ioj_odonata_collection

Latest version published by Institute of Jamaica on Jan 13, 2020 Institute of Jamaica

The data set forms part of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) Odonata Collections housed in the Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) Zoological Collections.

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 321 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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Newell D, Morrison E, Wright L (2020): ioj_odonata_collection. v1.1. Institute of Jamaica. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=ioj_odonata_collection&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Institute of Jamaica. 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: 0db0a5df-6fca-4ac1-b4d0-c061de5ff2b4.  Institute of Jamaica publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Inter American Biodiversity Information Network.

Keywords

Occurrence; Insecta; Odonata; Zoology; Jamaica; Natural History; Specimen; Collection; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer, Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6
Elizabeth Morrison
Zoologist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6
Leonard Wright
Laboratory Technician
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer, Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6
Elizabeth Morrison
Zoologist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6
Leonard Wright
Laboratory Technician
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6

Who filled in the metadata:

Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer, Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer, Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6
Curator
Elizabeth Morrison
Zoologist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620-6

Geographic Coverage

The range is the island of Jamaica which is located within the Greater Antilles. The island is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and rich in biodiversity. Bounding Coordinates South West [17.644, -78.409], North East [18.875, -76.157]

Bounding Coordinates South West [17.649, -78.437], North East [18.74, -76.119]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1941-01-01 / 2010-01-01

Project Data

Access to relevant data and information is critical for conservation of Jamaican biodiversity, especially in light of habitat destruction, invasive alien species (IAS) and climate change. The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) as the national repository of flora and fauna has been instrumental in generating and providing access to Jamaican biodiversity data and information. Its mission is to collect and preserve biodiversity, conduct scientific research and disseminate information to the general public and conservation practitioners. Our biological collections, the oldest and most comprehensive locally, represent all habitat types for Jamaica. Much of our Science Library’s rare books, scientific papers, images and maps complement the biological collections. Referencing these collections, the NHMJ has worked with national project partners (National Environment and Planning Agency and Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust) to develop national conservation strategies and action plans, and protected area management plans. Furthermore, Jamaica’s wildlife research permit system requires that researchers deposit duplicate specimens with the Museum. By enabling national partners along with overseas partner, the Natural History Museum in London, to strengthen collaborative ties and technical resources this project will improve biodiversity knowledge and access to scientific data. Key activities include training in the digitization of publications and specimens, creation of metadata for biological datasets, mapping of research and species distributions, and global sharing of species images, records, and maps. The proposed Biodiversity Information for National Development workshop is intended to highlight the uses of project data for especially IAS management, National Park planning and wildlife research monitoring.

Title Advancing Jamaican Biodiversity Data Products and Information Services
Identifier BID-CA2016-0001-NAC
Funding The project was made possible through a grant from GBIF and the European Union under the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) - Jamaica Project with support from the Government of Jamaica.
Study Area Description Odonata specimens were collected from several parishes across Jamaica from highland to lowland areas. Local areas included rivers and other freshwater bodies in towns and districts.
Design Description The project objective was to increase access to the Natural History Museum of Jamaica's biological collections and other related biodiversity data through digitization and utilization of technology.

The personnel involved in the project:

Metadata Provider
Dionne Newell
Point Of Contact
Elizabeth Morrison
Point Of Contact
Leonard Wright

Sampling Methods

The data on the Odonata collections were stored in a specialized database called Biolink. The select dataset was converted from Biolink to Microsoft Excel in order for data managers to clean and verify the information.

Study Extent The specimens in the dataset were collected from several parishes across Jamaica.Collections were conducted by various collectors between 1941 and 2010 during special projects and/or to expand the Odonata collections of the Institute of Jamaica.
Quality Control Persons were trained by project partners from the British Museum of Natural History in the digitization of specimens and the setting up of workflows. Verification of data was performed in house by the Zoology Laboratory Technician and the Senior Research Officer, Entomology and checked on the GBIF data portal.

Method step description:

  1. Data converted from Biolink to Microsoft Excel.
  2. Cleaning of data: Standardization of data in Excel Sheets, updating and correction of specimen identification with authorities. Data sheet formatted using Darwin Core requirements. Unique identifiers were created for each specimen Generating and printing barcodes Assigning barcodes to specimens and specimen storage areas

Collection Data

Collection Name Natural History Museum of Jamaica Insect Collection
Parent Collection Identifier Institute of Jamaica Zoological Collections
Specimen preservation methods Pinned
Curatorial Units Count 22 +/- 1 Boxes

Additional Metadata

Purpose The data set was created to facilitate open access through digitization. This access will enhance research and fill data gaps that exist.
Maintenance Description The data set will be updated in a timely manner once new and relevant data is obtained that can further the objective of making the data accessible in the first instance.
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=ioj_odonata_collection