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Meetnetten.be - Transects for fire salamanders in Flanders, Belgium
Citation
Piesschaert F, Speybroeck J, Brosens D, Westra T, Desmet P, Ledegen H, Van de Poel S, Pollet M (2022): Meetnetten.be - Transects for fire salamanders in Flanders, Belgium. v1.11. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.15468/nbsk9h

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Archived data
Availability: CC0 To the extent possible under law, the person who associated CC0 with this dataset has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this dataset.

Description
Meetnetten.be - Transects for fire salamanders in Flanders, Belgium is a sampling event dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO). It is part of the Meetnetten.be suite of monitoring networks for priority species in Flanders, in which data are collected at fixed locations using a standardized protocol (https://meetnetten.be). This dataset contains site counts for 1 priority species (Salamandra salamandra), as well as other amphibians observed during sampling. more

Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each sampling event an eventID, date, location and sampling protocol (in the event core) and for each occurrence an occurrenceID, the number of recorded individuals, behaviour, sex, status, (present/absent) and scientific name (in the occurrence extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at https://github.com/inbo/meetnetten-occurrences/issues
Generalized and/or withheld information: as these are sensitive priority species, location information is generalized to 1, 5 or 10 km Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid cells. Original locations are available upon request.
We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use (https://www.inbo.be/en/norms-data-use) when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via opendata@inbo.be.
For all published Meetnetten.be datasets, see https://www.gbif.org/dataset/search?project_id=meetnetten.be
The target species for Meetnetten.be are listed at https://meetnetten.be/#group-1. Other salamanders observed during the sampling are also included. This dataset covers the fire salamander protocol, for which there is 1 target species.
Fire salamanders have to be counted along fixed transects of ca. 1 km. Transect counts are walked between August 15th and November 15th on nights with high humidity, and preferably at temperatures higher than 5°C. Animals are searched for by means of a flashlight (6 m to the left and right of the trail). Each transect must be visited at least twice a year. Sampling was done using the protocol described in De Bruyn et al. (2015), updated by Speybroeck et al. (2020), and explained to volunteers in Lewylle et al. (2017).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Fresh water, Terrestrial, Monitoring, Belgium: Flanders, Amphibia,

Geographical coverage
Belgium: Flanders

Temporal coverage
1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

Taxonomic coverage
Amphibia [WoRMS]
Salamandra salamandra

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Natuurpunt, moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2021-07-20
Information last updated: 2022-07-28
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