Data publication projects 2015
A call for small biodiversity data publication co-funding grants was announced at the GBIF Norway home page with deadline September 2015. These grants are given to support the enhancement of data quality and mobilization of primary biodiversity data from Norway for publication to GBIF and the Norwegian Species Map (Artskart). We received a total of 7 co-funding grant applications in addition to the 3 project applications received earlier in 2015 - before the public call was announced. Here is also described the results received in 2015 from 2 data mobilization grants with project start in 2014.
GBIF data, Norway, status November 2015
Species plots from the Norwegian Vegetation Mapping Programme, NIBIO
As an integrated part of an on-going survey programme for vegetation mapping, plant species have been recorded. This dataset contains 18 521 registrations of plants from 1190 different circular plots throughout Norway. All species localities are georeferenced, the spatial uncertainty is provided, and additional ecological information is reported. This data-series include monitoring observations each year from 1991 to 2015 and includes almost 500 taxa of all identified higher vascular plants and Pteridophytes, and some cryptogams. A data paper was prepared and published at the “Data in Brief” scientific journal from Elsevier (Bryn et al. 2015). The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) maintains the source dataset from this on-going vegetation monitoring programme. Project participants: Yngve Rekdal, Anders Bryn, Hans Petter Kristoffersen, and Michael Angeloff at NIBIO. Data mobilization project period: October 2014 to April 2015.
Dataset: Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) (2015). Species plots from the Norwegian Vegetation Mapping Programme, 2015-11-04. Dataset available from GBIF at: http://doi.org/10.15468/na7jbv
Reference: Bryn A, Kristoffersen H-P, Angeloff M, Nystuen I, Aune-Lundberg L, Endresen D, Svindseth C, and Rekdal Y (2015). Location of plant species in Norway gathered as a part of a survey vegetation mapping programme. Data in Brief 5: 589-594. DOI:10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.014
Maritime collections of benthic invertebrates in Oslofjord and Skagerrak coastal areas, 1950-1955
The data mobilization activities included the digitization of the field diaries from the Drøbak collections (Oslofjord) between 1950 and 1955 by Marit and Bengt Christensen; and the station lists of the sampling cruises of R/V G.M. Dannevig 1950-1953. The dataset includes polychaetes collected from 640 sites in the Oslofjord and 270 sites further along the south Norwegian coast of Skagerrak towards Stavanger in Rogaland. Occurrence and survey-based data are now in the process of import to the collection management database and publication to GBIF. A data paper was published in Fauna Norvegica (Oug et al. 2015). Species occurrence data to be published in 2014 and 2015 was estimated to 1500 specimens of Polychaeta (paraphyletic groups of annelid or ringed/segmented worms) and 700 specimens of Gastropoda and Bivalvia (mollusks). The totals so far are 2000 polychaetes, and 3500 other marine benthic invertebrates will be added to these. Project participants: Ann-Helén Rønning (UiO NHM), Kristine Dobbe (UiO NHM), Eivind Oug (NIVA), Marit E. Christiansen (professor emerita, UiO NHM), Torkild Bakken (NTNU VM), and Jon Anders Kongsrud (UiB UM). Data mobilization project period: October 2014 to April 2015.
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: doi:10.15468/hwvr0m (280 sampling events).
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Drøbak collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: doi:10.15468/mg7l2t (637 sampling events).
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). BIOSKAG collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: doi:10.15468/mpifue (178 sampling events).
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig- and Drøbak collections of Polychaeta. Dataset available from GBIF at: doi:10.15468/y6cctp (2 180 occurrences).
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). POLYSKAG collections. Dataset available from GBIF at: doi:10.15468/zfcaa5 (50 sampling events).
