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AAPS Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ACS Synthetic Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Acta Biologica Colombiana     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Biologica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Biologica Sibirica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biologica Venezuelica     Open Access  
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Chiropterologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Médica Costarricense     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis     Open Access  
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Acta Scientiae Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientifica Naturalis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades Biológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Biosystems     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Health Care Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advanced Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Nonlinear Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Quantum Technologies     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Studies in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Cell Biology/ Medical Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
AFRREV STECH : An International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Agrokreatif Jurnal Ilmiah Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat     Open Access  
AJP Cell Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
AJP Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Al-Kauniyah : Jurnal Biologi     Open Access  
Alasbimn Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alces : A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose     Open Access  
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambix     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Biology Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Fern Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Plant Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Malacological Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Amphibia-Reptilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anadol University Journal of Science and Technology B : Theoritical Sciences     Open Access  
Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology : C Life Sciences and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal Cells and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Animal Models and Experimental Medicine     Open Access  
Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio C – Biologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Annals of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Annual Research & Review in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Annual Review of Biophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Annual Review of Cancer Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Annual Review of Phytopathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Antioxidants     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Applied Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Applied Vegetation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Aquaculture Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aquaculture International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Aquaculture Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquatic Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aquatic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aquatic Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Biological Sciences     Open Access  
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives of Oral Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos do Instituto Biológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do Museu Dinâmico Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Arthropod Structure & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropods     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artificial DNA: PNA & XNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Developmental Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Nematology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Poultry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche     Open Access  
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Avian Biology Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Avian Conservation and Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Bacterial Empire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bacteriology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bacteriophage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Batman Üniversitesi Yaşam Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Berita Biologi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bio Tribune Magazine     Hybrid Journal  
BIO Web of Conferences     Open Access  
BIO-Complexity     Open Access  
Bio-Grafía. Escritos sobre la Biología y su enseñanza     Open Access  
Bio-Lectura     Open Access  
BIO-SITE : Biologi dan Sains Terapan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioanalytical Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
BioCentury Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biochemistry and Cell Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Biochimie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
BioControl     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biocontrol Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biodemography and Social Biology     Hybrid Journal  
BIODIK : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BioDiscovery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversidade e Conservação Marinha : Revista CEPSUL     Open Access  
Biodiversitas : Journal of Biological Diversity     Open Access  
Biodiversity Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biodiversity Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity: Research and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Bioeksperimen : Jurnal Penelitian Biologi     Open Access  
Bioelectrochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioenergy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Bioengineering and Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access  
Biofabrication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biofilms     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biogeosciences (BG)     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 386)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 12)

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Biodiversity Data Journal
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.465
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Number of Followers: 4  

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ISSN (Print) 1314-2836 - ISSN (Online) 1314-2828
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  • A novel Enterostomula (Platyhelminthes, Prolecithophora) species from two
           brackish lakes in Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47161
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47161
      Authors : Nao Omi : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +020
       
  • Cave morphology, microclimate and abundance of five cave predators from
           the Monte Albo (Sardinia, Italy)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e48623
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e48623
      Authors : Enrico Lunghi, Claudia Corti, Manuela Mulargia, Yahui Zhao, Raoul Manenti, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Michael Veith : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 3 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0200
       
  • Jewel beetles (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) collected during the 2018 field
           survey on Iejima Island, the Okinawa Islands, Ryukyus, south-western Japan
           

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e48785
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e48785
      Authors : Yutaka Tamadera, Hiraku Yoshitake : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +020
       
  • Current and future suitable habitat areas for Nasuella olivacea (Gray,
           1865) in Colombia and Ecuador and analysis of its distribution across
           different land uses

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e49164
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e49164
      Authors : Pablo Medrano-Vizcaíno, Patricia Gutiérrez-Salazar : Nasuella olivacea is an endemic mammal from the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia. Due to its rarity, aspects about its natural history, ecology and distribution patterns are not well known, therefore, research is needed to generate knowledge about this carnivore and a first step is studying suitable habitat areas. We performed Ecological Niche Models and applied future climate change scenarios (2.6 and 8.5 RCP) to determine the potential distribution of this mammal in Colombia and Ecuador, with current and future climate change conditions; furthermore, we analysed its distribution along several land covers. We found that N. olivacea is likely to be found in areas where no records have been reported previously; likewise, climate change conditions would increase suitable distribution areas. Concerning land cover, 73.4% of N. olivacea potential distribution was located outside Protected Areas (PA), 46.1% in Forests and 40.3% in Agricultural Lands. These findings highlight the need to further research understudied species, furthering our understanding about distribution trends and responses to changing climatic conditions, as well as informig future PA designing. These are essential tools for supporting wildlife conservation plans, being applicable for rare species whose biology and ecology remain unknown. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +020
       
  • A new parasitoid wasp, Aphaereta vondelparkensis sp. n. (Braconidae,
           Alysiinae), from a city park in the centre of Amsterdam

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e49017
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e49017
      Authors : Kees van Achterberg, Menno Schilthuizen, Marrit van der Meer, Richard Delval, Claudia Dias, Marlene Hoynck, Heko Köster, Rudie Maarschall, Norbert Peeters, Peter Venema, Ryan Zaremba, Cristina Beltrami, Florinda Nieuwenhuis, Nicole de Rop, Iva Njunjić, Joris Koene : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +020
       
  • Reexamination of Rhopalosiphum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using linear
           discriminant analysis to determine the validity of synonymized species,
           with some new synonymies and distribution data

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e49102
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e49102
      Authors : Michael Skvarla, Matthew Kramer, Christopher Owen, Gary Miller : Although 17 species of Rhopalosiphum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) are currently recognized, 85 taxonomic names have been proposed historically. Some species are morphologically similar, especially alate individuals and most synonymies were proposed in catalogues without evidence. This has led to both confusion and difficulty in making accurate species-level identifications. In an attempt to address these issues, we developed a new approach to resolve synonymies based on linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and suggest that this approach may be useful for other taxonomic groups to reassess previously proposed synonymies. We compared 34 valid and synonymized species using 49 measurements and 20 ratios from 1,030 individual aphids. LDA was repeatedly applied to subsets of the data after removing clearly separated groups found in a previous iteration. We found our characters and technique worked well to distinguish among apterae. However, it separated well only those alatae with some distinctive traits, while those apterate which were morphologically similar were not well separated using LDA. Based on our morphological investigation, we transfer R. arundinariae (Tissot, 1933) to Melanaphis supported by details of the wing veination and other morphological traits and propose Melanaphis takahashii Skvarla and Miller as a replacement name for M. arundinariae (Takahashi, 1937); we also synonymize R. momo (Shinji, 1922) with R. nymphaeae (Linnaeus, 1761). Our analyses confirmed many of the proposed synonymies, which will help to stabilize the nomenclature and species concepts within Rhopalosiphum. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +020
       
  • The first Nearctic record of the genus Neocheiridium (Pseudoscorpiones:
           Cheiridiidae), with description of Neocheiridium gullahorum sp. n.

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e48278
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e48278
      Authors : Kaarel Sammet, Olavi Kurina, Hans Klompen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:45:00 +020
       
  • Wildlife inventory from camera-trapping surveys in the Azores (Pico and
           Terceira islands)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47865
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47865
      Authors : Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Xose Pardavila, Isabel Amorim, Paulo Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +020
       
  • Rapid Least Concern: towards automating Red List assessments

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47018
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47018
      Authors : Steven Bachman, Barnaby Walker, Sara Barrios, Alison Copeland, Justin Moat : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:45:00 +020
       
  • New island record and conservation status of Puerto Rican Bank endemic
           plant species, Ruehssia woodburyana (Acev.-Rodr.) Goyder, comb. nov.,
           formally transferred from Marsdenia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47110
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47110
      Authors : Sara Bárrios, José Sustache, David Goyder, Martin Hamilton : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +020
       
  • The Swedish Malaise Trap Project: A 15 Year Retrospective on a Countrywide
           Insect Inventory

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47255
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47255
      Authors : Dave Karlsson, Emily Hartop, Mattias Forshage, Mathias Jaschhof, Fredrik Ronquist : The Swedish Malaise Trap Project (SMTP) is one of the most ambitious insect inventories ever attempted. The project was designed to target poorly known insect groups across a diverse range of habitats in Sweden. The field campaign involved the deployment of 73 Malaise traps at 55 localities across the country for three years (2003-2006). Over the past 15 years, the collected material has been hand sorted by trained technicians into over 300 taxonomic fractions suitable for expert attention. The resulting collection is a tremendous asset for entomologists around the world, especially as we now face a desperate need for baseline data to evaluate phenomena like insect decline and climate change. Here, we describe the history, organisation, methodology and logistics of the SMTP, focusing on the rationale for the decisions taken and the lessons learned along the way. The SMTP represents one of the early instances of community science applied to large-scale inventory work, with a heavy reliance on volunteers in both the field and the laboratory. We give estimates of both staff effort and volunteer effort involved. The project has been funded by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative; in total, the inventory has cost less than 30 million SEK (approximately 3.1 million USD). Based on a subset of the samples, we characterise the size and taxonomic composition of the SMTP material. Several different extrapolation methods suggest that the material comprises around 20 million specimens in total. The material is dominated by Diptera (75% of the specimens) and Hymenoptera (15% of specimens). Amongst the Diptera, the dominant groups are Chironomidae (37% of specimens), Sciaridae (15%), Phoridae (13%), Cecidomyiidae (9.5%) and Mycetophilidae (9.4%). Within Hymenoptera, the major groups are Ichneumonidae (44% of specimens), Diaprioidea (19%), Braconidae (9.6%), Platygastroidea (8.5%) and Chalcidoidea (7.9%). The taxonomic composition varies with latitude and season. Several Diptera and Hymenoptera groups are more common in non-summer samples (collected from September to April) and in the North, while others show the opposite pattern. About 1% of the total material has been processed and identified by experts so far. This material represents over 4,000 species. One third of these had not been recorded from Sweden before and almost 700 of them are new to science. These results reveal the large amounts of taxonomic work still needed on Palaearctic insect faunas. Based on the SMTP experiences, we discuss aspects of planning and conducting future large-scale insect inventory projects using mainly traditional approaches in relation to more recent approaches that rely on molecular techniques. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +020
       
