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EDP Foz-Tua: Large Mammals (camera-trapping): Complementary Studies [2010]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Oct 16, 2019 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of large mammals (Mammalia) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and included in the Complementary Studies (2010) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between February and March 2010 with 40 cameras in sampling points with favourable habitats in 20 2x2 km UTM squares on the area of the lower Tua river valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz-Tua dam. The presence of individuals and the species identification was recorded by direct observation of the photos taken with the cameras.

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 40 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)
    40
  • Occurrence 
    160

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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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (11 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Cabral J A, Barros P, Vale-Gonçalves H M, Santos R , Múrias T (2019): EDP Foz-Tua: Large Mammals (camera-trapping): Complementary Studies [2010]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_mammals_photo_ec&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is EDP - Energias de Portugal. 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: a24ceae3-692b-4a45-8c6d-72131287cb2c.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Large mammals; occurrence; observations; camera-trapping

Contacts

Who created the resource:

João Alexandre Cabral
General Coordinator
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta de Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Paulo Barros
Fieldwork Coordinator
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Hélia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Regina Santos
Technician
CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Quinta dos Prados 1349-017 Vila Real Vila Real PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

João Madeira
Manager
EDP - Energias de Portugal Av. 24 de Julho, 12, Torre Nascente, Piso 4 1249-300 Lisboa Lisbon PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Tiago Múrias
Researcher
CIBIO-InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto Campus Agrário de Vairão 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the Tua lower valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 35 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.17, -7.515], North East [41.521, -7.174]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 1 order, 3 families, 4 genera and 4 species.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Mammalia
Order  Carnivora
Family  Mustelidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-02-08 / 2010-03-26

Project Data

The dataset contains records of large mammals (Mammalia) collected in plots along the lower Tua River, and included in the Complementary Studies of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between February and March 2010, with 40 cameras (two cameras/2x2 km UTM squares) in sampling plots with favourable habitats for large mammals within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 216 observation events in 40 sampling points. In total, four taxa were identified to species rank. The most abundant species (> 90 records) were Martes foina (113) and Genetta genetta (96).

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Large Mammals (camera-trapping): Complementary Studies [2010]
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in part of the sub-basins of river Tua, prior to the construction and subsequent flooding of the lower part of this river’s valley by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for large mammals in each 2x2 km UTM squares found in a 5 km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 35 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to characterize the large mammals fauna in a buffer of 5 km around the Tua lower valley before the dam construction, and to gather quality data to support the design and implementation of mitigation and/or compensation measures. The camera trapping was used to complement the classic transect methods.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Paulo Barros
Author
Hélia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for large mammals in and around the lower Tua valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam (including the reservoir area). Two digital cameras with motion sensor and infrared iluminator were set in each 2x2 km UTM square over a period of three days and three nights. Baits (a mixture of meat and sardine oil) were set 2-4 m from the cameras to attract potential mammals. The machines were programmed to shoot a video of 15 seconds and shoot two pictures with a delay of 1 minute after the activation. All cameras were inspected after each 3-day period of exposition. Species identification and assessment of age and sex (when possible) were made by visual observation of the pictures taken.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the Tua lower valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 35 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.
Quality Control All identifications were performed by qualified technicians

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Additional Metadata

This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.

Purpose This dataset is part of a broader initiative whereby the company EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. will made available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_mammals_photo_ec