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A checklist of invertebrates of Ewaso Narok swamp in the semi-arid Laikipia County, Kenya

Latest version published by National Museums of Kenya on Oct 18, 2017 National Museums of Kenya

A first checklist of invertebrates of Ewaso narok swamp in the semi-arid, Laikipia County, Kenya. They were sampled using pitfall trapping and sweep netting. The swamp is highly impacted by land use transformation to agricultural activities as opposed to the traditional pastoral use. The invertebrates were identified to species level where possible, other distinct species were treated as morphospecies. The checklist has species and morphospecies from across 19 Orders and forms a baseline for future monitoring.

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 411 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.

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Museums of Kenya. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a52d7d3c-e4d0-4c27-865b-7135fe1e7b28.  National Museums of Kenya publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Kenya.

Keywords

A checklist of invertebrates of Ewaso Narok swamp in the semi-arid Laikipia County; Kenya; Invertebrates; Ewaso narok; Swamp; Semi-arid Land; Derivedfromoccurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jane Macharia
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Helida Oyieke
Principal Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Mathias Becker
Professor
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation Karlrobert-Kreiten-Str. 13, 53115 Bonn DE
Bodo Möseler
Scientist
Institute of Vegetation Karlrobert-Kreitenstr.13, 53115 Bonn DE
Charles Warui
Dean
Murang’a University of Science and Technology, School of Pure and Applied Sciences P.O Box 75 10200 Murang'a Murang'a KE
Miguel Alvarez
Scientist
INRES - Institute for Crop Science and Resource Conservation Karlrobert-Kreiten-Str. 13, D-53115 Bonn DE

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jane Macharia
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who filled in the metadata:

Jane Macharia
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke
Esther Mwangi
Research Scientist
National Museums of Kenya Box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Who else was associated with the resource:

Processor
Lawrence Monda
ICT Manager
National Museums of Kenya box 40658 00100 Nairobi Nairobi KE
http://www.museums.or.ke

Geographic Coverage

Ewaso Narok swamp, located near Rumuruti town (0°17’ N 36°34’E, 1,840 m a.s.l.), West Laikipia district, in the semi-arid Laikipia

Bounding Coordinates South West [0.658, 36.499], North East [0.882, 36.744]

Taxonomic Coverage

All the invertebrates species sampled were identified to family or species where possible, while distinct species were presented as morphospecies.

Order  Hymenoptera,  Hemiptera,  Coleoptera,  Lepidoptera,  Diptera,  Orthoptera,  Araneae,  Collembola,  Thysanoptera,  Blattodea,  Dermaptera,  Neuroptera,  Odonata,  Mantodea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-06-01 / 2016-11-01

Project Data

This work was supported by GlobE Wetlands in East Africa; Biodiversity component –Inventory of Invertebrates in Ewaso narok swamp.

Title GlobE Wetlands in East Africa- Reconciling future food production with environmental protection
Funding German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Study Area Description The sampling was done in Ewaso narok swamp, located near Rumuruti town (0°17’ N 36°34’E, 1,840 m a.s.l.), West Laikipia district, in the semi-arid Laikipia County. The sampling was done in the wet and dry season.
Design Description The invertebrates were sampled using pitfall trapping and sweep netting. Relevant invertebrates’ identification keys and reference specimens in the zoological collection of National Museums of Kenya were used in the species identification. Species and morphospecies data captured in excel spreadsheets. Data aligned to the Darwin core standards before publishing on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) through the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) at National Museums of Kenya.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Jane Mwihaki

Collection Data

Collection Name Invertebrates
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a52d7d3c-e4d0-4c27-865b-7135fe1e7b28
http://ipt.museums.or.ke/ipt/resource?r=nmk_enswamp_inv_i