Dataset Details - Aras an Uachtaráin Biodiveristy Audit 2019-2020
Surveys of Áras an Uachtaráin to record and classify habitat types and plant, animal and fungi species occurance.
The project was commissioned by the Office of Public Works at the request of President Michael D. Higgins to inventory the habitats and biodiversity of Áras an Uachtaráin, and to make recommendations for future management actions to ensure protection and enhancement of biodiversity on site.
Various methods - walking transects, vegetation sweeping, tree beating, pit fall traps, pan traps, baited fly traps, litter sifting, heath traps, trail cameras, static and hand held bat detectors, pond dipping and grappling, small mammal trapping, footprint tunnels, mink rafts, winter and breeding bird surveys (transects, point and vantage counts) etc.
130 acre site located within the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, D08E1W3
2019 and 2020 (plus some historical records)
High - all surveys have been carried out by experienced botanists, zoologists and mycologists based at the School of Natural Science, Trinity College Dublin. Where additional expertise was required, ID confirmations were sought from recognised national experts e.g. moth IDs confirmed by Micheal O'Donnell of MothsIreland, and beetles by Ken Bond.
The dataset is complete, although follow up monitoring surveys have been recommended. A subset of the dataset (one record per species) will be published in the official report for the Office of Public Works and The President.
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Trinity College, Aras an Uachtaráin Biodiveristy Audit 2019-2020, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 14 May 2021, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/304>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Habitat code (Fossitt, 2000)||The code assigned to the habitat described in A Guide to Habitats in Ireland (Fossitt 2000)|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|Record Comment||A comment associated with any individual record|
|Site description||A general description of the site, not necessarly based on formal habitat description|
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