  • A large-scale species level dated angiosperm phylogeny for evolutionary
           and ecological analyses

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e39677
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e39677
      Authors : Steven Janssens, Thomas L.P. Couvreur, Arne Mertens, Gilles Dauby, Leo-Paul Dagallier, Samuel Vanden Abeele, Filip Vandelook, Maurizio Mascarello, Hans Beeckman, Marc Sosef, Vincent Droissart, Michelle van der Bank, Olivier Maurin, William Hawthorne, Cicely Marshall, Maxime Réjou-Méchain, Denis Beina, Fidele Baya, Vincent Merckx, Brecht Verstraete, Olivier Hardy : Phylogenies are a central and indispensable tool for evolutionary and ecological research. Even though most angiosperm families are well investigated from a phylogenetic point of view, there are far less possibilities to carry out large-scale meta-analyses at order level or higher. Here, we reconstructed a large-scale dated phylogeny including nearly 1/8th of all angiosperm species, based on two plastid barcoding genes, matK (incl. trnK) and rbcL. Novel sequences were generated for several species, while the rest of the data were mined from GenBank. The resulting tree was dated using 56 angiosperm fossils as calibration points. The resulting megaphylogeny is one of the largest dated phylogenetic tree of angiosperms yet, consisting of 36,101 sampled species, representing 8,399 genera, 426 families and all orders. This novel framework will be useful for investigating different broad scale research questions in ecological and evolutionary biology. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +020
       
  • A fortuitous find: a unique haplotype of Ooencyrtus nezarae Ishii
           (Encyrtidae: Encyrtinae) discovered in Florida

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e36440
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e36440
      Authors : Nicholas Goltz, Jessica Awad, Matthew Moore, Elijah Talamas : The adventive arrival of biological control agents circumvents the regulatory process by introducing exotic species to control invasive pests and is generally followed by post hoc risk evaluation. The bean plataspid, Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), is an invasive pest of leguminous crops in the south-eastern United States that was eventually followed by two parasitoid wasps from its range in the eastern hemisphere, Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) (Scelionidae) and Ooencyrtus nezarae Ishii (Encyrtidae). In North Central Florida, sentinel egg masses, intended to capture Paratelenomus saccharalis, instead yielded Ooencyrtus nezarae, which was previously known only from Alabama (Ademokoya et al. 2018). Two generations of O. nezarae were subsequently reared in the laboratory. COI sequences from the Florida population of O. nezarae differed by 1.3% from the Alabama population and the presence of a different haplotype suggests the possibility of a separate introduction. Laboratory parasitism rates, sex ratios, morphology, molecular diagnosis and implications for agriculture are discussed. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +020
       
  • Documenting museum records of West African Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in
           Benin and Senegal

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47340
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47340
      Authors : Kwevitoukoui Hounkpati, Joseph McHugh, Abdoul Aziz Niang, Georg Goergen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:10:00 +020
       
  • Plant species richness and composition of a habitat island within Lake
           Kastoria and comparison with those of a true island within the protected
           Pamvotis lake (NW Greece)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e48704
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e48704
      Authors : Alexandros Papanikolaou, Maria Panitsa : Lake Kastoria is one of the potentially “ancient” Balkan lakes that has a great environmental importance and ecological value, attracts high touristic interest and is under various anthropogenic pressures. It belongs to a Natura 2000 Special Protection Area and a Site of Community Interest. The city of Kastoria is located at the western part of the lake and just next to it, towards the centre of the lake, is a peninsula, a habitat island. In the framework of research concerning the flora of lake islands of Greece, one of the main objectives of the present study is to fill a gap concerning plant species richness of the habitat island within the protected Lake Kastoria, which is surrounded by the lake except for its north-western part where the border of the city of Kastoria is located. Floristic analysis of the habitat island of Lake Kastoria is in large measure accounted, concerning chorology with emphasis on Balkan endemics (8.7%), life forms, by hemicryptophytes (36.1%), therophytes (33.2%), phanerophytes (16.4%) and geophytes (10.9%) and, for habitats, by taxa preferring agricultural and ruderal ones (53.3%). Another objective is to compare its floristic composition to the one of the island within the protected urban Lake Pamvotis - one of the very few lake islands in Greece - focusing on the influence of urbanisation. The α- and β- diversity are measured in order to reveal floristic differences. Beta diversity partitioning in turnover and nestedness showed that the β-diversity is mostly expressed as compositional turnover. The role of the society in combination with long-term programmes for the study of plant species richness, functional diversity and patterns of species assemblages over time are necessary for the effective management and protection of protected areas, including lake insular areas. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +020
       
  • Standardised inventories of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Macaronesia
           II: The native forests and dry habitats of Madeira archipelago (Madeira
           and Porto Santo islands)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47502
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47502
      Authors : Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Mário Boieiro, Pedro Cardoso, Rui Carvalho, Luís Carlos Crespo, Rosalina Gabriel, Nuria Macías Hernández, Octávio Paulo, Fernando Pereira, Carla Rego, Alejandra Ros-Prieto, Isamberto Silva, Ana Vieira, François Rigal, Paulo Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +020
       
  • Using environmental DNA analyses to assess the occurrence and abundance of
           the endangered amphidromous fish Plecoglossus altivelis ryukyuensis

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e39679
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e39679
      Authors : Yoshihisa Akamatsu, Gen Kume, Masuji Gotou, Takanori Kono, Takuma Fujii, Ryutei Inui, Yoshihisa Kurita : The Ryukyu ayu Plecoglossus altivelis ryukyuensis is an endangered amphidromous fish that inhabits rivers in the Ryukyu Archipelago (Japan). Populations of the species have declined dramatically. Consequently, the Ryukyu ayu has been registered as a natural monument in Japan and monitoring surveys with direct catching are restricted legally. This restriction, unfortunately, makes monitoring of population abundances difficult and creates a barrier to both advancing understanding of the species’ status and the development of appropriate conservation plans.We developed a non-invasive monitoring methodology using eDNA analyses. We designed a specific quantitative PCR assay for the Ryukyu ayu using the mitochondrial ND4 region. Using this primer/probe set, we conducted eDNA analyses in three rivers on Amami-Ohshima Island. The DNA fragments were amplified from the eDNA extracted from natural water in each river. The numbers of DNA fragments detected were positively correlated with individual counts of fish obtained by visual snorkelling surveys. Our method does not contravene restrictions and facilitates abundance monitoring of this endangered fish species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +020
       
  • Knock knock, who’s there': marine invertebrates in tubes of
           Ceriantharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47019
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47019
      Authors : Hellen Ceriello, Celine Lopes, James Reimer, Torkild Bakken, Marcelo Fukuda, Carlo Cunha, Sérgio Stampar : This study reports on the fauna found in/on tubes of 10 species of Ceriantharia and discusses the characteristics of these occurrences, as well as the use of mollusc shells in ceriantharian tube construction. A total of 22 tubes of Ceriantharia from Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Norway, Portugal and the United States were analysed, revealing 58 species of marine invertebrates using them as alternative substrates. Based on a literature review and analyses of the sampled material, we report new occurrences for Photis sarae (Crustacea), Microgaza rotella (Mollusca), Brada sp., Dipolydora spp., Notocirrus spp., and Syllis garciai (Annelida). The use of mollusc shells in tube construction increases the tubes’ structural resistance and strength. Ceriantharian tubes are suitable alternative substrates for the dwelling of numerous tubicolous and infaunal species that usually burrow into sediments or anchor on fixed or mobile habitats seeking shelter, thus playing a relevant role as local biodiversity hotspots. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 8 Jan 2020 09:10:00 +0200
       
  • When Citizen Science highlights alien invasive species in France: the case
           of Indochina mantis, Hierodula patellifera (Insecta, Mantodea, Mantidae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e46989
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e46989
      Authors : Nicolas Moulin : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 16:40:00 +0200
       
  • Documenting decapod biodiversity in the Caribbean from DNA barcodes
           generated during field training in taxonomy