Oug E, Christiansen ME, Dobbe K, Rønning A-H, Bakken T, and Kongsrud JA (2015). Mapping of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord and the Skagerrak: sampling data of museum collections from 1950-1955 and from recent investigations. Fauna Norvegica 35: 35-45. DOI:10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944
UiO Natural History Museum (2015). Dannevig collections sampling stations 1950-1953 [field-books]. Document identifier: URN:NBN:no-52235. Available from the UiO DUO Research Archive at: http://hdl.handle.net/10852/48310
Data mobilization at the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, NMBU
Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (INA) Norwegian Institute of Life Sciences (NMBU) received a data mobilization grant from GBIF Norway in February 2015 for co-funding the preparation and publication of primary biodiversity data. This data mobilization activity will form part of a data management plan for research data produced at NMBU INA. Species occurrence data to be published in 2015 and 2016 has been estimated to a total of 45.000 data records. Project participants: Mari Steinert, Tone Granerud, Kari Klanderud, Ørjan Totland, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Vidar Selås, Katrine Eldegard, Stein R. Moe, and Tone Birkemoe at NMBU INA. Data mobilization project period: March 2015 to December 2016.
- The importance of host tree age, size and growth rate as determinants of epiphytic lichen diversity in boreal spruce forest (3 947 occurrences)
- Saproxylic insects caught in window traps and hatched from polypores in small and large old forests in southern Norway (1 515 occurrences)
- Small rodents in mountain birch forest 2002-2016 (825 occurrences)
- Priority effects of early successional insects influence late successional fungi in dead wood (381 occurrences)
- Redlisted beetles found in oak grove near Lake Østensjø (96 occurrences)
- Vegetation data with and without experimental warming, alpine Finse 2000, 2004, 2011 (13 610 occurrences)
- Long-lasting effects of logging on beetles in hollow oaks (1 460 occurrences)
- Relascope sum of Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis in Fusa and Tysnes (87occurrences)
- Change in aboveground biomass carbon stock following the establishment of exclosures on degraded lands in Tigray, Ethiopia (2 955 occurrences)
- Vascular plants from a study of primary producer traits across an altitudinal gradient in alpine Finse (544 occurrences)
- Mound building termites contribute to savanna vegetation heterogeneity- woody plants, forbs and graminoids (1 054 occurrences)
- Savanna herbaceous vegetation, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda (3 535 occurrences)
- The effect of Macrotermes on distribution and abundance of rodents in Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda (1 083 occurrences)
- Effects of vegetation clearing on vascular plants in power line clearings southeast Norway (13 790 occurrences)
- Large herbivores in African savannahs, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda (1 949 occurrences)
- Small rodents trapped in old growth forest in Vegårshei, Norway (245 occurrences)
- Vascular plants in power line clearings and the nearby forest, southeast Norway (21 886 occurrences)
In total approximately 68 962 presence occurrence points.
Vascular plants and fungi from open calcareous ground with shallow soil (GRUK ARKO), NINA Oslo
Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA, Oslo) received a data mobilization grant from GBIF Norway in June 2015 for co-funding the preparation and publication of primary biodiversity data on open calcareous ground with shallow soil (“grunnlendt kalkmark, GRUK”). This data set is estimated to include 463 vascular plants registered at 136 locations in Oslo, Akershus, Østfild, Vestfold, Buskerud and Telemark counties. Of these a total of 21 species with 367 occurrence records are on the Norwegian Red list of threatened species (5 CR, 2 EN, 2 VU, 12 NT). The data set is also estimated to include approximately 200 species of fungi – with an estimated 88 occurrence records for 35 species on the red list (5 CR, 2 EN, 2 VU, 12 NT). Project participants (NINA, Oslo): Vegar Bakkestuen and Odd Egil Stabbetorp. Data mobilization project period: May to December 2015.
Dataset available from GBIF at: [TO-BE-ADDED] NINA Oslo (on agreement data will be provided by the end of 2016).
Wollan AK, Bakkestuen V, Bjureke K, Bratli H, Endrestøl A, Stabbetorp OE, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, & Halvorsen R (2011). Open calcareous ground with shallow soil in the Oslo fjord region – a hotspot habitat. Final report from period II of the ARKO project. – NINA Report 713. 89 pp. Available at: http://www.nina.no/archive/nina/PppBasePdf/rapport/2011/713.pdf
Artsdatabanken (2015). Åpen grunnlendt naturmark i lavlandet [open calcareous ground with shallow soil]. Nature types in Norway, NiN. Type description available at, http://www.artsdatabanken.no/NiN/Naturtype/228
Higher fungi (Basidiomycetes) specimens, NINA Oslo
The Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA, Oslo) received in September 2015 a data digitization, georeferencing and mobilization grant for the mobilization of fungi occurrence data (with focus on higher fungi, Basidiomycota). The data set has been estimated to include approximately 1000 specimens collected since 1977 and partly delivered to the UiO Natural History Museum fungi herbarium (coordinated by professor Karl-Henrik Larsson, UiO NHM). Contact persons: Senior researcher Egil Bendiksen (NINA, Oslo). Data mobilization project period: September to December 2015.
