2015 Freshkills Park Macaulay Honors College BioBlitz Results!

These data are current as of 3/21/16.

We are still waiting for lab identification of a number of arthropod species as well as the acoustical analysis of bat calls. Microbial diversity analysis is also pending. These files will be updated as those data come in. Links below will take you to another page where you can download the file by clicking on the link in that new page.

2015 Freshkills BioBlitz Data March212016– This file has the 2015 BioBlitz observations divided by taxon team (individual worksheets). The first sheet is a summary of team totals, the second is the species list that just has unique species (not number of times observed or location), and the third is a compiled list of ALL observations. The zones we used in the park are shown on this map –

Freshkills North Park Team Leader Map

iNaturalist observation records 2015 – This file has all exported data from the BioBlitz observations that were logged on the iNaturalist database. There is also a help file (iNaturalist Observation File Help 2015) that describes the columns in this spreadsheet.

Below are links to the .kml files for location data that can be used in mapping programs. There are three files because of a 200 observation limit in iNaturalist and a search that can only include one day at a time (Aug 30 has over 200 observations). Note that these files have all the iNaturalist observations. You can make your own filtered lists and maps though iNaturalist directly. If you go to the observation search page you can type in your parameters (day and taxon of interest) and search. At the bottom of the results page will be a link to the .kml file. Because of iNat’s quirks, you will need to add the “&limit=200&page=1″ (without the quotation marks) to the end of the search results url to get all of the data in one place if there are more than 200 observations in your search results.

August 29 observations kml file

August 30 observations 1 kml file

August 30 observations 2 kml file

Older Freshkills species diversity information can be found at the link below. This is a chapter from the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement of Freshkills Park completed in March 2009. Within this chapter, you will find tables for different groups of species found in the park as well as useful background information about the nature of the Park. http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/fresh_kills_park/pdf/FGEIS/Vol1/10_Natural_Resources.pdf

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