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Alterra arthropod research data

Project type: 
Data project

Alterra is a research institute that conducts research on Dutch biodiversity from different angles.

As an academic research institute, Alterra emphasises the importance of sharing data. Alterra is currently supplying data from the National Vegetation Database (LVD), the biggest Dutch dataset within GBIF. Besides vegetation data other types of data are ready to be shared with the rest of the world. Alterra has been conducting research on various insect and (micro) arthropod populations in the Netherlands for several decades, often within the framework of specific ecological projects. These data are accessible through GBIF on a thematical basis, either per project or project cluster.

Alterra uses its own GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT), which was installed with NLBIF's support. The data sets contain a total of more than 150.000 insect / arthropod records, where possible provided with detailed metadata.