This database presents the largest dataset of Chilean wild bees (Apoidea) with 36,010 records from 167 species, comprising over 40 years of data. This collection is held by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, being the largest in the country. Prof. Haroldo Toro started this collection and prof. Luisa Ruz continued his legacy. A first effort to digitize this information was made in 2008 through the IABIN project that gathered pollinator datasets from Latin America, but when the funding was over, the database became offline. Now, in the frame of the SURPASS2 project, we recovered the PUCV wild bee collection, updated the taxonomy, estimated geographic coordinates for most of the records, and standardized it to DarwinCore to make it freely available through GBIF. This endeavor aims to open this natural legacy to everyone and encourage more research in this field.
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 36,010 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Lopez-Aliste M, Fonturbel F (2021): Wild bees of Chile - The PUCV collection. v1.5. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Dataset/Occurrence. http://gbif-chile.mma.gob.cl/ipt/resource?r=bees&v=1.5
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3bccb697-4ccc-4d46-848a-79cb06946e5c. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Chile.
Occurrence; bee; wild bee; Apoidea; PUCV; Chile; Specimen; Occurrence
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This database covers Continental Chile.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-56.849, -74.883], North East [-17.644, -65.742]|
|Start Date / End Date||1917-01-01 / 2010-12-31|
SURPASS2 is an international partnership between Argentina, Brazil, Chile and the UK, working on pollinators and pollination services in South America. Our objectives are to develop knowledge, build capacity and define tangible actions for conservation and sustainable use of pollinators. SURPASS2 will deliver evidence for the creation of resilient pollination services for sustainable economic growth, positive agricultural and environmental outcomes for improved human health and wellbeing. Through our research activities, we are providing crucial knowledge to food producers, policy-makers, land managers and the public who need better evidence based tools to support decision making for sustainable outcomes. We aim to offer improvements to the future cultural and social recognition of the vital roles that pollinators, and those that work with them, play in sustaining crop production and ecosystem functioning.
|Title||Safeguarding pollination services in a changing world: theory into practice (SURPASS2)|
|Funding||NERC (UK) and ANID (Chile)|
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Insect samples collected throughout Chile, dried and pinned at the Zoology collection.
|Study Extent||This database contains the specimens recorded in the Apoidea section of the Zoology collection held at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. This collection is the result of >40 years of work, initiated by Prof. Haroldo Toro and continued by Prof. Luisa Ruz. This collection is priceless, as it represents the most extensive natural history and taxonomic record of this group in Chile.|
|Quality Control||Taxonomy updated with Taxon Match.|
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- Database curation and check for taxonomy and accuracy.
|Collection Name||Colección de abejas de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried, Pinned|
The processing and updating of this database was funded by the SURPASS2 project: https://bee-surpass.org
|Purpose||The purpose of this dataset is to digitize the natural legacy of six major scientific collections in Chile, making it available to anyone that wants to use this information for research or informative purposes.|
|Maintenance Description||No regular maintenance planned.|