Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Zackenberg - Birds - Breeding bird abundance

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Zackenberg - Birds - Breeding bird abundance
  • Description: Data on breeding birds territories as a result of annual breeding birds census. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Birds:Birds BioBasis Zackenberg:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.
  • DOI: 10.17897/1Z6Z-FQ32 -
  • Location/site: Bird census area - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1996 - 2023

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

The dataset is a product of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program (GEM): It is free and open data, licensed with terms of use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license: When downloading you will automatically get a terms of use document, describing how to cite the data and other important information.

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Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description Species Text Text Scientific species name TerritoryID Number Number Territory ID Easting M Number Position UTM 27X East Northing M Number Position UTM 27X North Status Text Text Status of the next; N = territory on the basis of nest location, B = territory on the basis of brood location, T = (territory on the basis of territorial behaviour), ? = territory on the basis of presence of possible territorial bird(S) Remarks Text Text Remarks Year Number Number Year of investigation