Fall 2016

It’s finally time to share the results for the Fall 2016 School Malaise Trap Program. Let’s begin with some general summary statistics. This fall’s program involved 62 schools in 57 cities, 86 classrooms,  2,708 students and 5 comparison sites. The trap that your classroom deployed was one of 67 traps that were running from September 19- September 30, 2016. The map below shows all of these collection sites, with comparison sites marked in blue and schools marked in red.

The 67 traps on average collected 783 specimens for the collecting period. Our staff sorted 52,447 specimens and selected 12,029 to be barcoded. Our final dataset was made up of 10,478 barcodes (not all worked and short barcodes were discarded). These barcodes allowed us to determine that an impressive number of 3,301 species were collected over the two week period of the program, 209 of which were brand new to our DNA barcode library.

View the Results:

Fall 2016 Report | Species List | Image LibrarySite Report | Site Rankings

Participating Schools 62
Participating Classrooms 86
Participating Students 2,708
Comparison Sites 5
Total Organisms 52,447
DNA Barcodes 10,478
Unique Species 3,301
New to BOLD 209

If you wish to view an individual school’s report, please click here.

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