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e47333
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.8.e47333
      Authors : Dagoberto Venera-Pontón, Amy Driskell, Sammy De Grave, Darryl Felder, Justin Scioli, Rachel Collin : DNA barcoding is a useful tool to identify the components of mixed or bulk samples, as well as to determine individuals that lack morphologically diagnostic features. However, the reference database of DNA barcode sequences is particularly sparsely populated for marine invertebrates and for tropical taxa. We used samples collected as part of two field courses, focused on graduate training in taxonomy and systematics, to generate DNA sequences of the barcode fragments of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and mitochondrial ribosomal 16S genes for 447 individuals, representing at least 129 morphospecies of decapod crustaceans. COI sequences for 36% (51/140) of the species and 16S sequences for 26% (37/140) of the species were new to GenBank. Automatic Barcode Gap Discovery identified 140 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) which largely coincided with the morphospecies delimitations. Barcode identifications (i.e. matches to identified sequences) were especially useful for OTUs within Synalpheus, a group that is notoriously difficult to identify and rife with cryptic species, a number of which we could not identify to species, based on morphology. Non-concordance between morphospecies and barcode OTUs also occurred in a few cases of suspected cryptic species. As mitochondrial pseudogenes are particularly common in decapods, we investigate the potential for this dataset to include pseudogenes and discuss the utility of these sequences as species identifiers (i.e. barcodes). These results demonstrate that material collected and identified during training activities can provide useful incidental barcode reference samples for under-studied taxa. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0200
       
  • Harvestmen occurrence database (Arachnida, Opiliones) of the Museu
           Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Brazil

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47456
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47456
      Authors : Valéria da Silva, Manoel Aguiar-Neto, Dan Teixeira, Cleverson Santos, Marcos de Sousa, Timoteo da Silva, Lorran Ramos, Alexandre Bragio Bonaldo : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:15:00 +020
       
  • Shrews (Soricidae) of the lowland forests around Kisangani (DR Congo)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46948
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46948
      Authors : Frederik Van de Perre, Herwig Leirs, Julien Cigar, Sylvestre Gambalemoke Mbalitini, Jean-Claude Mukinzi Itoka, Erik Verheyen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:30:00 +020
       
  • Current GBIF occurrence data demonstrates both promise and limitations for
           potential red listing of spiders

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47369
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47369
      Authors : Vaughn Shirey, Sini Seppälä, Vasco Branco, Pedro Cardoso : Conservation assessments of hyperdiverse groups of organisms are often challenging and limited by the availability of occurrence data needed to calculate assessment metrics such as extent of occurrence (EOO). Spiders represent one such diverse group and have historically been assessed using primary literature with retrospective georeferencing. Here we demonstrate the differences in estimations of EOO and hypothetical IUCN Red List classifications for two extensive spider datasets comprising 479 species in total. The EOO were estimated and compared using literature-based assessments, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)-based assessments and combined data assessments. We found that although few changes to hypothetical IUCN Red List classifications occurred with the addition of GBIF data, some species (3.3%) which could previously not be classified could now be assessed with the addition of GBIF data. In addition, the hypothetical classification changed for others (1.5%). On the other hand, GBIF data alone did not provide enough data for 88.7% of species. These results demonstrate the potential of GBIF data to serve as an additional source of information for conservation assessments, complementing literature data, but not particularly useful on its own as it stands right now for spiders. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 10:00:00 +020
       
  • The northernmost record of a blood-sucking ectoparasite, Lipoptena
           fortisetosa Maa (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), in Estonia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47857
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47857
      Authors : Olavi Kurina, Heli Kirik, Heino Õunap, Erki Õunap : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:15:00 +020
       
  • Distribution of two rare taxa of caddisflies (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae,
           Polycentropodidae) from the Republic of Kosovo

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46466
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46466
      Authors : Halil Ibrahimi, Ruzhdi Kuçi, Astrit Bilalli, Milaim Musliu, Arben Gashi, Naman Sinani, Besnik Emërllahu : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:00:00 +020
       
  • Description of Dichelacera (Dichelacera) lamasi n. sp. (Diptera:
           Tabanidae), a new species from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e48283
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e48283
      Authors : Fernanda Penaforte, Augusto Henriques : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:00:00 +020
       
  • From marine park to future genomic observatory' Enhancing marine
           biodiversity assessments using a biocode approach

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46833
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46833
      Authors : Yin Cheong Aden Ip, Ywee Chieh Tay, Su Xuan Gan, Hui Ping Ang, Karenne Tun, Loke Ming Chou, Danwei Huang, Rudolf Meier : Few tropical marine sites have been thoroughly characterised for their animal species, even though they constitute the largest proportion of multicellular diversity. A number of focused biodiversity sampling programmes have amassed immense collections to address this shortfall, but obstacles remain due to the lack of identification tools and large proportion of undescribed species globally. These problems can be partially addressed with DNA barcodes (“biocodes”), which have the potential to facilitate the estimation of species diversity and identify animals to named species via barcode databases. Here, we present the first results of what is intended to be a sustained, systematic study of the marine fauna of Singapore’s first marine park, reporting more than 365 animal species, determined based on DNA barcodes and/or morphology represented by 931 specimens (367 zooplankton, 564 macrofauna including 36 fish). Due to the lack of morphological and molecular identification tools, only a small proportion could be identified to species solely based on either morphology (24.5%) or barcodes (24.6%). Estimation of species numbers for some taxa was difficult because of the lack of sufficiently clear barcoding gaps. The specimens were imaged and added to “Biodiversity of Singapore” (http://singapore.biodiversity.online), which now contains images for> 13,000 species occurring in the country. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:00:00 +020
       
  • An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Redang Islands, Malaysia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47537
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47537
      Authors : Jianguo Du, Kar-Hoe Loh, Wenjia Hu, Xinqing Zheng, Yang Amri Affendi, Jillian Lean Sim Ooi, Zhiyuan Ma, Mohammed Rizman-Idid, Albert Apollo Chan : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:30:00 +0200
       
  • Accelerating the knowledge of Peruvian Chalcididae (Insecta, 
           Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) with integrative taxonomy

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35907
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35907
      Authors : Bruno Cancian de Araujo, Marcelo Tavares, Thales Renan Brotto, Juliana Silva-Freitas, Max Estefani Santos, Pâmella Saguiah, Stefan Schmidt : We present the first regional inventory of the fauna of Chalcididae in the Peruvian Amazon, with a nearly 6-fold increase in the number of species recorded for the country. A total of 418 specimens of Chalcididae were collected between 2000 and 2017 at the Panguana Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, 400 of which were obtained using Malaise traps and the remaining 18 specimens by canopy fogging. The morphological analyses indicated that these specimens represent 183 species of Chalcididae in 10 different genera, with 173 new to Peru and 134 potentially new species. We submitted 268 specimens, representing 167 species, to DNA barcoding. Of these, 141 specimens yielded sequences, 136 of them with a minimum of 300 bp. Sixty specimens were assigned a BIN by the Barcode of Life Database System (BOLD), resulting in 50 BINs. A cluster analysis of 138 individuals that yielded DNA sequences longer than 100 bp revealed 118 MOTUs (molecular operative taxonomic units), all of them highly congruent with the morphological data. Prior to the present study, 37 species in 9 genera of Chalcididae were known from Peru. With our results, this number was increased to 210 species in 13 genera. The present study is the result of a joint effort between the SNSB - Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany (ZSM) and the Insect Biodiversity Laboratory of the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil (LaBI-UFES), intending to apply an accelerated taxonomic treatment of the Chalcididae of the Panguana reserve using traditional morphological approaches in combination with DNA barcoding. The complete molecular dataset and associated voucher information is publicly available through BOLD. The new species that were discovered as part of the study are being formally described elsewhere as part of taxonomic treatments of Neotropical and world generic revisions at LaBI-UFES. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 4 Dec 2019 14:49:40 +0200
       
  • Occurrence data of terrestrial vertebrates of Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang
           City, Vietnam

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39233
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39233
      Authors : Bang Tran, Duy Le, Huy Hoang, Duc Hoang : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +020
       
  • Ecological interactions in the Scratchpads virtual research environment

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47043
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47043
      Authors : Edward Baker, Steen Dupont, Vincent Smith : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:00:00 +020
       
  • Description and comparison of Philippine hornbill (Bucerotidae)
           vocalizations

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e31723
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e31723
      Authors : Shari Guerra, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Emmanuel Francisco Rafael : The role of vocalisation for the Philippine hornbills' ecology and speciation and their implication in understanding speciation is not well understood. We described and compared recorded calls of seven hornbill taxa in captivity namely Mindanao Wrinkled hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus leucocephalus), Rufous-headed hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni), Luzon Rufous hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax hydrocorax), Samar Rufous hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax semigaleatus), Mindanao Rufous hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax mindanensis), Mindanao Tarictic hornbill (Penelopides affinis), Samar Tarictic hornbill (Penelopides samarensis), Visayan Tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini) and Luzon Tarictic hornbill (Penelopides manillae), as well as comparison with the non-native Papuan hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus). Vocalisation analysis included call duration, minimum frequency, maximum frequency, bandwidth and peak frequency. For each species in the sample, the mean and standard deviation were used to calculate the Cohen’s d statistic by using an effect size calculator. Results showed that the effect size for minimum frequency was small for P. panini vs. P. samarensis and B. hydrocorax vs. B. h. mindanensis. However, bandwidth, duration, minimum frequency, maximum frequency and peak frequency have large effect sizes for the rest of the allopatric species pairs. Hornbills' conspicuous resonating calls are sufficiently quantifiable for bioacoustic analysis and may provide new insights for their taxonomic review. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:15:00 +020
       
