Publication
Title
Waarnemingen.be - Non-native plant and animal occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
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Abstract
Citizen scientists make important contributions to the collection of occurrence data of non-native species. We present two datasets comprising more than 520,000 records of 1,771 non-native species from Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region in Belgium, Western Europe, collected through the website http://www.waamemingen.be hosted by Stichting Natuurinformatie and managed by the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt. Most records were collected by citizen scientists, mainly since 2008. Waarnemingen.be aims at recording all species, native and non-native, and it is shown here that this kind of biodiversity portals are also particularly well suited to collect large amounts of data on non-native species. Both datasets presented here are also discoverable through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Language
English
Source (journal)
BioInvasions Record
Publication
2018
ISSN
2242-1300
Volume/pages
7 :3 (2018) , p. 335-342
ISI
000451023700017
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 10.12.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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