The Vermont Center for Ecostudies in cooperation with US Fish and Wildlife Service surveyed the wild bee communities of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge beginning in the fall of 2020. The goal of this USFWS funded project was to create baseline knowledge of the wild bees within the refuge and provide management recommendations where appropriate.
The data in this sampling event 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 151 records.
1 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.
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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Hardy S, Sharp N, Sefchick J, Veit M (2023): Native Bee Inventory of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. v1.9. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=mnwr&v=1.9
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 0a4996f4-f2ec-471e-ad46-43e04df1f0d4. Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Vermont, USA
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [44.908, -73.231], North East [45.017, -73.08]|
|Start Date / End Date||2020-08-13 / 2022-12-01|
|Title||Vermont Atlas of Life|
|Study Area Description||https://val.vtecostudies.org/|
The personnel involved in the project:
Sampling consisted of a mix of bee bowls, netting, and field identifications. Not all bees seen were collected. Collections were focused on specious groups that aren't field identifiable.
|Study Extent||From August of 2020 through 2021, specimens were collected on 30 different days with additional surveys planned for 2022. All records are from within Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge or adjacent wetlands|
|Quality Control||All specimens were ID'd by Spencer Hardy or Michael Veit. Field IDs were only included if confidently identified.|
Method step description: