Dataset Details - General Biodiversity Records from Ireland
The records in this dataset are general records of different taxonomic groups submitted to the National Biodiversity Data Centre. This provides a temporary facility to store and make available data submitted to the Centre, until such time as subsets of the data can be added to a recognised national database.
28/06/2011
03/03/2018
To provide a facility for recorders to contribute to the knowledge of the distribution of species in Ireland and to make their records more freely avaiable.
Data collected by different survey methods, but principally by direct field observation.
The island of Ireland
Primarily for capturing new records from 2010 onwards, though it also contains some older records.
The bulk of the records contained in this dataset are from either professional recorders or highly competent recorders working in a voluntary capacity. Not all of the data has been validated.
Ongoing
N/A
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, General Biodiversity Records from Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 25 September 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/7>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
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Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
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Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Dr. Liam Lysaght
Beechfield House, Carriganore, WIT West Campus, Waterford
+ 353 51 306240
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 8170
Month 5
Month Range 1
1974
2017
Record Statistics

8176

1278

1796

8

Resolution No. records
100m 5566
1km 2419
2km 0
10km 190
50km 0
Surveys
SurveyId Title Data Capture Period Species Records
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Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Abundance Measure of abundance of the organism recorded
Common name The common name of the taxon
County Name of administrative county within which the record was made
Determiner name The name of the person(s) who verified the identification - used for verify records of difficult taxa
Grid reference comment An explantory note on the grid reference associated with each record
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
Life stage Indication of the life stage of the organism recorded
Record comment A comment associated with any individual record
Sampling method Description of the sampling method employed to make the record
Sex The sex of the organism if known
Site description A general description of the site, not necessarly based on formal habitat description
Source Original source of data
Specimen comment A comment associated with the specimen
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)
Type of sighting A description of the type of sighting made
Vice-county The name of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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