Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Zackenberg - Mammals - Lemming nest abundance

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Zackenberg - Mammals - Lemming nest abundance
  • Description: Annual data on lemming winter nest numbers, including signs of predation and breeding, within the designated lemming census area. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Mammals:Mammals 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/WJQB-X013 -
  • Location/site: Lemming census area - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1996-01-01 - 2022-08-26

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 Date Date Date of census Nest ID Number Number Running nest ID Easting M Number Position UTM East Northing M Number Position UTM North Nest type Text Text New or old nest Nest size Text Text Size category of the nest Nest place Text Text The position of the nest Breeding Text Text Signs of breeding Predation Text Text Signs of predation Area2007 Text Text Nest located inside or outside the 2007 reduced census area Area1996 Text Text Nest located inside or outside the original 1996 reduced census area Field_remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer General_remarks Text Text General remarks