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 - 2019

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 Date Number Number Year of investigation Species Text Text Scientific species name TerritoryID Text Text 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 yyyy Date Year of investigation Controller Text Text Name of controller, responsible for data validation and summarizing.