Occurrence

SPW ARNE-DNF : Occurrences of introduced species along roadsides in Wallonia

Latest version published by Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA) on 01 December 2022 Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA)

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Description

Wallonia has a very large road network, which shows how important the shoulders, medians, embankments and ditches are for wildlife. In some regions, they are even the last refuges for many organisms. Therefore, within the framework of the European Year of Nature Conservation 1995, the Directorate of Nature Conservation and Green Spaces of the Walloon Region has launched a pilot project for the ecological management of the edges of municipal roads. The objective: to make them more welcoming for wildlife. To date, several dozen municipalities have signed an agreement with the Walloon Region.

Within the framework of this agreement, the Region (Département de la Nature et des Forêts- SPW DNF) carries out a series of biological inventories along the roads. This set of occurrence data is limited to observations of non-native species that have been carried out within this framework.

Please feel free to contact us for any return regarding this dataset or any other content gathered by the long-term 'Bords de Routes' propsections.

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 4,960 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Naveau F, Bailly L, Dopagne C (2022): SPW ARNE-DNF : Occurrences of introduced species along roadsides in Wallonia. v1.5. Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=bdr&v=1.5

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 93dc0e04-f4f8-4773-ab23-4fa48327fe2e.  Service Public de Wallonie – Département d’Etude du Milieu Naturel et Agricole (SPW – DEMNA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Keywords

Occurrence; Wallonia;Belgium;roadsides; introduced species;exotic species;DNF; University of Liège; Département de la Nature et des Forêts; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:
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François Naveau
Expert
SPW- Département de la Nature et des Forêts
Avenue Prince de Liège, 7
5100 Jambes
Namur
BE
Luc Bailly
Expert
Natagriwal asbl
Quartier Vallée1, Chemin de la Vallée, 4
B4000 Liège
Liège
BE
Claude Dopagne
Expert
Natagriwal asbl/University of Liège
Quartier Vallée1, Chemin de la Vallée, 4
B4000 Liège
Liège

Who can answer questions about the resource:

François Naveau
Expert
SPW- Département de la Nature et des Forêts
Avenue Prince de Liège, 7
5100 Jambes
Namur
BE
Claude Dopagne
Expert
Natagriwal asbl/University of Liège
Quartier Vallée1, Chemin de la Vallée, 4
B4000 Liège
Liège
BE

Who filled in the metadata:
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Claude Dopagne
Expert
Natagriwal asbl/University of Liège
Quartier Vallée1, Chemin de la Vallée, 4
B4000 Liège
Namur
BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

Maxime Coupremanne
Publisher
Data liaison officer
Belgian Biodiversity Platform - DEMNA
Avenue Maréchal Juin 23
5030 Gembloux
Namur
BE

Geographic Coverage

Wallonia, Southern Belgium.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.423, 2.432], North East [50.797, 6.432]

Taxonomic Coverage

Introduced species. The Global Register of Introduced Species - Belgium (10.15468/xoidmd) was used as a reference to identify non-natives taxa to be exported in this dataset.

Kingdom Plantae (Haeckel, 1866) (plants), Animalia (animals)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1998-03-23 / 2022-02-28

Project Data

The campaign of late mowing of roadsides was launched in 1995 by the Public Service of Wallonia (DGARNE: Direction générale de l'Agriculture, des Ressources naturelles et de l'Environnement) within the framework of the second "European Year of Nature Conservation".Thanks to this agreement, late mowing is applied in almost all Walloon municipalities and provinces. Also, since 1995, date of the launching of the late mowing operation in Wallonia, the road network has become more welcoming for wildlife.

Title Convention Bords de routes
Funding Walloon Region
Study Area Description Wallonia's road network. The term "roadside" refers to all areas that are part of the road infrastructure and are in the public domain. The term is therefore very general and includes: embankments, cutbacks, medians, side medians, toe berms, slope berms, crest berms, and excess right-of-way. Most are vegetated and for the sake of brevity, many refer to them as green outbuildings.

The personnel involved in the project:

François Naveau
Point Of Contact

Sampling Methods

Multiple inventories from the Nature and forest direction and other partners.

Study Extent Roadsides are part of the ecological network. In Wallonia, the potential of roadsides is important since there are more than 60,000 kilometers of roads and twice as many roadsides. It is difficult to quantify the exact surface occupied by the roadsides, but it is relatively easy to estimate it at more than 20,000 hectares. Roadside Inventories started in 1998 and are still ongoing.

Method step description:

  1. Inventories from different actors.
  2. Encoding occurrences in the BIOGEONet database (University of Liège -ULg).
  3. Export and DarwinCore formatting of introduced species records

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 93dc0e04-f4f8-4773-ab23-4fa48327fe2e
https://ipt.biodiversity.be/resource?r=bdr