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The results are in for the Fall 2014 School Malaise Trap Program and they are truly remarkable! This Fall marked the first nationwide offering of the program, with students from across Canada exploring the biodiversity in their schoolyards and discovering how we can use DNA barcoding to inventory life on our planet. In all, 2,479 students from 92 classrooms, 59 schools, 46 cities, and 6 provinces and territories participated in the program. The 59 Malaise traps, shown in the map below, collected specimens from September 22 to October 3.
The 59 traps on average collected 1,034 specimens for the collecting period. Our staff sorted 61,052 specimens and 13,846 of these primarily insect specimens were barcoded. The DNA barcodes allowed us to determine that 3,402 species were collected over the two week period of the program, more than twice as many as any of our previous School Malaise Trap Programs! We are excited to report that 324 of these species were brand new to our DNA barcode library, representing a significant contribution to the International Barcode of Life project.
Download the results:
- Table of results from all 59 traps, including population and weather data (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 Fall 2014 School Malaise Trap Program Report (PDF)
- Rapport de Programme Scolaire de Trappe Malaise – Automne 2014 (PDF)
- List of all 3,402 species collected in the Fall 2014 School Malaise Trap Program (PDF)
- Image library of all species collected (9 MB PDF)
If you wish to receive an individual school’s report, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org