Checklist of recorded insects from literature associated with non-crop plants growing in organic field of Mauritius

Latest version published by The Mauritius Herbarium on Oct 19, 2018 The Mauritius Herbarium

This dataset consists of a list of recorded insects from literature that have been recorded in non-crop plant species found during biannual qualitative surveys in and around pilot organic fields on the island of Mauritius, which started in 2017. To know on which plant species the insects were found, the plant species ID is found in the relational file (relatedresourceID), as well the data source. The full taxonomical information of the plant species in which insects were found is available in the non-crop flora checklist available at https://www.gbif.org/dataset/6fd6f172-5877-4ebb-857f-2a7da6201d3e.

The flora monitoring of eleven fields or greenhouses scattered around the island, which have different crops, is part of an effort from Mauritius NGO Le Velo Vert (LVV)to mainstream organic agriculture. LVV wants to highlight the importance of correct plant identification and the uses of non-crop species to improve and support organic farming. LVV believes sharing data will increase transparency and help cooperation of local, regional and global stakeholders of different fields to improve perspectives and multidisciplinarity, much needed to face the increasing problems of declining biodiversity and resources, and a growing human population. This database creating effort has been funded by BID Africa Call 2017, grant BID-AF2017-SMA_0316 https://www.gbif.org/project/aRCxBBF1BYU2C0us62ea4/getting-the-plants-to-all-dissemination-of-information-from-the-collection-of-the-mauritius-herbarium.)

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 154 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
    154
  • ResourceRelationship 
    288

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Krivek G, Baider C (2018): Checklist of recorded insects from literature associated with non-crop plants growing in organic field of Mauritius. v1.6. The Mauritius Herbarium. Dataset/Checklist. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=checklist_of_insects_in_non-crop_plants&v=1.6

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Mauritius Herbarium. 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: 46b6ccd4-52b7-4cdc-80ba-289aff2156bb.  The Mauritius Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

agricultural biodiversity; flora; insect; Mascarenes; monitoring; organic fields

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Gabriella Krivek
Project assistant
Le Velo Vert The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit MU (+230) 4541061
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org
Claudia Baider
Curator
The Mauritius Herbarium Agricultural Services 80835 Reduit MU (+230) 4541061

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Geraldine D'Unienville
President
Le Velo Vert Rue Lees 74404 Curepipe MU (+230) 676 3860
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org

Who filled in the metadata:

Gabriella Krivek
Project assistant
Le Velo Vert The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit (+230) 4541061
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org
Claudia Baider
Curator
The Mauritius Herbarium Agricultural Services 80835 Reduit MU (+230) 4541061
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Gabriella Krivek

Geographic Coverage

Mauritius

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.535, 57.277], North East [-19.813, 57.881]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-05-01 / 2018-06-30

Project Data

This dataset refers to repeated flora surveys of non-crop species in and around pilot organic fields, which is part of the Expansion en Maraichage Biologique avec Expertise Régionale (EMBER) [Expansion of organic agriculture on Mauritius with support of regional experts]

Title Getting the plants to all: dissemination of information from the collection of The Mauritius Herbarium
Identifier BID-AF2017-0316-SMA
Funding BID Africa Call 2017, grant BID-AF2017-SMA_0316
Study Area Description Eleven pilot organic fields around Mauritius
Design Description Biannual qualitative survey of non-crop plants in and around organic fields

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Geraldine D'Unienville

Sampling Methods

Scientific publication was screened for record of insects found locally in non-crop plants

Study Extent Pilot surveys organic fields in the island of Mauritius

Method step description:

  1. List of insects found in non-crop plants were extracted from a number of sources (Mamet & Williams, Rochecouste & Vaughan & Autrey). Taxonomy was updated using Global Names Resolver (https://resolver.globalnames.org/) and the GBIF backbone (https://www.gbif.org/tools/name-parser). The plant species where each insect species was found and the reference for the information is listed in a supporting file of this dataset.

Additional Metadata

Full information on the plant taxonomy is found in a companion dataset (https://www.gbif.org/dataset/6fd6f172-5877-4ebb-857f-2a7da6201d3e.). The information on spatial location and changes of the non-crop flora of the organic fields are also available (https://www.gbif.org/dataset/bbd1eb9c-0d6b-45ee-b36a-d94c91abeaef)

Purpose This dataset consists of a list of recorded insects from literature that have been recorded in species of the non-crop flora found during biannual qualitative surveys in and around pilot organic fields on the island of Mauritius, which started in 2017. To know which plant the insects were found the plant number is found in the relational file, as well the data source. The full taxonomical information of the plant species in which insects were found ia available in the non-crop flora checklist available at https://www.gbif.org/dataset/6fd6f172-5877-4ebb-857f-2a7da6201d3e. The flora monitoring of eleven fields or greenhouses scattered around the island, which have different crops, is part of an effort from Mauritius NGO Le Velo Vert(LVV)to mainstream organic agriculture. LVV wants to highlight the importance of correct plant identification and the uses of non-crop species to improve and support organic farming. LVV believes sharing data will increase transparency and help cooperation of local, regional and global stakeholders of different fields to improve perspectives and multidisciplinarity, much needed to face the increasing problems of declining biodiversity and resources, and a growing human population. This databasing effort has been funded by BID Africa Call 2017, grant BID-AF2017-SMA_0316 (https://www.gbif.org/project/aRCxBBF1BYU2C0us62ea4/getting-the-plants-to-all-dissemination-of-information-from-the-collection-of-the-mauritius-herbarium.)
Maintenance Description Additional data will be update as soon as they are available.
Alternative Identifiers 46b6ccd4-52b7-4cdc-80ba-289aff2156bb
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=checklist_of_insects_in_non-crop_plants