Spring 2014

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 and secondary schools in red and comparison sites in blue. 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!

View the Results:

Spring 2014 Report | Species List | Image Library | Site Report | Site Rankings

Spring 2014 Program Outcomes
Participating Schools 54
Participating Classrooms 93
Participating Students 2,258
Comparison Sites 4
Total Organisms 27,965
DNA Barcodes 12,502
Unique Species 704
New to BOLD 20

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

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