Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles near the river Meuse in Flanders, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). The dataset contains over 5,800 beetle occurrences sampled between 1998 and 1999 from 28 locations on the left bank (Belgium) of the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. The dataset includes over 100 ground beetles species (Carabidae) and some non-target species. The data were used to assess the dynamics of the Grensmaas area and to help river management. Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/LifeWatchINBO/data-publication/tree/master/datasets/kevers-grensmaas-occurrences
To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.inbo.be/en/norms-for-data-use) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/hy3pzl) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to know how you have used or visualized the data, or to provide more information, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://twitter.com/LifeWatchINBO.
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 5,860 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:
Vanacker S, Brosens D, Desmet P (2021): Loopkevers Grensmaas - Ground beetles near the river Meuse in Flanders, Belgium. v9.4. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/hy3pzl
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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: f4230399-51b8-4862-8991-93d6ba11406f. 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.
Occurrence; Observation; nature restoration; beetles; Carabidae; Occurrence
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Grensmaas: the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [50.71, 5.62], North East [51.18, 5.88]|
Almost all 107 species in this dataset are ground beetles (Carabidae), identified to species. The dataset also includes some non-target species: Chorthippus, Oedipoda, and Tetrix (Orthoptera) and Lamyctes (Chilopoda). The top 3 recorded species are Bembidion tetracolum (9%), Bembidion femoratum (8%), and Agonum muelleri (7%).
|Family||Carabidae (ground beetles)|
|Start Date / End Date||1998-08-25 / 1999-10-04|
The beetles were sampled at 80 plots, with 3 pitfall traps per plot. Sampling occurrened in 1998 and 1999, from May to October
|Study Extent||28 locations on the left bank (Belgium) of the river Meuse on the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.|
|Quality Control||All sampled carabid species were determined by experts. All records are validated.|
Method step description:
- Pitfalls were placed on 80 plots and sampled from May to October.
- Van Looy K., Jochems H., Vanacker S., Lommelen E., Dufrêne M., De Blust, G. (2004). Loopkevers langs de Maas: Indicatoren voor het rivierbeheer. Natuur.focus 3(3): 87-93. http://www.natuurpunt.be/sites/default/files/documents/publication/natuur.focus_2004-3_loopkevers_langs_de_maas.pdf
|Purpose||Variation in time and space is a key characteristic of the river Meuse. Ground beetles are a good indicator to assess these dynamics. The goal of this project was to better understand the dynamics of the Grensmaas and help river management, habitat restoration and policy.|