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azorean_vascular plants

Latest version published by Universidade dos Açores on Oct 20, 2019 Universidade dos Açores

The data presented here comes from field observations, carried out between 2014 and 2017, as part of a LIFE research project aiming to preserve and restore three coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal) (LIFE-CWR). A total of 23 vascular plant species surveys were carried out in three sites: one for each semester in Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP); one for each semester (except in 2014) in Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ). Main objectives were to determine the plant richness of the three sites and monitor seasonal and between year variation on species composition.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 23 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    23
  • Occurrence 
    971

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Elias R B, Brito M R, Pimentel C, Nogueira E C, Borges P A V (2019): azorean_vascular plants. v1.7. Universidade dos Açores. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azorean_vascularplants&v=1.7

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Universidade dos Açores. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f6094efe-26ec-4bb8-9a30-5de911277c47.  Universidade dos Açores publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Azores; Magnoliophyta; Magnoliopsida; Liliopsida; Terceira; Plantae; Pteridophyta; Wetlands; Events; Occurrences

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rui B. Elias
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT
Mariana R. Brito
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
César Pimentel
Researcher
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
Elisabete C. Nogueira
researcher
LIFE CWR - UAC Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200
Paulo A. V. Borges
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT +351295402200

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rui B. Elias
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Rui B. Elias
Researcher
Universidade dos Açores Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo Ilha Terceira PT

Taxonomic Coverage

Plantae

Kingdom  Plantae

Project Data

This work is part of comprehensive study regarding the biodiversity of the coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores) under the scope of the LIFE-CWR coastal wetlands restoration project. The aim of this work was to inventory the vascular plants present in the three coastal areas of Praia da Vitória (PPV, PBJ and PPCP), in order to determine the plant richness of the three sites and between year variation in species composition.

Title Inventory of vascular plant species of three coastal wetlands of Terceira Island (Azores)
Funding Supported by the project LIFE CWR – Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Praia da Vitória Coastal Wet Green Infrastructure (2013-2018).
Study Area Description The Azores belong to the Holarctic Biogeographical Kingdom and Eurosiberian Region (Rivas-Martinez et al. 2002). Terceira Island is the third largest island of the archipelago and has the fourth longest shoreline (Forjaz et al. 2004). Like other Azorean islands (with the exception of Santa Maria and Graciosa), the prevalent type of climate in Terceira is temperate with no dry season and with a mild summer (Köppen Climate Classification - Cfb). However, in Praia da Vitória (a lowland area in the east of the island) the climate is temperate with hot and dry summers (Csa) (Climate Atlas 2012). For more details on the description of the study area see Borges et al. (2018).
Design Description At the three wetland sites, a total of 23 surveys were carried out for a total of 51 days of direct observation. Surveys took place (except for PBJ in 2014) every semester. Study areas were delimited using GPS and included the margins of the bodies of water and the surrounding terrestrial areas.

The personnel involved in the project:

Rui Miguel Pires Bento da Silva Elias
Mariana R. Brito
César Pimentel
Elisabete C. Nogueira
Paulo Alexandre Vieira Borges

Sampling Methods

At the three wetland sites, a total of 23 surveys were carried out for a total of 51 days of direct observation. Surveys took place (except for PBJ in 2014) every semester. Study areas were delimited using GPS and included the margins of the bodies of water and the surrounding terrestrial areas.

Study Extent This study covers a small coastal area with 3.58 km extension between PPV and PPCP.

Method step description:

  1. On the data table were included all the records for which a taxonomic identification of the species was possible. The dataset submitted to GBIF is structured as a sample event dataset, with two tables: event (as core) and occurrences. The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwCA), which is a standardised format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 23 records. One extension data table also exists. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated in the IPT link. This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for downloading in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f6094efe-26ec-4bb8-9a30-5de911277c47
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=azorean_vascularplants