Additionally to what has been done for the insect order Trichoptera (see DAET project), the BioFresh DAEP initiative collects as many (adult) Plecoptera occurrence data from Europe as possible. As there is not too much known about the distribution patterns of stoneflies in Europe this is an important step for using this highly sensitive organism group in various assessments and to generally raise the awareness of these insects. As for the Trichoptera we also aim for an IUCN red list of threatened species, if we can compile enough information. If you want to contribute please read the details below.
How to contribute to the Plecoptera data collection
We have compiled a template for contributing data (see downloads below), which contains a Plecoptera species list and additional parameters that we need for the DAEP, for example coordinates, altitude, stage or information on who collected and identified the species. There are two tables available in the template, one only containing basic data (i.e. what we need in any case) and a second one with extended data.
Whenever possible we would like to encourage the filling the extended version as this information will be needed for the red list assessment. The information needed is classified into two categories: mandatory (red) and optional (blue). Help on how to fill the template is provided within the template itself. Please read the information letter (including terms and conditions) and the data provider agreement carefully before you submit data. If you want to part o fit, please contact:
Information letter (pdf)
Data provider agreement (pdf)
Template for data collection including a species list (xls, zipped)
DAEP species list (xls, zipped)
Current state of the DAEP work
Up to now 16 experts and institutions submitted 85.913 records of Plecoptera with 60.145 records of adult Plecoptera related to 616 species and 40 subspecies from all over Europe for the DAEP project.
We are very grateful for this great support!