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.
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.
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
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 - 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
|SurveyId||Title||Data Capture Period||Species||Records|
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|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|
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