The main mission of NLBIF is to make Dutch biodiversity databases publicly available through the infrastructure of GBIF. NLBIF and partners have succeeded in mobilizing 11.757.778 records from both observational and collection databases. The collection databases include fossils, preserved specimens as well as living specimens.
The following Dutch databases are currently available through the
GBIF data portal as well as the NLBIF portal:
|Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD)||8,538,050|
|European Invertebrate Survey: Orthoptera||68,849|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Benthos monitoring of the North Sea||29,686|
|Field Study Group of the Dutch Mammal Society: Mammal Survey Estonia 2007||1,030|
|Natural History Museum Rotterdam||148,081|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Lepidoptera||80,364|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Passerines||60,488|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae (Palearctic)||57,698|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Aves||41,706|
|CBS Fungi Biodiversity Centre||34,761|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Decapoda||32,791|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: marine Invertebrata||32,293|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Mammalia||25,999|
|Centre for Genetic Resources: Plantaardige Genetische Bronnen||21,738|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Porifera||21,599|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Mollusca from the Netherlands||21,495|
|European Invertebrate Survey: Orthoptera||17,025|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Amphibia/Reptilia||14,442|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Mollusca - Conidae||12,230|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Hymenoptera: Bombidae types||11,534|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Mollusca, Pectinoidea||11,097|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Diptera, Tipulidae (Netherlands)||9,193|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Diptera, Tipulidae (Palearctic)||8,320|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Coelenterata||8,004|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Platyhelminthes||7,708|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Cichlidae||7,325|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Indo-Pacific Plio-Pleistocene fossils||5,817|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Coleoptera types from the Orient||5,791|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Diptera||5,168|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Mollusca types||4,525|
|Nijmegen Natural History Museum: Herbarium||4,177|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Invasive Insecta||3,290|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: fossil sponges and corals of Indonesia||3,239|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Bryozoa||2,992|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Coelenterata||2,808|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: fossil Cenozoic Mollusca of Java||2,635|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Aves types||1,929|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Pisces types||1,838|
|Naturalis National Natural History Museum: Acari types||1,635|
|Zoological Museum Amsterdam: Protozoa||89|
|Taxonomic revision of the spider family Penestomidae (Araneae, Entelegynae): Specimen data||25|
NLBIF facilitated the online publication of a significant number of species banks, originally designed and composed by ETI BioInformatics and published on CD.
At present, the World Biodiversity Database offers 20 species banks in all. These information systems offer descriptions, images, audio and video, literature references, and information on nomenclature, taxonomic classification, and geographical distribution. The WBD's species banks also include species identification tools, glossaries, and general introductions to the taxonomic groups.
Apart from the regular work on datasets for GBIF, NLBIF has developed new data systems for the Dutch GBIF community as well as for specific data projects.
A DarwinCore-Archive export functionality on TurboVeg.
NLBIF has supported the development of a pro-GBIF export functionality on TurboVeg, one of the most used database management systems for the storage, selection, and export of vegetation data.
NLBIF supported the technical improvement and DarwinCore compatibility of the collection registration software CB3, developed by the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam and in use by many regional Natural History Museums in the Netherlands. Contact the NLBIF coordinator for more information on this project.
The unique collection of extinct birds at Naturalis, the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, the Netherlands, is available online, featuring 3D images of unique specimens such as the Tahiti-Sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera and Sharpe's Rail Gallirallus sharpei.
3D images of 151 type specimens in the bird collection of the former Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. The site also lists the 453 threatened and extinct species in the collection.
Digital identification keys of Borneo's 54 Macaranga and 21 Mallotus species, plants that serve as indicators for forest disturbance in South East Asia. Including interactive indicator method to quantify forest disturbance.
This site provides a vegetative key to the families of climber species in central Guyana, South America, particularly the Mabura Hill area, as well as detailed species descriptions. Prepared by the Utrecht branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands in the framework of the Tropenbos-Guyana programme.
Biodiversity & Global Change
A GIS portal on one of the NWO "Biodiversity & Global Change" projects, visualizing the results of benthos monitoring of the North Sea. The site had to be abandoned because of the shut down of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam, home of the principal investigators.
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland - Online Collections
The specimen database of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) contained over 300,000 collections (ca. 5% of the entire collection), including many type specimens. The online database showed many digital images for the type specimens, part of the historical collections and wood samples. The collections from Amsterdam and Utrecht have moved to Leiden in 2010 and are now, together with the collection still in Wageningen, part of The Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity (NCB-Naturalis). The collection data are currently only online in GBIF, see section on databases linked to GBIF.
Zoological Museum Amsterdam - Specimen Database
The Zoological Museum of Amsterdam curated more than 13 million animal specimens with special strengths in the South East Asian and South American/Caribbean fauna, as well as in the marine fauna. The Specimen database is no longer online as the museum shut down and the collection moved to the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity (NCB-Naturalis) in Leiden. Most of the collections are still online in GBIF, see section on databases linked to GBIF.