This dataset is an aggregation of historic occurrence records collected by many contributors. It is maintained by the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). It was originally assembled in 1994, by Dr Antony Robinson, who is an Australian researcher who was working for the Volunteer Services Abroad with MNRE for a year. The development and compilation was completed with funds from the CBD Biodiversity Clearing House ** Thank you to GBIF and the BID programme for their support in mobilizing this dataset ** Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union
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 7,539 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Robinson A (2018): Samoa Biodiversity Database. v1.1. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=samoa_biodiversity_database&v=1.1
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ed7d4c25-b00a-4b7f-b84b-1f5286bfba8f. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-15.12, -173.452], North East [-12.383, -170.859]|
|Start Date / End Date||1926-01-01 / 1994-04-23|
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|Title||Regional and national alien and invasive species data mobilization and capacity building in the Pacific|
|Funding||Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union|
|Study Area Description||Samoa|
The personnel involved in the project:
The following researchers contributed to the aggregated dataset: A. Robinson A. Opie B. Blockstein D. Butler C. Shuster Child DuPont G. Grant Gill J. Seebeck Laavasa M. Parsons Muse and Muse Ollier et al P. Whittington PAM Park et al Patu R. Hay Reed T. Lovegrove Whist and Pears A. Whistler