jamaica_invasive_alien_species

Latest version published by Institute of Jamaica on Feb 14, 2019 Institute of Jamaica

These are invasive alien species from the online Jamaica Invasive Species Database (JISD) and their occurrence data includes geographic coordinates. This is a subset of a longer list of introduced species (both by humans and self-introduced) that are problematic in Jamaica. Entry of geographic coordinates for other JISD records is ongoing.

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 16 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:

(2019): jamaica_invasive_alien_species. v1.0. Institute of Jamaica. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=jamaica_invasive_alien_species&v=1.0

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: ff918604-48cc-4f28-a77e-9e454830d7c7.  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; Observation; exotic

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jamaica Invasive Species Database Data Contributors
Content Providers
c/o Jamaica CHM, Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
http://www.jamaicachm.org.jm

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Suzanne Davis
Senior Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
http://www.jamaicachm.org.jm

Who filled in the metadata:

Suzanne Davis
Senior Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
http://www.jamaicachm.org.jm/about

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Suzanne Davis
Senior Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
Metadata Provider
Suzanne Davis
Senior Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
Content Provider
Suzanne Davis
Senior Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620
Content Provider
Shemere Lawes
Research Officer - Jamaica Clearing-House Mechanism
Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM 876-922-0620

Geographic Coverage

The range is both terrestrial and marine areas of the island of Jamaica which is located within the Greater Antilles. The island is the second smallest within the Greater Antilles and rich in biodiversity.

Bounding Coordinates South West [17.529, -78.651], North East [18.73, -75.894]

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 improved biodiversity knowledge and access to scientific data. Key activities included 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 highlighted 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 This programme is funded by the European Union in collaboration with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The personnel involved in the project:

Custodian Steward
Suzanne Davis

Sampling Methods

Records are sourced via the Jamaica Invasive Species Database and are a mix of systematically collected observations as well as casual observations.

Study Extent Islandwide including marine territory.
Quality Control Where available, publications that substantiate the occurrence of a species are provided in the Jamaica Invasive Species Database.

Method step description:

  1. N/A

Additional Metadata

Purpose The data set was created to facilitate access to spatial data in alien species that are invasive to Jamaica. This access will enhance research and fill data gaps that exists.
Maintenance Description This dataset will be updated periodically in accordance with updates to the Jamaica Invasive Species Database.
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=jamaica_invasive_alien_species