Dataset(s) available from GBIF: [TO-BE-ADDED] NINA Oslo (on agreement data will be provided by the end of 2016).
Radiolaria specimens, UiO NHM
The Norwegian GBIF node approved a data mobilization grant for the UiO Natural History Museum in 2015 for co-funding the preparation and publication of primary biodiversity data on Radiolaria specimens from the Norwegian Sea (Norskehavet). Additional data from Polhavet, Grønnlandshavet, Islandshavet, Norskehavet, Korsfjorden, Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjorden are also available and will be considered for continued data mobilization projects in 2016. This first data mobilization project from Norskehavet has been estimated to include a total of 18 000 presence-absence data with approximately 8000 presence-occurrences. Contact persons: professor emeritus Kjell Bjørklund, UiO NHM. Data mobilization project period: 2015 to 2016.
Dataset(s) available from GBIF: UiO NHM
Fresh-water fish and invertebrates & vascular plants, mosses and lichens from the Science Museum in Trondheim, NTNU VM
NTNU Science Museum (NTNU VM) in Trondheim received a data mobilization grant for the mobilization and publication of the first sample-based and event-core data sets on fresh-water fish and invertebrates & vascular plants, mosses and lichens in forest landscapes, from Central Norway (Midt-Norge). These first data sets are estimated to include more than 500 000 occurrence data of freshwater fish and invertebrates and 6 000 occurrences of vascular plants, mosses, and lichens. Contact persons, freshwater: Anders Finstad, Marc Daverdin, Karstein Hårsaker, Per Gustav Thingstad, Torkild Bakken and Jo Vegar Arnekleiv, NTNU VM. Contact persons, forest plants: Dag-Inge Øien, Anders Finstad, Egil Ingvar Aune, Marc Daverdin and Tommy Prestø, NTNU VM. Data mobilization project period: September 2015 to December 2016.
Datasets freshwater fish:
- Lepidurus arcticus survey Northeast Greenland 2013 (31 occurrences)
- Gillnet test fishing and radiocaesium (Cs-137) of brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Arctic char (Salvelinus aplinus) 2008 and 2009 from 20 Central Scandinavian lakes: Occurrences (5 701 occurrences)
- Gillnet test fishing and radiocaesium (Cs-137) of brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Arctic char (Salvelinus aplinus) 2008 and 2009 from 20 Central Scandinavian lakes: Events (1 386 events)
- In total approximately 5 732 occurrences.
- Vegetation data from phytosociological studies of the forests on the Fosen peninsula (3 951 occurrences)
- Lowland lakeshore vegetation in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway (391 occurrences)
- Monitoring of Nigritella nigra in the Kvikne mountains, Tynset, Norway (25 occurrences)
- Vegetation data from sheep grazing experiment at alpine site in Hol, Norway (15 973 occurrences)
- Vegetation data from long term sheep grazing experiment in Setesdal, Norway (11 961 occurrences)
- In total approximately 4 367 occurrences.
Museum specimens at the University Museum in Bergen, UiB
The University Museum at the University of Bergen (UiB UM) received data mobilization grants for the mobilization and publication of pyraloid moths (Pyraloidea), grass moths Crambidae), hoverflies or flower flies (Syrphidae), thick-headed flies (Conopidae), and parasitic wasps (Pteromalidae) from the specimen collections at the museum. These first data sets are estimated to include 4000 specimens of pyraloid and grass moths, 5000 specimens of Syrphidae, 500 specimens of Conopidae, and 4000 specimens of Pteromalidae. Contact persons: Bjarte Jordal, Steffen Roth, Per Djursvoll, Richard Mally, UiB UM. Expert consultants Herman Stuke based in Bremen for thick-headed flies (Conopidae), Tore Nielsen for hoverflies (Syrphidae) and Csaba Thuroczy based in Hungary for the parasitic wasps, (Pteromalidae). Data mobilization project period: 2015 to 2016.