones

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¿Cómo referenciar?

Los usuarios deben citar este trabajo de la siguiente manera:

Slootmaekers D, Brosens D, Cartuyvels E, Desmet P (2021): MICA - Muskrat occurrences collected by VMM in Flanders, Belgium. v1.2. Flanders Environment Agency (VMM). Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/gwzwk4

Derechos

Los usuarios deben respetar los siguientes derechos de uso:

El publicador y propietario de los derechos de este trabajo es Flanders Environment Agency (VMM). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

Registro GBIF

Este recurso ha sido registrado en GBIF con el siguiente UUID: 3634aee3-41d5-4aa2-8cb5-875859f62a3a.  Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) publica este recurso, y está registrado en GBIF como un publicador de datos avalado por Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Palabras Clave

Occurrence; Observation; flood protection‚ flood control; damage prevention; animal damage; pest control‚ invasive alien species; muskrat; public awareness campaign

Contactos

¿Quién creó el recurso?:

Dan Slootmaekers
Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) BE
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)/ Belgian Biodiversity Platform BE
Emma Cartuyvels
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE
Peter Desmet
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) BE

¿Quién puede resolver dudas acerca del recurso?:

Dan Slootmaekers
Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) BE

¿Quién documentó los metadatos?:

Dan Slootmaekers
Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) BE
Dimitri Brosens
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Belgian Biodiversity Platform BE

Cobertura Geográfica

Flanders, Belgium

Coordenadas límite Latitud Mínima Longitud Mínima [50.67, 2.53], Latitud Máxima Longitud Máxima [51.51, 5.94]

Cobertura Taxonómica

The target species for this dataset are Ondatra zibethicus and Rattus norvegicus.

Reino  Animalia (Animalia)
Filo  Chordata
Class  Mammalia
Orden  Rodentia
Especie  Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat),  Rattus norvegicus (brown rat)

Cobertura Temporal

Fecha Inicial / Fecha Final 2019-01-03 / 2020-12-24

Datos del Proyecto

Invasive alien species such as the coypu and muskrat pose a major threat to biodiversity and cost millions of euros annually. By feeding on rushes and reeds, these animals cause serious damage to the environment in which they live and endangered species suffer from habitat loss. The disappearance of reeds and digging in dikes represents a safety risk for humans in the lowland areas. With the LIFE project MICA (https://lifemica.eu/), the partners from the participating countries want to develop a transnational plan for the management of coypu and muskrat populations in Europe and aim to reduce their population. The objective of an effective population control of coypu and muskrat is to protect lowlands from flooding, to prevent crop damage and loss of biodiversity. The objective of the project is to serve as a pilot and demonstration project in which ‘best practices’ are tested and new techniques are developed for a more efficient control of muskrat and coypu populations. By involving organisations from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, the project also promotes international cooperation and knowledge exchange in the field of muskrat and coypu management.

Título MICA - Management of Invasive Coypu and muskrAt in Europe
Identificador LIFE18 NAT/NL/001047
Fuentes de Financiación LIFE programme
Descripción del Área de Estudio Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany

Personas asociadas al proyecto:

Punto de Contacto
Emma Cartuyvels

Métodos de Muestreo

Trappers of the VMM will prospect all streams and water bodies at least twice every year for signs of muskrat or coypu activity. Regions with higher population densities are prospected more frequently. Upon detection of either species, traps are deployed according to the management protocol for muskrat in Flanders (beheerregeling muskusrat in Vlaanderen). Every trapping site is registered by the trapper through the use of a mobile gps application. Per trapping site the trapper will deploy one or multiple traps, all of which are registered in the application. The traps are checked frequently, preferably daily. Both catches and bycatches are registered for each individual visit to a trapping site. As soon as all muskrats/coypu have been caught at a location or whenever no new signs of rat activity are noticed, the trapper will remove the traps.

Área de Estudio Muskrats were introduced in 1928 in Belgium as a fur animal. As early as 1938, its eradication was ordered, making the muskrat control program one of the longest standing control programs for any organism in Belgium. Since then, there have been many different actors and control methods, and today the control is still spread over several management actors and public authorities. In 1991 control was organized at the municipal level, many of whom hired private firms to control muskrats (Stuyck 2002). Catches, bait use, effort and bycatches (most of the time) were submitted monthly to Landelijke Waterdienst /AMINAL - Afdeling Water by mail. Muskrat control in Flanders was regionalized and strongly professionalized at the end of the 1990s. For-profit trapping and the fur trade of muskrats was banned. The Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) became responsible for controlling muskrats on all streams under Flemish regional jurisdiction. They are complemented by other management actors, such as provincial and municipal trappers, Rattenbestrijding Oost-Vlaanderen (RATO vzw) and Polders and Wateringen (vvpw).
Control de Calidad Data are collected using a predefined sampling protocol.

Descripción de la metodología paso a paso:

  1. Data are collected in the field by specialized trappers, using the predefined sampling protocol.
  2. An R script script is created to map the original data to Darwin Core.
  3. The resulting Darwin Core data files are uploaded to the INBO IPT and documented with metadata.
  4. The dataset is published and registered with GBIF.

Referencias Bibliográficas

  1. Stuyck J (2002) De muskusrat (Ondatra zibethicus) en de bruine rat (Rattus norvegicus) in Vlaanderen: mechanische versus chemische bestrijding = The muskrat (ondatra zibethicus) and brown rat (rattus norvegicus) in flanders: mechanical versus chemical control techniques. Lutra (Leiden), 45, 105-122.

Metadatos Adicionales

Identificadores Alternativos 3634aee3-41d5-4aa2-8cb5-875859f62a3a
https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=mica-vmm-occurrences