Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Edition of Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia Now Available

A new edition of David Shackleton's Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia is now available.  Published by the Royal BC Museum, this book covers all wild species of hoofed mammals in the province.  The Museum website says: "This revised edition contains updated information on populations, conservation status, taxonomy and where to find each species. It also includes a selection of colour photographs."

Read more here.  

 David Shackleton is an advisor to E-Fauna BC, and professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

E-Flora BC: BEC data now updated

 Ecological Framework for big-leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

The Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) Data is updated yearly on E-Flora and the latest version (2013) has now been incorporated. This version represents considerable polishing and corrections by the provincial BEC team and by E-Flora.  This updated data has now been incorporated into the statistical calculations for the ecological framework tables that we present for many species on E-Flora BC, resulting in greater accuracy of the statistics we present.  The ecological framework tables provide insights into the ecological parameters for species covered by the BEC data.

E-Fauna BC: New bird maps now available

 American Robin.  View the BC distribution map.

Thanks to data sharing by several data providers, we have now posted the first E-Fauna BC bird maps.   Distribution information from 1) eBird (black dots), 2) the Breeding Bird Atlas of BC (red dots), 3) the BC Marine Bird Atlas (blue dots), 4) the Coastal Water Bird Survey (green dots), and 5) the E-Fauna photo records (yellow crosses) is displayed. For many species, detailed mapping by Jamie Fenneman is also available.