Ontario BioBlitz Species Records

Latest version published by Royal Ontario Museum on Oct 17, 2017 Royal Ontario Museum

A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set- our species list. This resource represents all species sighted or collected from each of the flagship Ontario BioBlitz events hosted under the Ontario BioBlitz program. Records include observations or collections from the following BioBlitz events: Rouge Watershed BioBlitz 2012, Rouge Watershed BioBlitz 2013, Humber Watershed BioBlitz 2014, Don Watershed BioBlitz 2015, Credit Watershed BioBlitz 2016, and Rouge Watershed BioBlitz 2017. Species records may be modified as further information becomes available. Visit our website at www.ontariobioblitz.ca to learn more about the Ontario BioBlitz program!

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 5,414 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 5,414 records in English (204 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 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:

Telfer A (2015): Ontario BioBlitz Species Records. v4.6. Royal Ontario Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. http://doi.org/10.5886/mc7h1q

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Ontario Museum. 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.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2c12acd9-1600-487d-a809-2c2743381112.  Royal Ontario Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Observation

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Canadensys Explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/ontariobioblitz UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/2c12acd9-1600-487d-a809-2c2743381112 UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Angela Telfer
Data Manager
Ontario BioBlitz 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 2269791604

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Angela Telfer
Data Manager
Ontario BioBlitz 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 2269791604

Who filled in the metadata:

Angela Telfer
Data Manager
Ontario BioBlitz 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 2269791604

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Angela Telfer
Data Manager
Ontario BioBlitz 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 2269791604
Point Of Contact
Jeremy deWaard
Director, Bio-Inventory and Collections
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario 50 Stone Road East Guelph Ontario CA

Geographic Coverage

Data included in this release was collected from the Rouge River Watershed, Humber River Watershed, Don River Watershed, and Credit River Waterhsed from the Greater Toronto area of Ontario. Sector information is provided in the DwC file. For Rouge Watershed records, please refer to the map available at www.ontariobioblitz.ca to match sector numbers to their region of the watershed.

Bounding Coordinates South West [43.38, -94.07], North East [55.91, -78.2]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Fungi,  Animalia,  Protozoa,  Chromista,  Plantae

Project Data

No Description available

Title Ontario BioBlitz
Funding Funding and in-kind support for the Ontario BioBlitz program is provided its partner organizations, listed on the Ontario BioBlitz program under the Sponsors header. Partner organizations change each year depending on where the BioBlitz is hosted. Sponsers for the Ontario BioBlitz program include the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN), Pizza Pizza, Maple Lodge Farms, Weetabix, and Organic Meadow. In 2017, the Rouge Watershed BioBlitz was also supported as part of the BioBlitz Canada 150 initiative.
Study Area Description Different locations within the Rouge River Watershed, Humber River Watershed, Don River Watershed and Credit River Watershed were selected based on expected biodiversity, availability to the public, and/or lack of data collection in a specific area.
Design Description Expert taxonomists and naturalists survey a given area in an attempt to discover as many species as they can within a 24 hour time period. A great emphasis is placed on inclusion of the public, to increase awareness of and excitement about biodiversity.

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Angela Telfer

Sampling Methods

Various methods were used to survey taxa across all kingdoms of life.

Study Extent All specimens were collected in a 24 hour time period. Some specimen identification took place within this 24 h time frame, however the specimen can be identified and verified at any point after the BioBlitz. BioBlitz dates are as follows: the first Rouge Watershed BioBlitz was June 15 to 16, 2012. The second Rouge Watershed BioBlitz occurred on September 13 and 14, 2013. The Humber Watershed BioBlitz occurred May 24 and 25, 2014. The Don Watershed BioBlitz occurred June 13 and 14, 2015, the Credit Watershed BioBlitz occurred June 11 and 12, 2016, and finally the third Rouge Watershed BioBlitz occurred June 24 and 25, 2017.
Quality Control Experts in their respective fields were responsible for leading a team of volunteers in the collection, identification, and verification of specimens.

Method step description:

  1. Description of how to run a BioBlitz available at http://www.ontariobioblitz.ca/protocol-guide.html

Collection Data

Collection Name Royal Ontario Museum
Collection Identifier ROM
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

More information is available at our website, www.ontariobioblitz.ca

Purpose A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set: the species list, which provides a snapshot of the biodiversity in that location on that date. The Ontario BioBlitz program is led by a partnership of some of the province's leading conservation, education and research organizations. Our collective goal is to connect scientists with the public, promote citizen science, and to work together to increase awareness of Ontario's biodiversity and encourage local surveys of familiar and little known organisms.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/mc7h1q
2c12acd9-1600-487d-a809-2c2743381112
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=ontariobioblitz