Dataset Details - LIVE - Iveragh Wildlife Records
Records of the Iveragh Peninsula's wildlife gathered by research assistants employed with the LIVE Project as they carried out fieldwork for various projects on the Peninsula.
Knowledge Gatherers were spending long periods of time carrying out fieldwork in Iveragh, while working on projects related to the region's biodiversity (primarily on reptiles, birds and cetaceans). A collaborative 'ArcGIS Collector Map' was set up, such that Knowledge Gatherers could make full use of their time in the field by recording the various types of wildlife that can be found in Iveragh, the time of year they can be seen, and where exactly they occur. These records have been used to produce articles and educational resources on Iveragh's wildlife, and to inform public events run by the LIVE Project.
A collaborative 'ArcGIS Collector Map' was set up, such that research assistants (hereafter 'Knowledge Gatherers') could passively collect records of wildlife they encountered while conducting fieldwork on more specific projects. Knowledge Gatherers logged their sightings in this map by (a) using 'ArcGIS Collector' for Mobile when in the field, or (b) using ArcGIS Online having returned to the desk. This map was used to log the species, date, time and XY Coordinates, of each sighting. Brief notes on the behaviour and habitat occupied were also recorded for many records.
The coastal communities of the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry are the focus of the LIVE Project. These coastal regions of the peninsula were the focus of the team's fieldwork, although some records will also come from more inland areas of Iveragh.
The LIVE Project will run from 2020-2023.
All wildlife records gathered in the following dataset were recorded by a number of working professionals in the field of wildlife biology. Each contributor to this dataset is capable of identifying some portion of the wildlife present in Iveragh. Where a contributor was uncertain of a record (due to a lack of expertise or only catching a brief glimpse of an animal, for example), it was omitted from the dataset. A small number of records, however, have been retained where the species recorded was unclear (highlighted in orange). This is often when it is a toss-up between two species (e.g. common snipe versus jack snipe, or grey seal versus harbour seal). In these cases, contirbutors to the dataset wish to give the NBDC the opportunity to decide what should be done with each record (omit the records entirely, or retain the records at a higher classification).
Resources created from this dataset can be found on the project website: www.ecomuseumlive.eu
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
LIVE Project, LIVE - Iveragh Wildlife Records, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 03 June 2023, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/344>
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).
East End, Portmagee, Co. Kerry, V23 E803
Records per year
Species per year
|SurveyId||Title||Data Capture Period||Species||Records|
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|Abundance||A measure of abundance of the organism recorded|
|Behaviour||A description of the type of behaviour observed|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|Record Comment||A comment associated with any individual record|
|Sex||The sex of the organism if known|
|Survey name||Survey name Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey (including collections of casual observations and other loose assemblages of data)|
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