  • First record of the land gastropod genus Otesiopsis from South Korea
           (Helicarionoidea Bourguignat, 1877)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46984
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46984
      Authors : Kazuki Kimura, Satoshi Chiba, Jae-Hong Pak : Otesiopsis Habe, 1946 is a land snail genus, which is known so far from Japan and Taiwan. Individuals of this genus were collected from Gageodo Island, South Korea. This is the first record of the genus Otesiopsis from this country. The individuals from Gageodo Island appear to be a new species because of their unique shell morphologies, while the details of their anatomy are still lacking. Further studies are encouraged to investigate the taxonomic and conservation status of the genus Otesiopsis in South Korea. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 17:00:00 +0200
       
  • Species conservation profiles of tarantula spiders (Araneae,
           Theraphosidae) listed on CITES

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39342
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39342
      Authors : Caroline Fukushima, Jorge Mendoza, Rick West, Stuart Longhorn, Emmanuel Rivera, Ernest Cooper, Yann Hénaut, Sergio Henriques, Pedro Cardoso : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0200
       
  • New records of megophryids (Amphibia: Anura: Megophryidae) from Son La
           Province, Vietnam

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39140
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39140
      Authors : Anh Pham, Cuong Pham, Lan Doan, Thomas Ziegler, Truong Nguyen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 13:00:00 +0200
       
  • Salix transect of Europe: additional leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) records
           and insights from chrysomelid DNA barcoding

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46663
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46663
      Authors : Roy Canty, Enrico Ruzzier, Quentin Cronk, Diana Percy : Occurrence patterns of chrysomelid beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), associated with willow (Salix spp.) at 42 sites across Europe, have previously been described. The sites form a transect from Greece (lat. 38.8 °N) to arctic Norway (lat. 69.7 °N). This paper reports additional records and the results of DNA sequencing in certain genera. Examination of further collections from the transect has added 13 species in the genera Aphthona, Chrysomela, Cryptocephalus, Epitrix, Galerucella (2 spp.), Gonioctena, Phyllotreta (2 spp.), Pachybrachis (3 spp.) and Syneta. We also report the sequencing of the DNA regions cytochrome oxidase 1 (CO1) and cytochrome B (cytB) for a number of samples in the genera Plagiodera, Chrysomela, Gonioctena, Phratora, Galerucella and Crepidodera. The cytB sequences are the first available for some of these taxa. The DNA barcoding largely confirmed previous identifications but allowed a small number of re-assignments between related species. Most notably, however, it was evident that the southernmost material (Greece and Bulgaria) of specimens, previously treated as Crepidodera aurata sens. lat., belonged to a distinctive molecular cluster. Morphological re-examination revealed these to be C. nigricoxis Allard, 1878. This is an example of how morphotaxonomy and DNA barcoding can work iteratively to refine identification. Our sequences for C. nigricoxis appear to be the first available for this taxon. Finally, there is little geographic structure evident, even in widely dispersed species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 12:40:00 +0200
       
  • A deafening silence: a lack of data and reproducibility in published
           bioacoustics research'

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36783
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36783
      Authors : Ed Baker, Sarah Vincent : A study of 100 papers from five journals that make use of bioacoustic recordings shows that only a minority (21%) deposit any of the recordings in a repository, supplementary materials section or a personal website. This lack of deposition hinders re-use of the raw data by other researchers, prevents the reproduction of a project's analyses and confirmation of its findings and impedes progress within the broader bioacoustics community. We make some recommendations for researchers interested in depositing their data. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +020
       
  • Floristic composition in ecotone forests in northern Brazilian Amazonia:
           preliminary data

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e47025
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47025
      Authors : Williamar Silva, Carlos Darwin Villacorta, Ricardo Perdiz, Hugo Farias, Andressa Oliveira, Arthur Citó, Lidiany Camila Carvalho, Reinaldo Barbosa : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:00:00 +020
       
  • New and known species of the genus Campylaimus Cobb, 1920 (Nematoda:
           Araeolaimida: Diplopeltidae) from North European marine habitats

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46545
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46545
      Authors : Oleksandr Holovachov : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:55:00 +020
       
  • First record of Trissolcus basalis (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) parasitizing
           Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in the United States

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39247
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39247
      Authors : Rammohan Balusu, Elijah Talamas, Ted Cottrell, Michael Toews, Brett Blaauw, Ashfaq Sial, David Buntin, Henry Fadamiro, Glynn Tillman : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:10:00 +020
       
  • The Cassidinae beetles of Longnan County (Jiangxi, China): overview and
           community composition

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39053
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39053
      Authors : Peng Liu, Chengqing Liao, Jiasheng Xu, Charles L. Staines, Xiaohua Dai : There are few reports on the community composition and diversity pattern of the Cassidinae species of China. Compared to the neighbouring provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Zhejiang, the Cassidinae richness in Jiangxi Province is under-reported. Longnan City, a biodiversity hotspot in Jiangxi Province, was chosen to obtain the first overview of the Cassidinae beetles. The sample coverage curves for the three sample sites reached an asymptote which indicated sampling was sufficient for data analysis. A total of eight tribes, 16 genera, 59 species and 1590 individuals of Cassidinae beetles were collected. Most belonged to the tribe Hispini (1121 individuals; 70.5%), followed by the tribe Cassidini (161 individuals; 10.13%) and the tribe Oncocephalini (159 individuals; 10.0%). The remainder (149 individuals) belonged to five tribes (Gonophorini, Basiprionotini, Callispini, Notosacanthini and Aspidimorphini). The tribes Notosacanthini, Aspidimorphini and Oncocephalini were newly recorded for Jiangxi Province. There were 14 families, 27 genera and 39 species of host plants of Cassidinae beetles in Longnan County. Cassidinae larvae mainly feed on the plant families Poaceae, Rosaceae, Lamiaceae and Rubiaceae. Most host-plant associations are new reords for the beetle species. This research, together with our planned future work in China, may help to explain the geographical distribution, diversity patterns and host plant associations of these beetles. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:13:00 +030
       
  • Biota from the coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores,
           Portugal): Part 4 – Vascular plants

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38687
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38687
      Authors : Rui Elias, Mariana Brito, César Pimentel, Elisabete Nogueira, Paulo Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:55:00 +030
       
  • Continental data on cave-dwelling spider communities across Europe
           (Arachnida: Araneae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38492
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38492
      Authors : Stefano Mammola, Pedro Cardoso, Dorottya Angyal, Gergely Balázs, Theo Blick, Hervé Brustel, Julian Carter, Srećko Ćurčić, Samuel Danflous, László Dányi, Sylvain Déjean, Christo Deltshev, Mert Elverici, Jon Fernández, Fulvio Gasparo, Marjan Komnenov, Christian Komposch, L’ubomír Kováč, Kadir Kunt, Andrej Mock, Oana Moldovan, Maria Naumova, Martina Pavlek, Carlos Prieto, Carles Ribera, Robert Rozwałka, Vlastimil Růžička, Robert Vargovitsh, Stefan Zaenker, Marco Isaia : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0300
       
  • Species conservation profiles of spiders (Araneae) endemic to mainland
           Portugal

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e39315
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e39315
      Authors : Vasco Branco, Sergio Henriques, Carla Rego, Pedro Cardoso : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 8 Oct 2019 08:40:00 +0300
       
  • The role of ant nests in European ground squirrel’s (Spermophilus
           citellus) post-reintroduction adaptation in two Bulgarian mountains

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38292
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38292
      Authors : Maria Kachamakova, Vera Antonova, Yordan Koshev : The European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) is a vulnerable species, whose populations are declining throughout its entire range in Central and South-Eastern Europe. To a great extent, its conservation depends on habitat restoration, maintenance and protection. In order to improve the conservation status of the species, reintroductions are increasingly applied. Therefore, researchers focus their attention on factors that facilitate these activities and contribute to their success. In addition to the well-known factors like grass height and exposition, others, related to the underground characteristics, are more difficult to evaluate. The presence of other digging species could help this evaluation. Here, we present two reintroduced ground squirrel colonies, where the vast majority of the burrows are located in the base of anthills, mainly of yellow meadow ant (Lasius flavus). This interspecies relationship offers numerous advantages for the ground squirrel and is mostly neutral for the ants. The benefits for the ground squirrel, including reduced energy demand for digging, as well as additional surveillance and hiding places available, could greatly enhance the post-reintroduction adaptation process. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 15:00:00 +0300
       
  • Description of a new Pselaphodes Westwood (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae:
           Pselaphinae) from Vietnam

