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Waarnemingen.be - Hemiptera occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
Citation
Lock K, Chérot F, Libeer R, Claerebout S, Aukema B, Verhoeyen K, Uitterhaegen B, Gielen K, Vanreusel W, Herremans M, Desmet P, Swinnen K, all Hemiptera observers (2021): Waarnemingen.be - Hemiptera occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium. v1.5. Natuurpunt. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/dkd0sg

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Availability: CC0 To the extent possible under law, the person who associated CC0 with this dataset has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this dataset.

Description
Waarnemingen.be - Hemiptera occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by Natuurpunt. The dataset contains over 59,000 Hemiptera occurrences of 789 naturally occurring species (native, vagrant or migrant species), recorded by volunteers (citizen scientists), mainly since 2008. The occurrences are derived from the database http://www.waarnemingen.be, hosted at the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt in collaboration with Stichting Natuurinformatie. more

Generalized and/or withheld information: location information is generalized to 5 x 5 km² Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid cells. Observer name, exact XY-coordinates, toponyms, and photographs are not included in the published dataset, but are known in the source database.
To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.natuurpunt.be/normen-voor-datagebruik) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/dkd0sg) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to provide more information or know how you have used the data, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or natuurdata@natuurpunt.be.
The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.
Geographic coverage: Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. These regions are situated in the north of Belgium and cover an area of 13,522 km² and 162 km² respectively (13,684 km² in total or 45% of the Belgian territory). Flanders is largely covered by agricultural land and urban areas while the Brussels Capital Region is mainly urban. All occurrence data are generalized to grid cells of 5 x 5 km² of the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system, with the grid codes indicated in the field verbatimCoordinates. The WGS84 centroids of these grid cells are calculated in decimalLatitude/Longitude with a coordinateUncertaintyInMeters of 3,536 meters using Wieczorek et al. (2004).
Taxonomic coverage: The datasets contains 789 naturally occurring Hemiptera species (as well as a number of multispecies) recorded in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. This includes species that are native, vagrant or migrant.
Sampling methods: The observations (species, date, location, observer) were recorded by volunteers (citizen scientists) at http://www.waarnemingen.be. The dataset also includes historical records and datasets imported in waarnemingen.be. The majority of the data are presence-only data (absence data are not included in this dataset).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Terrestrial, Volunteers, Belgium, Brussel Hoofdstad (Arrondissement), Belgium: Flanders, Hemiptera

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Brussel Hoofdstad (Arrondissement) [Marine Regions]
Belgium: Flanders

Temporal coverage
2 May 1967 - 31 December 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Hemiptera [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Natuurpunt, moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2018-12-03
Information last updated: 2021-07-14
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