Fall 2015

It’s finally time to share the results for the Fall 2015 School Malaise Trap Program. Let’s begin with some general summary statistics. This fall’s program involved 54 schools in 53 cities, 81 classrooms,  2,357 students and 10 comparison sites. The trap that your classroom deployed was one of 64 traps that were running from September 21 – October 2, 2015. The map below shows all of these collection sites, with comparison sites marked in blue and schools marked in red.

The 64 traps on average collected 750 specimens for the collecting period. Our staff sorted 47,711 specimens and selected 16,798 to be barcoded. Our final dataset was made up of 15,034 barcodes (not all worked and short barcodes were discarded). These barcodes allowed us to determine that an impressive number of 3,515 species were collected over the two week period of the program, 247 of which were brand new to our DNA barcode library.

View the Results:

Fall 2015 Report | Species List | Image Library | Site Report | Site Rankings

Fall 2015 Program Outcomes
Participating Schools 54
Participating Classrooms 81
Participating Students 2,357
Comparison Sites 10
Total Organisms 47,711
DNA Barcodes 15,034
Unique Species 3,515
New to BOLD 247

Additional resources:

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

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