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Fauna inventories from the intertidal zone in Wimereux, France

Latest version published by Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on Oct 5, 2018 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

This dataset is the result of census exercises made by students in the framework of the Marine Biology Excursions Course, at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The data includes occurrence from the intertidal zone, taken on a yearly basis (by different batches of students), for which identifications are systematically checked by the supervisors. The field work focuses on transects chosen in the the Bay of Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais, France) which are oriented towards contrasted ecological gradients.

Data Records

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 191 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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 191 records in English (7 KB) - Update frequency: annually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Danis, B., Josens, G., De Ridder, C., Dubois, Ph. [YEAR ACCESSED]. ULB Marine Biology field inventories. Accessed trough [URL]

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d114f791-b86a-4f26-9356-17b0645f41b3.  Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bruno Danis
Associate Professor
Université Libre de Bruxelles BE
http://biomar.ulb.ac.be

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bruno Danis
Associate Professor
Université Libre de Bruxelles BE
http://biomar.ulb.ac.be

Who filled in the metadata:

Bruno Danis

Who else was associated with the resource:

Editor
Bruno Danis
Associate Professor
Université Libre De Bruxelles Brussels BE

Geographic Coverage

The dataset focuses on the Bay of Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais, France)

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.763, 1.582], North East [50.809, 1.616]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset includes a full census of marine biodiversity in the region of interest.

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2018-04-16

Sampling Methods

Sampling occurs at low tide, along transects. Students choose a series of contrasting sampling stations along the transects.

Study Extent The study includes yearly inventories carried by 1st year Master students. The study focuses on ecological gradients, and zonation in a bay subjected to strong tidal influence.
Quality Control Identifications are carried out using identification keys by the students and systematically checked by the supervisors. The data quality undergoes a quick QC, addressing various semantic and parameter issues (taxon names, georeferencing, formatting,...).

Method step description:

  1. Each group of students produces a spreadsheet in CSV format, using the GBIF data templates. The data is aggregated in the file which is shared through this IPT instance.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=intertidal_inventories