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e46327
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e46327
      Authors : Rostislav Bekchiev, Zi-Wei Yin, Manh Quang Vu, My Ha Tra, Hanh Hoang Nguyen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:20:00 +0300
       
  • Macrofungi of Mata da Margaraça (Portugal), a relic from the Tertiary
           Age

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38177
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38177
      Authors : Bruno Natário, Rogério Louro, Celeste Santos-Silva : Mata Nacional da Margaraça represents a rare example where the Atlantic climate influences the perpetuity of a small enclave of a previously widespread laurel forest. The higher relative humidity values (> 80%), which are almost constant all year long and the mild temperatures, rarely exceeding 30°C, even in the dry season (June to September), create an insular-like effect. The biological communities of Margaraça exhibit a transitory character. The forest is dominated by Quercus robur and Castanea sativa, yet Quercus suber, although less frequent, can also be found. The laurel species, such as Viburnum tinus, Ilex aquifolium, Laurus nobilis and the Portuguese endemic Prunus lusitanica ssp. lusitanica, relics from the ancient Portuguese Tertiary, comprise the understorey. The present work represents, to the best of our knowledge, the first regional macrofungal species list of the Mata da Margaraça published to date. The recent fires that occurred in the area have provided the opportunity to study the post-fire communities. The surveys were carried out in 2004 and later in 2018-2019. A total of 271 species were registered as belonging to Basidiomycota (≈ 80%) and Ascomycota (≈ 20%). The most represented Basidiomycota families were Russulaceae, Mycenaceae and Agaricaceae and the most represented Ascomycota families were Pyronemataceae and Pezizaceae. The new records to Portugal add up to a total of 88 species and another 116 species are new records to the province of Beira Litoral. Post-fire fungi account for 17 of the total of 271 species registered in these studies and most of these species are new to Portugal. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:14:00 +0300
       
  • Geographic review on the specimens of the Caatinga Biome in the Jardim
           Botânico do Rio de Janeiro (RB) herbarium

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38248
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38248
      Authors : Ulises Magdalena, Luís Alexandre Silva, Felipe Oliveira, Rafael Lima, Ernani Bellon, Rafael Ribeiro, João Lanna, Maria Luiza Abieri, Gabriel Cardoso, Aline Amorim, Rafaela Forzza : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 17:12:58 +0300
       
  • Eleven years’ data of grassland management in Germany

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36387
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36387
      Authors : Juliane Vogt, Valentin Klaus, Steffen Both, Cornelia Fürstenau, Sonja Gockel, Martin Gossner, Johannes Heinze, Andreas Hemp, Nobert Hölzel, Kirsten Jung, Till Kleinebecker, Ralf Lauterbach, Katrin Lorenzen, Andreas Ostrowski, Niclas Otto, Daniel Prati, Swen Renner, Uta Schumacher, Sebastian Seibold, Nadja Simons, Iris Steitz, Miriam Teuscher, Jan Thiele, Sandra Weithmann, Konstans Wells, Kerstin Wiesner, Manfred Ayasse, Nico Blüthgen, Markus Fischer, Wolfgang Weisser : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 14:28:00 +030
       
  • Insect community in riparian zones of Sungai Sepetang, Sungai Rembau and
           Sungai Chukai of Peninsular Malaysia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35679
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35679
      Authors : Nur-Athirah Abdullah, Siti Nur Fatehah Radzi, Lailatul-Nadhirah Asri, Nor Shafikah Idris, Shahril Husin, Azman Sulaiman, Shamsul Khamis, Norela Sulaiman, Izfa Riza Hazmi : Riparian areas hold vast number of flora and fauna with exceptional contributions to the ecosystem. A study was conducted in Sungai Sepetang, Sungai Rembau and Sungai Chukai to identify the insect community in a riparian zone of Peninsular Malaysia. Sampling was conducted in six consecutive months from December 2017 to May 2018 during both day and night using sweep nets. Twenty sampling stations (S1-S20) had been assembled along the riverbanks with an average distance of 200 m between each station. The 17,530 collected insects were from 11 orders and consisted of Diptera, Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Neuroptera, Orthoptera, Blattodea, Thysanoptera, Mantodea and Odonata. The three most abundant orders were Diptera (33.84%; 5933 individuals), Coleoptera (28.82%; 5053 individuals) and Hemiptera (25.62%: 4491 individuals). The collected insect community consisted of different guilds such as the scavenger, predator, herbivore, pollinator and parasitoid. Sungai Sepetang and Sungai Rembau were dominated by mangrove flora, Sonneratia caseolaris (Myrtales: Lythraceae), while Sungai Chukai was dominated by Barringtonia racemosa. There was a significant difference (p < 0.05) in the composition of insects between the three rivers though clustering analysis showed that the insect communities in Sungai Sepetang and Sungai Rembau were 100% similar compared to Sungai Chukai which consisted of a totally different community. There is a significant negative correlation between abundance of insects with salinity and wind speed at Sungai Chukai and Sungai Sepetang. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:56:00 +030
       
  • Aquatic eDNA for monitoring French Guiana biodiversity

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37518
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37518
      Authors : Jérôme Murienne, Isabel Cantera, Axel Cerdan, Kévin Cilleros, Jean-Baptiste Decotte, Tony Dejean, Régis Vigouroux, Sébastien Brosse : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:15:00 +030
       
  • Exploring the taxonomic composition of two fungal communities on the
           Swedish west coast through metabarcoding

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35332
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35332
      Authors : Alice Retter, R. Henrik Nilsson, Sarah J. Bourlat : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 4 Sep 2019 17:00:00 +0300
       
  • New Syrphidae (Diptera) of North-eastern North America

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36673
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36673
      Authors : Jeffrey Skevington, Andrew Young, Michelle Locke, Kevin Moran : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 3 Sep 2019 16:55:00 +0300
       
  • Trees and shrubs of the tropical dry forest of the Magdalena river upper
           watershed (Colombia)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36191
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36191
      Authors : Luz Romero-Duque, Jesion Rosero-Toro, Mateo Fernández-Lucero, Andrea Simbaqueba-Gutierrez, Caterinne Pérez : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:37:46 +030
       
  • Initial sightings and derby data from the red lionfish invasion (Pterois
           volitans) (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) in Barbados

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38219
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38219
      Authors : Julian Walcott, Caroline Bissada, Hazel Oxenford : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:25:00 +030
       
  • First record of pigmentation disorder in the Fringe-lipped Bat Trachops
           

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38304
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38304
      Authors : Ianna Borloti, Vinícius Pimenta, Albert Ditchfield : Piebaldism is a genetic pigmentation disorder, which is caused by absence of melanocytes in parts of the skin and/or hair follicles, with eyes and claws normally pigmented. The occurrence of piebaldism in natural populations is rare and the effects on fitness are still unknown. This article reports the first case of pigmentation disorders in the Fringe-lipped Bat Trachops cirrhosus (Spix, 1823) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) caught in Barra do Triunfo, city of João Neiva, northeastern state of Espírito Santo, southeast Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:12:00 +030
       
  • First record of predation of Nyctinomops laticaudatus (É. Geoffroy, 1805)
           by Chrotopterus auritus (Peters, 1856) (Mammalia: Chiroptera)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38303
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38303
      Authors : Ianna Borloti, Vinícius Pimenta, Albert Ditchfield : The Wooly False Vampire Bat, Chrotopterus auritus (Peters, 1856) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae), feeds on small mammals, birds, lizards, frogs and occasionally large insects and fruits. In this paper we report an additional evidence of bat predation by C. auritus. A male of this species was captured with a partially eaten Broad-eared Free-tailed Bat, Nyctinomops laticaudatus (É. Geoffroy, 1805) (Chiroptera: Molossidae). This record was obtained during a research project conducted in the Biological Reserve of Sooretama, Southeastern Brazil. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:10:00 +030
       
  • Raphia vinifera (Arecaceae; Calamoideae): Misidentified for far too long

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37757
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37757
      Authors : Suzanne Mogue Kamga, Bonaventure Sonké, Thomas L.P. Couvreur : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +030
       
  • New records of Ticapimpla Gauld, 1991 (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae:
           Pimplinae) from Brazil and French Guiana, with taxonomic notes

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e38141
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e38141
      Authors : Diego Pádua, Ilari Sääksjärvi, Ricardo Monteiro, Marcio Oliveira : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:58:00 +030
       
  • Temporal turnover of the flora of lake islands: The island of Lake
           Pamvotis (Epirus, Greece)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37023
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37023
      Authors : Maria Sarika, Alexandros Papanikolaou, Artemios Yannitsaros, Theodoros Chitos, Maria Panitsa : Lake Pamvotis is one of the Balkan "ancient" lakes, a Quaternary refugium of great environmental importance and ecological value, that is under various anthropogenic pressures. It belongs to a Natura 2000 Special Area for Conservation and Special Protection Area. Almost in the middle of the lake, there is an inhabited island - one of the two lake islands in Greece – that also attracts touristic interest. Τhe main objectives of the present study are to provide a floristic inventory of the protected island, combining data of two different sampling periods, within a 25 year interval, in order to estimate temporal beta diversity and species turnover of the island’s plant diversity. The value of the absolute and relative turnover rates of the floristic diversity of the island studied are 4.24 and 1.72, respectively and are amongst the higher rates reported for plants. The absolute difference between extinct (E) and immigrant (l) taxa is to a great extent accounted, concerning life forms, by therophytes (1.86), hemicryptophytes (1.56) and geophytes (1.04) and, for habitats, by taxa preferring agricultural and ruderal forms (2.52). HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:10:00 +030
       
