Terrestrial Arthropod Monitoring Program

Malaise trap in Awenda Provincial Park

Project Overview

Title: Terrestrial Arthropod Monitoring Program – Mixedwood Plains 2018
CBG Units: Collections, Genomics, Informatics
Scope: Examine the diversity of arthropod species in the Mixedwood Plains ecoregion of Canada by analyzing Malaise trap samples in bulk using standard metabarcoding protocols
Sampling Duration: 2018
Sequencing Analysis: 2019-2020
Stage: Complete
Reach: 55 sampling sites in protected areas located in Southern Ontario and Quebec (including provincial parks, nature reserves, conservation areas, and national parks)
Sequences: 23K+ BINs

 

Project Details

This project is aimed at examining long-term trends in arthropod communities by gathering data at sites that are likely to persist, such as national and provincial protected areas. To collect data from a broad geographic range across the Mixedwood Plains ecoregion, this survey included 30 Ontario provincial protected areas (25 re-sampled from a 2014 study conducted by CBG), four national parks, 18 conservation areas, and one research reserve in Ontario, as well as one research reserve and one provincial park in Quebec for a grand total of 55 sampling sites.

Project Outcomes – Ontario Parks Results ONLY

Overall Report – Analysis of 30 Ontario Parks December 2020

A map of sampling site locations for the Terrestrial Arthropod Monitoring Program – Mixedwood Plains 2018

Appendix 1 – Neighbour-joining tree of representative specimens from each BIN available on BOLD collected by Malaise traps in Ontario Parks in 2018 (colourized based on taxonomic order).

Appendix 2 – Image library of 17,607 BIN representatives collected in Ontario Parks 2018 (in alignment with Appendix 1).
Part 1 (219 MB)       Part 2 (242 MB)       Part 3 (235 MB)       Part 4 (135 MB)

Appendix 3 – Complete list of taxonomy and BINs collected in the Ontario Provincial Parks Malaise Program (in alignment with Appendix 1).

Appendix 4 – List of individual reports for each Provincial Park involved, including names of their main contacts, in the Ontario Provincial Parks Malaise Program.

      1. AWEN – Awenda Provincial Park    |    Report
      2. BALS – Balsam Lake Provincial Park    |    Report
      3. BAYV – Bayview Escarpment Provincial Park    |    Report
      4. BOYN – Boyne Valley Provincial Park    |    Report
      5. BRON – Bronte Creek Provincial Park    |    Report
      6. BURN – Burnt Lands Provincial Nature Reserve    |    Report
      7. DUNC – Duncan Escarpment Provincial Park    |    Report
      8. EMIL – Emily Provincial Park    |    Report
      9. FORC – Forks of the Credit Provincial Park    |    Report
      10. FRON – Frontenac Provincial Park    |    Report
      11. HOLL – Holland Landing Prairie Provincial Park    |    Report
      12. HOPE – Hope Bay Forest Provincial Park    |    Report
      13. INVH – Inverhuron Provincial Park    |    Report
      14. JOEP – John E. Pearce Provincial Park    |    Report
      15. KMKA – Komoka Provincial Park    |    Report
      16. LIOH – Lion’s Head Provincial Park    |    Report
      17. LONP – Long Point Provincial Park    |    Report
      18. MACG – MacGregor Point Provincial Park    |    Report
      19. MORT – Morris Tract Provincial Park    |    Report
      20. MURP – Murphys Point Provincial Park    |    Report
      21. OJIB – Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve    |    Report
      22. PETW – Peter’s Woods Provincial Park    |    Report
      23. PINE – Pinery Provincial Park    |    Report
      24. PRES – Presqu’ile Provincial Park    |    Report
      25. RIDR – Rideau River Provincial Park    |    Report
      26. ROND – Rondeau Provincial Park    |    Report
      27. SELK – Selkirk Provincial Park    |    Report
      28. SHOH – Short Hills Provincial Park    |    Report
      29. TRWD – Trillium Woods Provincial Park    |    Report
      30. VOYG – Voyageur Provincial Park    |    Report

Appendix 5 – Individual taxonomy reports (species inventories) for each Ontario Parks site in 2018.
Part 1       Part 2