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Inventory of the terrestrial and freshwater fauna of the Svalbard archipelago

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12 February 2024
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Description

This is an inventory created by searching species names from almost 800 scientific publications from 1869 until 2023. This inventory was then assessed by taxon experts and synonyms or obvious errors removed. The inventory forms the data for the redescription of the Svalbard terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate fauna appearing in Coulson et al. in prep. Arctic Science.

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 1,102 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Taxon (core)
1102
Reference 
5338
Distribution 
1101

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Coulson S J, Bartlett J, Boström S, Brittain J, Christoffersen K S, Convey P, de Smet W, Dózsa-Farkas K, Ekrem T, Fjellberg A, Füreder L, Gillespie M A, Gustafsson D, Gwiazdowicz D J, Kaczmarek Ł, Kolicka M, Laniecki R, Moerman T M, Seniczak S, Seniczak A, Simon J, Stur E, Søli G, Wieczorek K, Zawierucha K, Zmudczynska-Skarbek K (2024). Inventory of the terrestrial and freshwater fauna of the Svalbard archipelago. Version 1.3. The University Centre in Svalbard. Checklist dataset. https://www.gbif.org/dataset/443d4938-8d5a-4e2e-a5b8-53fd139bb1d6

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 443d4938-8d5a-4e2e-a5b8-53fd139bb1d6.  The University Centre in Svalbard publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.

Keywords

Checklist; Inventory; Arctic; Svalbard; Invertebrate; Insects; Mites; Collembola; Inventoryregional

Contacts

Stephen James Coulson
  • Metadata Provider
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  • Point Of Contact
Professor
The University Centre in Svalbard
pb156
9171 Longyearbyen
Svalbard
NO
+4790118973
Jesamine Bartlett
  • Originator
Professor
Equinor
Sven Boström
  • Author
  • Originator
Professor
Swedish Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 50007
SE-104 05 Stockholm
SE
John Brittain
  • Author
  • Originator
Professor
University in Oslo
Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology
0318 Oslo
NO
Kirsten S. Christoffersen
  • Author
  • Originator
Professor
University of Copenhagen
Freshwater Biological Laboratory & Polar Science Center
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DK
Peter Convey
  • Author
  • Originator
Researcher
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross
CB3 OET Cambridge
GB
Willem de Smet
  • Author
  • Originator
Professor
University of Antwerp
Department of Biology, ECOSPHERE, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken
B-2610 Antwerp
BE
Klára Dózsa-Farkas
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Professor
Biological Institute of the Eötvös
Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology
H-1117 Budapest
HU
Torbjørn Ekrem
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Professor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Natural History, NTNU University Museum
NO-7491 Trondheim
NO
Arne Fjellberg
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Professor
Consultant
Mageroveien 168
NO-3145 Tjøme
NO
Leo Füreder
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Professor
University of Innsbruck
Faculty for Biology, Technikerstraße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck
AT
Mark A.K. Gillespie
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Professor
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Department of Science & Engineering, PB 133
NO-6851 Sogndal
NO
Daniel Gustafsson
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Professor
Guangdong Academy of Sciences,
Guangdong Key Laboratory of Animal Conservation and Resource Utilization, Guangdong Public Library of Wild Animal Conservation and Utilization, Institute of Zoology
510260 Guangzhou
Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz
  • Author
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Professor
Poznan University of Life Sciences
Department of Forest Entomology and Pathology, Wojska Polskiego 71,
PL-60-625 Poznan
PL
Łukasz Kaczmarek
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Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University
Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6
PL-61-614 Poznan
PL
Małgorzata Kolicka
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Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University
Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6,
PL-61-614 Poznan
PL
Ronald Laniecki
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Professor
Poznan University of Life Sciences
Department of Forest Entomology and Pathology, Wojska Polskiego 71,
PL-60-625 Poznan
Tirza M. Moerman
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Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management,
NO-1432 Ås
NO
Stanislaw Seniczak
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Kazimierz Wielki University
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kazimierz Wielki University, Ossolińskich 12
PL-85-092 Bydgoszcz
PL
Anna Seniczak
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Professor
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology. Department of Agricultural Sciences Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
NO-2418 Elverum
NO
Jean-Christophe Simon
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Professor
Université de Rennes
UMR IGEPP, INRAE, Institut Agro, Université de Rennes
Rennes
FR
Elisabeth Stur
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Professor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Natural History, NTNU University Museum, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
NO-7491 Trondheim
NO
Geir Søli
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Professor
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1172 Blindern,
NO-0318 Oslo
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Karina Wieczorek
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Professor
University of Silesia
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences
PL-40-007 Katowice
PL
Krzysztof Zawierucha
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Professor
Adam Mickiewicz University
Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6,
PL-61-614 Poznan
PL
Katarzyna Zmudczynska-Skarbek
  • Author
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Professor
University of Gdansk
Department of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology, University of Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 59
Gdansk
PL
Stephen Coulson
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Professor
The University Centre in Svalbard
pb156
9171 Longyearbyen
Svalbard
NO
+4790118973

Geographic Coverage

The inventory applies to the land and freshwaters within the Svalbard Box, 10 to 35 degrees East and 74 to 81 degrees North

Bounding Coordinates South West [74, 10], North East [81, 35]

Taxonomic Coverage

This inventory covers all terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates of the land areas within the Svalbard Box

Phylum Rotifera (wheel animals), Gastrotricha (hairybellies), Nematoda (roundworms), Acanthoceophala (thorny-headed worms), Platyhelminthes (flatworms), Annelida (segmented worms), Tardigrada (water bears), Chelicerata, Mandibulata, Crustacea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1869-01-01 / 2023-12-31

Project Data

The project arose from a Special Collection invitation to Arctic Science associated with the 30 Year Jubilee of the University Centre in Svalbard. This paper will appear in Arctic Science.

Title Evaluation of the terrestrial and invertebrate fauna of the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard
Funding Internal
Study Area Description The land area with the bounding coordinates of the Svalbard Box.

Sampling Methods

Names extracted from publications describing this fauna from Svalbard.

Study Extent Evaluation of the resident invertebrate community of the terrestrial and freshwater habitats of Svalbard.
Quality Control Names of each species group checked by one or more specialists in that particular group.

Method step description:

  1. Names collated in a Excel sheet and ordered by taxonomies. These names then assessed and corrected by specialist taxonomists and errors / synonyms removed.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 443d4938-8d5a-4e2e-a5b8-53fd139bb1d6
https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=invert_svalbard