  • First record of a by-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella Linnaeus, 1758) in
           the Galápagos Archipelago - Ecuador

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35303
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35303
      Authors : Martín Carrera, José Trujillo, Margarita Brandt : We present the first official record of the by-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella) for Ecuador. Twelve individuals were found along different beaches of San Cristóbal and Santa Cruz Islands in Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador. These sightings may be influenced by El Niño Southern Oscillation events. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:09:00 +030
       
  • OLICH: A reference library of DNA barcodes for Nordic lichens

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36252
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36252
      Authors : Gunnhild Marthinsen, Siri Rui, Einar Timdal : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:00:00 +030
       
  • Insect and mite pests of pepino (Solanum muricatum Ait.) in Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36453
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36453
      Authors : Tadashi Ishikawa, Ken Takahata : To further increase the basic knowledge regarding the establishment of pest control for pepino (Solanum muricatum Ait.), we conducted surveys of pepino pests in Japan. Thirty-four insect and four mite species were recognized as pests of pepino plants in the present study. Including the results of previous studies, a total of 41 species of insects and mites have been reported as pests of pepino plants in Japan. Three species, namely onion thrips (Thrips tabaci), two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae), and cotton whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci), are likely the most important insect and mite pests of pepino plants, because they were collected from more than half of the study sites and were much more abundant on pepino plants than the other pest species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +030
       
  • DNA barcode library of megadiverse Austrian Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera) – a
           nearly perfect match of Linnean taxonomy

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37734
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37734
      Authors : Peter Huemer, Christian Wieser, Wolfgang Stark, Paul Hebert, Benjamin Wiesmair : The aim of the study was to establish a nationwide barcode library for the most diverse group of Austrian Lepidoptera, the Noctuoidea, with 5 families (Erebidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae) and around 690 species. Altogether, 3431 DNA barcode sequences from COI gene (cytochrome c oxidase 1) belonging to 671 species were gathered, with 3223 sequences >500 bp. The intraspecific divergence with a mean of only 0.17% is low in most species whereas interspecific distances to the Nearest Neighbour are significantly higher with an average of 4.95%. Diagnostic DNA barcodes were obtained for 658 species. Only 13 species (1.9% of the Austrian Noctuoidea) cannot be reliably identified from their DNA barcode (Setina aurita/Setina irrorella, Conisania leineri/Conisania poelli, Photedes captiuncula/Photedes minima, Euxoa obelisca/Euxoa vitta/Euxoa tritici, Mesapamaea secalella/Mesapamea secalis, Amphipoea fucosa/Amphipoea lucens). A similarly high identification performance was achieved by the Barcode Index (BIN) system. 671 species of Austrian Noctuoidea, representing 3202 records with BINs, are assigned to a total of 678 BINs. The vast majority of 649 species is placed into a single BIN, with only 13 species recognised as BIN-sharing (including the barcode sharing species above). Twenty-one species were assigned to more than one BIN and have to be checked for cryptic diversity in the future. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0300
       
  • Intertidal fishes of Mauritius with special reference to shallow tidepools

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36754
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36754
      Authors : Erik Arndt, Ronald Fricke : Intertidal fishes are found in large numbers and play an important role in their ecosystems, but knowledge of their ecology is still very limited in many tropical regions. Within this context, data from intertidal fishes in Mauritius were compiled from different sources and intertidal resident species were examined in Mauritian tidepools. A total of 292 fish species occurring in Mauritius were reported from intertidal habitats, of which 62 species represent permanent intertidal residents. The species number in the studied pools increased, not only with the proportion of stones and rock covering the pool bottom, but also with pool facilities, for example, the supply of boulders and a high coverage of macro-algae. All examined pools were dominated by two species, Bathygobius coalitus and Istiblennius edentulus. Their abundance increased with decreasing pool size, peaking in pools with a surface area between 1-2 m2 during the lowest level of ebb tide. This 'overcrowding effect' may be linked to the absence of predators in these very small pools. The comparison of present data with results of a survey made in the same area in 1995 suggested a decrease of resident species occurred during the last decades, probably linked to human influences, such as eutrophication and water pollution. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0300
       
  • Fauna of nocturnal moth species collected in a semi-natural grassland at
           Kanpu-zan in northern Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37968
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37968
      Authors : Masaru Kamikura, Yuzu Sakata : Semi-natural grasslands, which house species-rich ecosystems, have rapidly declined since the twentieth century due to land-use practices, such as agricultural intensification and abandonment. Owing to their diversity and known habitat associations, nocturnal moths are considered as one of the most suitable organisms to be studied for assessing the dynamics of species composition as a result of changes in landscape management of semi-natural grasslands. The present study provides the foremost description of nocturnal moth fauna of the semi-natural grassland at Kanpu-zan, northern Japan. Moth population data from 1987 were compared to the data collected in 2018 to evaluate the impact of decline in grasslands on species-richness. During the field sampling in 2018, a total of 226 nocturnal moth species were detected, which was nearly two-thirds of the number of species recorded in 1987, i.e. 396 species. The values obtained in 2018 were found to be nearly constant for different sites. For both periods, it was evident that moth fauna in Kanpu-zan mainly consisted of species that relied on woody plants. Amongst the species which were only recorded in 1987, 107 species were generalists that fed on plants that are commonly distributed in Kanpu-zan. No moth species were recorded that depended upon endangered or extinct plant food sources. Thus, it is unlikely that the decline in the number of moth species in Kanpu-zan was due to the loss in plant food sources. Our results suggest that environmental factors other than food plants may have caused decline and changes in nocturnal moth fauna. More studies on various organism fauna are needed for understanding the conservation of semi-natural grassland, considering that the loss of semi-natural grasslands is one of the major threats to biodiversity. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0300
       
  • Sampling event dataset on five-year observations of macrofungi fruit
           bodies in raised bogs, Western Siberia, Russia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35674
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35674
      Authors : Nina Filippova, Elena Lapshina : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:10:00 +030
       
  • Pseudasphondylia tominagai, a new gall midge species (Diptera:
           Cecidomyiidae) inducing flower bud galls on Eleutherococcus spinosus
           (Araliaceae) in Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e35673
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e35673
      Authors : Ayman Elsayed, Junichi Yukawa, Makoto Tokuda : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:46:14 +030
       
  • Integrating multiple sources of biodiversity information greatly expands
           the range of a rare species of Hymenoptera (Vanhorniidae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e37569
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e37569
      Authors : Joshua Hogan, Amber Bass, Y. Miles Zhang, Barbara Sharanowski : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +030
       
  • Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Rhabdotylus Lutz, 1913
           (Diptera: Tabanidae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36277
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36277
      Authors : Mauren Turcatel : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:15:00 +030
       
  • Biota of coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island,
           Azores): Part 2 - Bryophytes

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34621
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34621
      Authors : Rosalina Gabriel, César Pimentel, David Claro, Mariana Brito, Javier Díaz-Castillo, Cecília Sérgio, Manuela Sim-Sim, Paulo Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0300
       
  • Twenty-two new species in the genus Hyphantrophaga Townsend (Diptera:
           Tachinidae) from Area de Conservación Guanacaste, with a key to the
           species of Mesoamerica

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e29553
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e29553
      Authors : AJ Fleming, D. Monty Wood, M. Alex Smith, Tanya Dapkey, Winnie Hallwachs, Daniel Janzen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 17:00:54 +030
       
  • An archived taxonomic website: Millipedes of Australia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36385
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36385
      Authors : Robert Mesibov : The taxonomic parts of the privately maintained Millipedes of Australia website (2006-2019), now offline, have been archived in Zenodo and are no longer being updated. Core taxonomic information about the Australian millipede fauna is now available on MilliBase, a global taxonomic resource for millipedes. Most of the locality records for named, native Australian millipedes formerly available as downloads on the Millipedes of Australia website are now accessible through the Atlas of Living Australia and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:30:00 +030
       
  • Biodiversidata: An Open-Access Biodiversity Database for Uruguay

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36226
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36226
      Authors : Florencia Grattarola, Germán Botto, Inés da Rosa, Noelia Gobel, Enrique González, Javier González, Daniel Hernández, Gabriel Laufer, Raúl Maneyro, Juan Martínez-Lanfranco, Daniel Naya, Ana Rodales, Lucía Ziegler, Daniel Pincheira-Donoso : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +030
       
  • Checklist of terrestrial Parasitengona mites in Fennoscandia with new
           species- and distribution records (Acariformes: Prostigmata)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36094
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36094
      Authors : Jeanette Stålstedt, Joanna Łaydanowicz, Pekka Lehtinen, Johannes Bergsten, Joanna Mąkol : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +030
       
