Canadian National Parks Malaise Program

Malaise Trap

Project Overview

Title: Canadian National Parks Malaise Program
CBG Units: Collections, Genomics, Informatics
Scope: Examine the diversity of arthropod species in Canadian National Parks with the goal of providing the baseline data needed to track long-term shifts in species composition
Project Duration: 2012-2015
Stage: Completed
Reach: 43 National Parks across Canada
Sequences: 725K+ specimens; 619K+ DNA barcodes; 36.4K species; 12,059 BINs new to BOLD

 

Project Details

The CNP Malaise program, a collaboration between the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG) and Parks Canada, involves the trapping of arthropods in Canadian National Parks to determine  species diversity using DNA barcoding. The program has sampled all 43 accessible Canadian National Parks starting with 14 parks in Central and Western Canada in 2012. In 2013, an additional 14 national parks in Eastern Canada were surveyed, while 15 northern and remote National Parks were collected in its third year.

Composite image of Malaise traps from Canadian National Parks from 2012-2014

Results from this program provide an initial assessment of arthropod diversity within each National Park which can be compared among other sites in Canada and across the globe. This biodiversity assessment contributes to Parks Canada’s ecosystem management program through the inventory of terrestrial arthropods. Associated data and sequences from samples are publicly available for further study by taxonomists and ecologists. Over the long term, this project will contribute to the development of a DNA barcode library for all animal species that occur in Canada.

 

Project Outcomes

  1. Aulavik National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  2. Auyuittuq National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  3. Banff National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5
  4. Bruce Peninsula National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  5. Cape Breton National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  6. Elk Island National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5
  7. Forillon National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  8. Fundy National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  9. Georgian Bay Islands National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  10. Glacier National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  11. Grasslands National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  12. Gros Morne National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  13. Gulf Islands National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  14. Gwaii Haanas National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  15. Ivvavik National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  16. Jasper National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5
  17. Kejimkujik National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  18. Kluane National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  19. Kootenay National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  20. Kouchibouguac National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  21. La Mauricie National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  22. Mingan Archipelago National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  23. Mount Revelstoke National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  24. Nahanni National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  25. Pacific Rim National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  26. Point Pelee National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  27. Prince Albert National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5
  28. Prince Edward Island National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  29. Pukaskwa National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  30. Quttinirpaaq National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  31. Riding Mountain National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  32. Rouge National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  33. Sable Island National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  34. Sirmilik National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  35. Terra Nova National Park
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  36. Thousand Islands National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  37. Torngat Mountains National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
    2013 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  38. Tuktut Nogait National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  39. Vuntut National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  40. Wapusk National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4
  41. Waterton Lakes National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4 5
  42. Wood Buffalo National Park
    2012 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3
  43. Yoho National Park
    2014 Report | Appendix: 1 2 3 4

 

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