GIASIP GBIF

Latest version published on Mar 10, 2017
This resource has not been registered with GBIF

This dataset is an integrated view of reported national-level occurrence and of recorded introduction pathways for invasive alien species (IAS). It combines data on these aspects from datasets shared by partner organisations in the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIP, http://giasipartnership.myspecies.info/). The contributing datasets, as of April 2016, are supplied by CAB International (Invasive Species Compendium, ISC, www.cabi.org/isc) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Invasive Species Specialist Group (Global Invasive Species Database, GISD, http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/).

These datasets have been published under Creative Commons licences to promote wide usage, and have been formatted using standard data structures for IAS distribution (http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/issg-distribution.xml) and IAS pathways (http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/extension/issg-pathway.xml).

The data have been processed and integrated by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, http://www.gbif.org/) to create the current integrated dataset. The integration process has included the following steps: - Standardisation of taxonomy for all data, using GBIF taxonomic data services, and linking of all records with GBIF species records - Merging of distribution data from all contributing datasets into a single table with links back to original source datasets - Merging of pathway data from all contributing datasets into a single table with links back to original source datasets - Addition of national distribution records for all included species based on recorded occurrence in GBIF data since 1970

Since these data are standardised for species, country (ISO country code), establishment means/status (http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/vocabulary/issg/status.xml), invasiveness (http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/vocabulary/issg/invasiveness.xml) and introduction pathway (http://rs.gbif.org/sandbox/vocabulary/issg/pathway.xml), they offer an efficient way for researchers to gain rapid access to a broadly-based set of evidence for distribution and pathways for IAS.

The current version of this dataset is offered for evaluation and test. It should particularly be noted that the assignment of pathway identifiers for CABI ISC records is a preliminary mapping from CABI terminology and awaits the formal adoption by CABI of the ISSG pathway vocabulary. Errors in interpretation of this field within the current dataset are the responsibility of GBIF rather than CABI.

The Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership welcomes contributions of complementary data following the same structure from other groups working with IAS. Please contact helpdesk@gbif.org for further information.

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 3,059 records. 3 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)
    3059
  • Distribution 
    110647
  • VernacularName 
    9273
  • Pathways 
    6348

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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,059 records in English (854 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Checklist; invasive; gbif

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Markus Döring

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Markus Döring

Who filled in the metadata:

Markus Döring

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1970-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://giasip.gbif.org/resource?r=giasip-gbif