  • First record of Viminella sp. (Anthozoa: Alcyonacea: Ellisellidae) in the
           Persian Gulf

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33089
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33089
      Authors : Shemshad Shahbazi, Nasrin Sakhaei, Hossein Zolgharnein, Catherine McFadden : This paper presents the first record of Viminella Gray 1870 from the Persian Gulf. This genus has a global distribution and its largest distribution is in the Indo-Pacific region. A single specimen was collected by a local fisherman from south Hengam Island (the north Persian Gulf) from 60-70 m depth. Colony morphology characteristics were examined by stereomicroscope and optical microscope. Descriptions of the colony and other taxonomic characteristics are provided. The colony is unbranched with a height of 12 cm and its basal diameter is approximately 1.63 mm. The sclerites of the coenenchyme comprise a variety of symmetrical double heads and capstan-like forms (0.05-0.11 mm). In the wall of calyces, slightly elongated double heads, capstans and spindles (about 0.08-0.19 mm) are present. Our finding extends the known geographical distribution of this genus in the Indo-Pacific region to the Persian Gulf. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +030
       
  • New records of bats and terrestrial small mammals from the Seli River in
           Sierra Leone before the construction of a hydroelectric dam

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34754
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34754
      Authors : Natalie Weber, Ricarda Wistuba, Jonas Astrin, Jan Decher : Sierra Leone is situated at the western edge of the Upper Guinean Forests in West Africa, a recognised biodiversity hotspot which is increasingly threatened by habitat degradation and loss through anthropogenic impacts. The small mammal fauna of Sierra Leone is poorly documented, although bats and rodents account for the majority of mammalian diversity. Based on morphological, genetic and echolocation data, we recorded 30 bat (Chiroptera), three shrew (Soricomorpha) and eleven rodent (Rodentia) species at the Seli River in the north of the country in 2014 and 2016, during a baseline study for the Bumbuna Phase II hydroelectric project. In 2016, 15 bat species were additionally documented at the western fringe of the Loma Mountains, a recently established national park and biodiversity offset for the Bumbuna Phase I dam. Three bat species were recorded for the first time in Sierra Leone, raising the total number for the country to 61. Further, two bat species are threatened and endemic to the Upper Guinean Forest and several taxa of small mammals are poorly known or represent undescribed species. Overall, the habitats of the project area supported a species-rich small mammal fauna including species of global conservation concern. Suitable mitigation measures and/or offsets are necessary to maintain biodiversity and ecosystems in a region that is under high human pressure. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +030
       
  • Monogonot rotifers species of the island Cozumel, Quintana Roo,
           México

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34719
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34719
      Authors : Jovana Arroyo-Castro, Jesús Alvarado-Flores, Juan Carlos Uh-Moo, Coral Grisel Koh-Pasos : The current study adds 23 new records to the previously described monogonot rotifers of Cozumel, increasing the number of reported species to 40; these species are grouped into two orders, 11 families and 18 genera. Littoral and limnetic samples from 17 aquatic systems were examined, including wet dolines, coastal lagoons, temporary pools and artificial systems (reservoirs). Of the 36 species found, the following organisms represent new findings for Cozumel: Anuraeopsis fissa, Brachionus angularis, B. rubens, B. plicatilis sensu lato, Beuchampiella eudactylota, Euchlanis dilatata, Mytilina bisulcata, Colurella adriatica, Lepadella ovalis, L. rhomboides, Squatinella mutica, Lecane aculeata, L. climacois, L. crepida, L. cornuta, L. grandis, L. obtusa, L. pyriformis, Cephalodella forficula, Scaridium bostjani, Trichocerca pusilla, Polyarthra cf. dolichoptera, P. vulgaris, Dicranophorus epicharis and Testudinella patina. Additional information is reported for these species. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:30:00 +030
       
  • Biota from the coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores,
           Portugal): Part 3 – Birds

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34327
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34327
      Authors : Sofia Goulart, João Barreiros, Mariana Brito, Sónia Santos, César Pimentel, Elisabete Nogueira, Paulo Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 28 May 2019 09:47:19 +030
       
  • Dispersal history of the golden jackal (Canis aureus moreoticus Geoffroy,
           1835) in Europe and possible causes of its recent population explosion

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34825
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34825
      Authors : Nikolai Spassov, Ilya Acosta-Pankov : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 9 May 2019 13:48:15 +0300
       
  • First visual occurrence data for deep-sea cnidarians in the South-western
           Colombian Caribbean

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33091
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33091
      Authors : Luisa Dueñas, Cristina Cedeño-Posso, Alejandro Grajales, Santiago Herrera, Estefanía Rodriguez, Juan Sánchez, Jorge Leon, Vladimir Puentes : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 7 May 2019 09:05:18 +0300
       
  • Bird diversity along riverine areas in the Bhagirathi Valley, Uttarakhand,
           India

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e31588
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e31588
      Authors : Ankita Sinha, Hima Hariharan, Bhupendra Adhikari, Ramesh Krishnamurthy : Natural riverine areas mark ecotonal habitats harbouring a characteristically diverse faunal assemblage, especially birds that also use these habitats as pathways crucial for their movement. Increasingly, riverine systems are subjected to large-scale habitat alterations due to climatic fluctuations and anthropogenic changes. Therefore, it is important to understand broad-scale community patterns for conservation planning and prioritisation for these ecotone habitats. The Bhagirathi river is one of the major headwaters of the river Ganges; despite its rich and diverse fauna, little is known about the bird species that inhabit this montane region. This study presents an extensive list of 281 bird species from 59 families, their seasonal distribution and habitat associations as recorded from field surveys along the riverine areas between April 2013 and May 2018. The present communication simultaneously discusses a few noteworthy sightings for the region and provides a baseline for future research on the distribution of birds in the Western Himalaya. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:48:34 +030
       
  • New data on David's myotis, Myotis davidii (Peters, 1869) (Mammalia,
           Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae), in Siberia and the Urals

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34211
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34211
      Authors : Alexander Zhigalin : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:30:00 +030
       
  • Species conservation profiles of cave-dwelling arthropods from Azores,
           Portugal

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32530
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32530
      Authors : Paulo Borges, Lucas Lamelas-Lopez, Isabel Amorim, Anja Danielczak, Mário Boieiro, Carla Rego, Sophie Wallon, Rui Nunes, Pedro Cardoso, Axel Hochkirch : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:00:00 +030
       
  • A new white-spotted Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from western
           North America

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34310
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34310
      Authors : Brian Brown, Maria Wong, Emily Hartop : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:01:57 +030
       
  • Dataset from the Snakes (Serpentes, Reptiles) collection of the Museu
           Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Pará, Brazil

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34013
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34013
      Authors : Ana Lúcia da Costa Prudente, Lorran Ramos, Timóteo Silva, João Sarmento, Angelo Dourado, Fernanda Silva, Paula Almeida, Cleverson Santos, Marcos Sousa : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:33:50 +030
       
  • New altitudinal record for white-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari (Link,
           1795) in Ecuador, with notes about activity patterns and herd size

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33275
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33275
      Authors : Javier Torres, María Mercedes Gavilánez : White-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) represent a key element of trophic networks in tropical rainforest ecosystems by playing the dual role of consumer and prey. Despite their importance, pressures on their populations have increased during the last few decades due to hunting and deforestation across its distributional range. These pressures may have led the remaining populations to move into new territories and to change their migratory and gregarious behaviour. In this study, we used photographic records from camera traps to collect data on biogeography of white-lipped peccaries in order to answer some questions about the demography, distribution and population size of the species in Ecuador’s western Amazonia. We present new altitudinal records for the species (2,000 metres above sea level), along with some notes on herd size and activity patterns. This information is valuable for obtaining a better understanding of the species distribution and population status in order to achieve better conservation plans. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:59:17 +030
       
  • Standardised inventories of spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Macaronesia I:
           The native forests of the Azores (Pico and Terceira islands)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32625
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32625
      Authors : Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Pedro Cardoso, Luís Carlos Crespo, Rosalina Gabriel, Fernando Pereira, Rui Carvalho, Carla Rego, Rui Nunes, Maria Ferreira, Isabel Amorim, François Rigal, Paulo A. V. Borges : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +030
       
  • The Myriapoda of Halimun-Salak National Park (Java, Indonesia): overview
           and faunal composition

