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It’s finally time to share the results for the Spring 2014 School Malaise Trap Program. Let’s begin with some general summary statistics. This spring’s program involved 54 schools in 41 cities, 93 classrooms, and 2,258 students. The trap that your classroom deployed was one of 58 traps that were running from April 22 to May 5. The map below shows all of these collection sites, with elementary schools in blue, secondary schools in red, and comparison sites in green. Download the KML file here to see more details in Google Earth.
The 58 traps on average collected 482 specimens for the collecting period. Our staff sorted 27,965 specimens and selected 12,968 to be barcoded. Our final dataset was made up of 12,502 barcodes (not all worked and short barcodes were discarded). These barcodes allowed us to determine that an impressive number of 704 species were collected over the two week period of the program, 20 of which were brand new to our DNA barcode library. What an important contribution all the classrooms made to the International Barcode of Life project!
Download the results:
- Table of results from all 58 traps, including both schools and comparison sites (XLSX)
- Complete report on the ‘winners’ of the following categories: # of specimens caught, # of species caught, # of new species added to BOLD, and # of species unique to trap (XLSX)
- Detailed Spring 2014 School Malaise Trap Program Report (PDF)
- Rapport de Programme Scolaire de Trappe Malaise – Printemps 2014 (PDF)
- List of all 704 species collected in the Spring 2014 School Malaise Trap Program (PDF)
- Image library of all species collected (2 MB PDF)
If you wish to receive an individual school’s report, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org