orthopteracollections-nhmj-ioj

Latest version published by Institute of Jamaica on Jan 30, 2019 Institute of Jamaica

The data covered are the holding of the Institute of Jamaica Zoological collections from the order Orthoptera.

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 382 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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Data as a DwC-A file download 382 records in English (16 KB) - Update frequency: as needed
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 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:

Morrison E, Campbell K (2018): orthopteracollections-nhmj-ioj. v1.3. Institute of Jamaica. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=orthopteracollections-nhmj-ioj&v=1.3

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: 4946ae59-8711-475c-8a76-3ef7e70b8b75.  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; Orthoptera; Insecta; Zoology; Jamaica; Natural History; Specimen; Collection

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Elizabeth Morrison
Botanist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM (876) 922-0621
Keron Campbell
Botanist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM (876) 922-0621

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Elizabeth Morrison
Zoologist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 8769220621
Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer - Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street N/A Kingston N/A JM 8769220621

Who filled in the metadata:

Keron Campbell
Botanist
Institute Of Jamaica 10-16 East Street N/A Kingston N/A JM (876) 922-0621
Elizabeth Morrison
Botanist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street N/A Kingston N/A JM (876) 922-0621

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Elizabeth Morrison
Director
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 8769220621
Curator
Leonard Wright
Lab Technician
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM (876) 922-0621
Point Of Contact
Dionne Newell
Senior Research Officer - Entomology
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 8769220621
Metadata Provider
Keron Campbell
Botanist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston JM (876) 922-0621

Geographic Coverage

The range is 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 [17.644, -78.409], North East [18.875, -76.157]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1880-01-01 / 2018-01-01

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 This project is made possible through a grant from GBIF and supporting funding through the government of Jamaica.
Study Area Description The project covers zoology specimens collected in Jamaica between 1880 to the present
Design Description The project objective is to increase access to the Natural History Museum of Jamaica's collections and other related biodiversity data through digitization and utilization of technology.

The personnel involved in the project:

Publisher
Keron Campbell
Publisher
Dionne Newell
Point Of Contact
Elizabeth Morrison
Curator
Leonard Wright
Programmer
Reginal Evans
Point Of Contact
Dionne Newell

Sampling Methods

Most specimens were collected by use of sweep nets or by hand.

Study Extent The study extend covers the entire island of Jamaica. The preserved specimens were collected across all parishes.
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 were performed in house by Zoologist and checked on the GBIF data portal

Method step description:

  1. 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 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 Natural History Museum of Jamaica Zoological Collections
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Additional Metadata

Purpose The data set was created to facilitate access through digitization. This access will enhance research and fill data gaps that exists.
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 4946ae59-8711-475c-8a76-3ef7e70b8b75
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=orthopteracollections-nhmj-ioj