TilapiaMap

Latest version published by TilapiaMap on Dec 6, 2019 TilapiaMap

East Africa is the major hotspot for diversity of native Oreochromis, the genus that dominated the $5b+ global tilapia farming industry. These unique populations may contain genes for disease resistance, environmental tolerances valuable for improvement of farmed tilapia strains. However, they are threatened by invasive strains stocked from fish farms which often outcompete native tilapia strains or genetically swap them through hybridization. Recent surveys have indicated that non-native often invasive species are now present in many water bodies, but assessing or ameliorating the threat has been hampered by lack of species identification capacity and difficulty in archiving and accessing distribution. Therefore, it is the aim of this project to identify remaining populations of native tilapias in Kenya and Tanzania, map distribution of introduced and invasive species. This will be done using TilapiaMap (http://tilapiamap.bangor.ac.uk), a cost effective smartphone app developed by Geosho (www.geosho.com) for Bangor University and the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (www.tafiri.go.tz). Data collected from the project will be made available in open access global repositories and it is envisaged that these data will inform policy on zonation of strains used in aquaculture and on importation of non-native species, ultimately helping to preserve the genetic diversity of East Africa’s native tilapia.

Data Records

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 656 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    656
  • Multimedia 
    817

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is TilapiaMap. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 18d357a9-ffd9-4ab4-b453-9945817954bc.  TilapiaMap publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by National Biodiversity Network.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Emma Green
Research Project Support Officer
TilapiaMap Bangor University, School of Biological Sciences (Memorial Building), Deniol Road Bangor LL57 2UW Gwynedd GB +44 1248 38 2855
http://www.tilapiamap.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Emma Green
Research Project Support Officer
TilapiaMap Bangor University, School of Biological Sciences (Memorial Building), Deniol Road Bangor LL57 2UW Gwynedd GB +44 1248 38 2855
http://www.tilapiamap.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Emma Green
Research Project Support Officer
TilapiaMap Bangor University, School of Biological Sciences (Memorial Building), Deniol Road Bangor LL57 2UW Gwynedd GB +44 1248 38 2855
http://www.tilapiamap.org/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
http://www.vertnet.org
Point Of Contact
George Turner
Professor of Zoology
TilapiaMap +44 1248 38 2349

Geographic Coverage

Kenya, Tanzania

Bounding Coordinates South West [-11.953, 29.268], North East [5.135, 41.924]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family  Cichlidae

Project Data

No Description available

Title Mapping for Conservation of Native Tilapia Resources in East Africa (TilapiaMap)
Funding This project is funded by JRS Biodiversity Foundation (http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grants/bangor-2017/). The mission of the foundation is to enhance knowledge and promote the understanding of biological diversity for the benefit and sustainability of life on earth. More information about the organisation may be found here (http://jrsbiodiversity.org/)

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Emma Green

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 18d357a9-ffd9-4ab4-b453-9945817954bc
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=tilmap