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32218
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32218
      Authors : Michael Hilgert, Nesrine Akkari, Cahyo Rahmadi, Thomas Wesener : The myriapod fauna of the mega-diverse country of Indonesia is so far insufficiently known, with no species lists or determination keys. In order to obtain an overview of the faunal composition of the Myriapoda in an Indonesian forest system, the fauna of the Halimun-Salak National Park in western Java was explored during the dry season (September–October 2015) in the framework of the German-Indonesian INDOBIOSYS project (Indonesian Biodiversity Discovery and Information System). A total of 980 Myriapoda specimens were collected by hand by 3–4 researchers from three different sites in the national park, from which 796 specimens were determined to a higher taxonomic level (class, order, family) and 617 specimens were determined to morphospecies. Among these, 27 were Symphyla (4%) (excluded from further analyses), 226 Chilopoda (28%) and 543 Diplopoda (68%). The Scolopendromorpha (64% of all identified centipedes) and Polydesmida (69% of all identified Diplopoda) were the most represented orders in our samples. Twenty-four morphospecies of Chilopoda were determined: one each of Scutigeromorpha and Lithobiomorpha, six Scolopendromorpha and sixteen Geophilomorpha. Nine orders of diplopods were present, with a total of 47 morphospecies: one each of Polyxenida, Glomeridesmida and Chordeumatida, two each of Glomerida, Spirobolida and Siphonophorida, seven of Sphaerotheriida, ten of Spirostreptida and 21 of Polydesmida. Two species curves were obtained to have a first idea about the myriapod diversity in the Halimun-Salak National Park and to compare the three individual collecting sites. Our results depict the Scolopendromorpha as the most common centipedes in Javanese rainforests and the Geophilomorpha as the most species-rich order. In contrast, the Polydesmida were the most dominant millipede group with 167 specimens and with 13 morphospecies the family Paradoxosomatidae was the most diverse. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:46:06 +030
       
  • A new species of Trismegistomya Reinhard (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Area
           de Conservación Guanacaste in northwestern Costa Rica

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e29130
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e29130
      Authors : AJ Fleming, D. Monty Wood, M. Alex Smith, Tanya Dapkey, Winnie Hallwachs, Daniel Janzen : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:44:16 +030
       
  • The first record of Cucullia umbratica (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Japan

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34197
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34197
      Authors : Soichiro Noguchi, Takahiro Ochiai : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:51:51 +030
       
  • A database of threat statuses and life-history traits of Red List species
           in Flanders (northern Belgium)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e34089
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e34089
      Authors : Dirk Maes, Dimitri Brosens, Filiep T’jollyn, Peter Desmet, Frederic Piesschaert, Stijn Van Hoey, Tim Adriaens, Wouter Dekoninck, Koen Devos, Koen Lock, Thierry Onkelinx, Jo Packet, Jeroen Speybroeck, Arno Thomaes, Koen Van Den Berge, Wouter Van Landuyt, Hugo Verreycken : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 5 Apr 2019 11:01:21 +0300
       
  • Globally distributed occurrences utilised in 200 spider species
           conservation profiles (Arachnida, Araneae)

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33264
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33264
      Authors : Pedro Cardoso, Vaughn Shirey, Sini Seppälä, Sergio Henriques, Michael Draney, Stefan Foord, Alastair Gibbons, Luz Gomez, Sarah Kariko, Jagoba Malumbres-Olarte, Marc Milne, Cor Vink : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 12:41:04 +0300
       
  • First record of Xestochironomus Sublette and Wirth, 1972 (Chironomidae:
           Chironominae) in the Mexican Nearctic with notes on their habitat

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32124
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32124
      Authors : Orestes Bello-González, Perla Alonso-EguíaLis, Norman Mercado-Silva : We report the first record of Xestochironomus Sublette and Wirth, 1972 for the Mexican Nearctic. Larvae of Xestochironomus are known from the Neotropics and Nearctic regions. We report them for the Sonora river, NW Mexico, 300 km SW from the closest previous record in the U.S. Habitat data are provided and discussed. Our finding provides supporting evidence for the continuous presence of the genus throughout the Americas, including desert systems. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 9:49:49 +0300
       
  • Moss occurrences in Yugyd Va National Park, Subpolar and Northern Urals,
           European North-East Russia

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32307
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32307
      Authors : Galina Zheleznova, Tatyana Shubina, Svetlana Degteva, Ivan Chadin, Mikhail Rubtsov : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 8:54:51 +0300
       
  • Tracheophyte of Xiao Hinggan Ling in China: an updated checklist

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32306
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32306
      Authors : Hongfeng Wang, Xueyun Dong, Yi Liu, Keping Ma : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:15:00 +020
       
  • Using Malaise traps for collecting Lepidoptera (Insecta), with notes on
           the preparation of Macrolepidoptera from ethanol

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e32192
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e32192
      Authors : Olga Schmidt, Stefan Schmidt, Christoph Häuser, Axel Hausmann, Lien Van Vu : The present paper deals with the potential of employing Malaise traps for collecting butterflies and moths for morphological analysis and presents a protocol for preparing Macrolepidoptera from Malaise trap samples that were preserved in ethanol. About 80 specimens of Lepidoptera, including Nymphalidae, Geometridae, Hesperiidae, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae and Tortricidae, were mounted, following the protocol. All specimens with robust wings and contrasting wing patterns were well suited for the study of external morphology, regardless of the family. The specimens used in this study were collected in highland forest areas of central Vietnam with a little known entomofauna, as part of the German-Vietnamese biodiversity project 'VIETBIO'. The study offers new methodological approaches in an attempt to make the most of the material that was obtained using Malaise traps. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 14:45:13 +020
       
  • Developing a vocabulary and ontology for modeling insect natural history
           data: example data, use cases, and competency questions

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33303
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33303
      Authors : Brian Stucky, James Balhoff, Narayani Barve, Vijay Barve, Laura Brenskelle, Matthew Brush, Gregory Dahlem, James Gilbert, Akito Kawahara, Oliver Keller, Andrea Lucky, Peter Mayhew, David Plotkin, Katja Seltmann, Elijah Talamas, Gaurav Vaidya, Ramona Walls, Matt Yoder, Guanyang Zhang, Rob Guralnick : Insects are possibly the most taxonomically and ecologically diverse class of multicellular organisms on Earth. Consequently, they provide nearly unlimited opportunities to develop and test ecological and evolutionary hypotheses. Currently, however, large-scale studies of insect ecology, behavior, and trait evolution are impeded by the difficulty in obtaining and analyzing data derived from natural history observations of insects. These data are typically highly heterogeneous and widely scattered among many sources, which makes developing robust information systems to aggregate and disseminate them a significant challenge. As a step towards this goal, we report initial results of a new effort to develop a standardized vocabulary and ontology for insect natural history data. In particular, we describe a new database of representative insect natural history data derived from multiple sources (but focused on data from specimens in biological collections), an analysis of the abstract conceptual areas required for a comprehensive ontology of insect natural history data, and a database of use cases and competency questions to guide the development of data systems for insect natural history data. We also discuss data modeling and technology-related challenges that must be overcome to implement robust integration of insect natural history data. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 9:35:02 +0200
       
  • Connecting data and expertise: a new alliance for biodiversity knowledge

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33679
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33679
      Authors : Donald Hobern, Brigitte Baptiste, Kyle Copas, Robert Guralnick, Andrea Hahn, Edwin van Huis, Eun-Shik Kim, Melodie McGeoch, Isayvani Naicker, Laetitia Navarro, Daniel Noesgaard, Michelle Price, Andrew Rodrigues, Dmitry Schigel, Carolyn A. Sheffield, John Wieczorek : There has been major progress over the last two decades in digitising historical knowledge of biodiversity and in making biodiversity data freely and openly accessible. Interlocking efforts bring together international partnerships and networks, national, regional and institutional projects and investments and countless individual contributors, spanning diverse biological and environmental research domains, government agencies and non-governmental organisations, citizen science and commercial enterprise. However, current efforts remain inefficient and inadequate to address the global need for accurate data on the world's species and on changing patterns and trends in biodiversity. Significant challenges include imbalances in regional engagement in biodiversity informatics activity, uneven progress in data mobilisation and sharing, the lack of stable persistent identifiers for data records, redundant and incompatible processes for cleaning and interpreting data and the absence of functional mechanisms for knowledgeable experts to curate and improve data. Recognising the need for greater alignment between efforts at all scales, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) convened the second Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC2) in July 2018 to propose a coordination mechanism for developing shared roadmaps for biodiversity informatics. GBIC2 attendees reached consensus on the need for a global alliance for biodiversity knowledge, learning from examples such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and the open software communities under the Apache Software Foundation. These initiatives provide models for multiple stakeholders with decentralised funding and independent governance to combine resources and develop sustainable solutions that address common needs. This paper summarises the GBIC2 discussions and presents a set of 23 complementary ambitions to be addressed by the global community in the context of the proposed alliance. The authors call on all who are responsible for describing and monitoring natural systems, all who depend on biodiversity data for research, policy or sustainable environmental management and all who are involved in developing biodiversity informatics solutions to register interest at https://biodiversityinformatics.org/ and to participate in the next steps to establishing a collaborative alliance. The supplementary materials include brochures in a number of languages (English, Arabic, Spanish, Basque, French, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese). These summarise the need for an alliance for biodiversity knowledge and call for collaboration in its establishment. HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 14:58:29 +0200
       
  • Stream benthic macroinvertebrates abundances over a 6-year monitoring
           period of an Italian glacier-fed stream

    • Abstract: Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33576
      DOI : 10.3897/BDJ.7.e33576
      Authors : Alberto Scotti, Ulrike Tappeiner, Roberta Bottarin : HTML XML PDF
      PubDate: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:01:44 +0200
       
 
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