Run 193-196: Summary Statistics: 22 May 2001
We have now processed 58 362SRS amounting to 242 200 species occurrences. It thus does not appear that we will reach a goal of quarter of a million species records. We do have some excellent data! Our best month is October 2000 with 1 360 SRS, and six months of 2000 had over 800 SRS! Five months in 2000 broke the previous monthly records. We currently have 815 SRS for January (A Record!), 949 for February (A Record!) and 1315 for March (A Record!) - and just 45 short of our highest ever. And we have 27 SRS from April and May. We estimate about 250 SRS are still outstanding. Please send in your data - the FINAL, FINAL deadline for data not e-mailed in from the PAPSRSDB is 26 May 2001. If you have incorrectly told people that it is too late to send in data, now is the time to tell them to hurry up.
We have now finished collecting data for the Protea Atlas (unless you have Nigels programme PAPSRSDB). However, we still should like you to check up on the queries if you are interested in helping further - please see the web for more details. A very big thanks to Lyn McCallum for helping with the mapwork for and filling in the locality box for all your SRS from the AGT - all the AGT data are thus processed and you should have received your batch summary by now.
I have started working on PAN 51. Please note that this is not the last PAN, but we will continue with thinner PANs until the Atlas is produced. So please send in more copy - your regrets, your highlights, your happy moments, some funny moments and such. From now on I will be thinking analyses and I am sure that anything I write will be as boring as can be, all statistics and numbers and graphs. So please, your input will be appreciated. Also, we do not have much funds for these newsletters, so a donation to their costs would be appreciated. Some more queries for you to ponder. How many three-page record localities are there on the data base? How many two-page SRS. Which species has the longest range extension? Can you think of any more? I will include them in the PAN and Nigel will include them on the web. Such additional answers will also count to the PAN50 competition.
You also have only two months to input into the design and contents of "The Protea Atlas" If you have any ideas or strong feelings, please contact us NOW and we will aire these views in the next newsletter, as well as try and accommodate them.
My trip to the States (Santa Barbara no less) was fantastic. Working with mathematically-minded people is quite hard work, but it looks like our data will be used to try analyses never before tried with biological data. It should be good fun and I will keep you informed. I will pop over there again in December to check on progress (and keep you informed in the appropriate newsletter).
May I take this opportunity to thank everybody who made this project the fantastic success it was. There is nothing else in the world like it! There never will be a another group like you who made the Protea Atlas Project so much fun and so enjoyable. ... Look out for the book!
NUMBER OF RECORDS PER SPECIES
TOP NUMBER OF ATLASSERS PER SPECIES
NUMBER OF SPECIES (incl. subspecies) PER ATLASSER
NUMBER OF SPECIES RECORDS AND SRS PER ATLASSER
STATS FOR BATCH 193 51 ERRORS in 349 SRS and 1447 SPP RECORDS