Monitoring of non-crop plants in organic fields of Mauritius

Latest version published by The Mauritius Herbarium on Oct 16, 2018 The Mauritius Herbarium

This dataset consists of biannual qualitative surveys for the presence of the non-crop flora in and around pilot organic fields set in 2017 on the island of Mauritius. Plants were identified in-situ or collected for identification at The Mauritius Herbarium. The monitoring of ten fields or greenhouses scattered around the island and having 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.)

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 24 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.

  • Event (core)
    24
  • Occurrence 
    1003

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Krivek G (2018): Monitoring of non-crop plants in organic fields of Mauritius. v1.14. The Mauritius Herbarium. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=monitoring_non_crop_plants_in_organic_fields_of_mauritius&v=1.14

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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: bbd1eb9c-0d6b-45ee-b36a-d94c91abeaef.  The Mauritius Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

flora; organic fields; monitoring; agricultural biodiversity; Mascarenes

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Gabriella Krivek
Project Assistant (BID)
Le Velo Vert Rue Lees 74404 Curepipe MU (+230) 676 3860
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org

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:

Claudia Baider
Gabriella Krivek
Project Assistant (BID)
Le Velo Vert Rue Lees 74404 Curepipe MU (+230) 676 3860
http://www.organicfarmersmauritius.org

Geographic Coverage

Mauritius

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Plantae

Phylum  Lycopodiopsida,  Polypodiopsida,  Liliopsida,  Magnoliopsida

Temporal Coverage

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

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 Project In progress 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

Biannual qualitative surveys of non crop plants in and around fields

Study Extent Pilot organic fields in the island of Mauritius
Quality Control Plants were identified in the field or samples were taken for identification at The Mauritius Herbarium

Method step description:

  1. Plant identification was done using the local Flora: Bosser, J., Cadet, T, Guého, J. & Marais, W. (1976-onwards) Flore des Mascareignes: La Réunion, Maurice, Rodrigues. MSIRI/KEW/ORSTOM-IRD. Mauritius. 26 vol. Rainfall for each site is based on Willaime, P. (1984) Carte pédologique de l’Ile Maurice 1/50 000. Occasional Paper of the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute no. 33. MSIRI, Mauritius.

Additional Metadata

Medicinal uses and insects recorded to visit/use the surveyed non-crop species will be added to this dataset, with references.

Purpose This dataset consists of biannual qualitative surveys for the presence of the non-crop flora in and around pilot organic fields set in 2017 on the island of Mauritius. Plants were identified in-situ or collected for identification at The Mauritius Herbarium. The checklist with more information about each species is published separately (use taxonID to match them). The monitoring of ten fields or greenhouses scattered around the island and having 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.
Maintenance Description Additional data will be update as soon as they are available
Alternative Identifiers bbd1eb9c-0d6b-45ee-b36a-d94c91abeaef
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=monitoring_non_crop_plants_in_organic_fields_of_mauritius