A global database for the distributions of crop wild relatives

Latest version published by Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) on Jul 25, 2018 Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)

This dataset originally held 5 647 442 total records, where 34% of the records corresponded to germplasm accessions and 66% to herbarium samples. A total of 3 231 286 records had cross-checked coordinates (see Figure 2). 322 735 records were newly georeferenced using The Google Geocoding API and 15 713 new records were obtained after digitizing the information contained in herbaria specimens. Data was gathered from more than 100 data providers, including GBIF (a comprehensive list of institutions and individuals is available here: http://www.cwrdiversity.org/data-sources/ ).

The geographic coverage of the dataset includes 96% of the world countries and also includes records of cultivated plants (1/3 of the dataset). Records of the crop wild relatives of 80 crop gene pools can be queried and visualized in this interactive map: http://www.cwrdiversity.org/distribution-map/

This dataset was assembled as part of the project ‘Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Collecting, Protecting and Preparing Crop Wild Relatives’, which is supported by the Government of Norway. The project is managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Millennium Seed Bank of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and implemented in partnership with national and international genebanks and plant breeding institutes around the world. For further information, please refer to the project website: http://www.cwrdiversity.org/

For publication to GBIF, all records originally gathered from GBIF have been removed to avoid data duplication.

Citation: Crop Wild Relatives Occurrence data consortia ([year]). A global database for the distributions of crop wild relatives. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/jyrthk accessed via GBIF.org on [date].

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,403,810 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Crop Wild Relatives Occurrence data consortia (2018). A global database for the distributions of crop wild relatives. Version 1.9. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/jyrthk

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 07044577-bd82-4089-9f3a-f4a9d2170b2e.  Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Colombian Biodiversity Information System.

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Crop Wild Relatives Occurrence data consortia
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) CO
http://www.cwrdiversity.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Nora Patricia Castañeda-Alvarez
Researcher
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) CO
http://www.cwrdiversity.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

GBIF Norway

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Christian Svindseth
GBIF Norway Helpdesk
http://www.gbif.no
Content Provider
Nora Patricia Castañeda-Alvarez
Researcher
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) CO
http://www.cwrdiversity.org/
Content Provider
Humberto Sotelo
Researcher
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) CO
http://www.cwrdiversity.org/
Content Provider
Colin Khoury
Researcher
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) CO
http://www.cwrdiversity.org/
Editor
Dag Endresen

Geographic Coverage

This dataset contains information of crop wild relatives from the whole world except Antarctica.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Crop wild relatives

Kingdom  Plantae

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 07044577-bd82-4089-9f3a-f4a9d2170b2e
https://data.gbif.no/ipt/resource?r=cwr