From 2012-2014, with help from 53 citizen scientists, we conducted surveys to determine the status of bumble bees throughout Vermont. We amassed 10,368 bumble bee records comprised of 12 species from all 14 Vermont counties.
The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,102 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
McFarland K, Hardy S, Zahendra S, Richardson L (2020): Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas 2012 - 2014. v1.3. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.vtecostudies.org/ipt-2.3.5/resource?r=bumblebeeatlas1213&v=1.3
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Test Organization #1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 705271a5-5e3b-4c79-9a63-d5d4d3f63474. Test Organization #1 publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Secretariat.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [42.707, -73.499], North East [45.066, -71.499]|
No Description available
|Start Date / End Date||2012-01-01 / 2014-01-01|
|Title||Vermont Atlas of Life|
|Study Area Description||Vermont, USA|
The personnel involved in the project:
|Quality Control||Final determinations by Leif Richardson.|
Method step description:
|Collection Name||Zadock Thompson Zoological Collections|
|Specimen preservation methods||Pinned|
- Richardson, L. L., K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, and S. Hardy. 2018. Bumble bee (Bombus) distribution and diversity in Vermont, USA: a century of change. Journal of Insect Conservation 23: 45–62. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-018-0113-5
- McFarland, K.P., L.L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2016. Vermont Bumble Bee Survey: Faunal Changes in Vermont, 1900-2014. Final Report to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. 32pp.
- McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, S. Zahendra and S. Hardy. 2015. Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas. Vermont Center for Ecostudies – Vermont Atlas of Life. Retrieved from http://val.vtecostudies.org. http://val.vtecostudies.org/projects/bumble-bee-atlas/