EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Vascular Flora and Habitats: species from prioritary conservation habitats - [2010-2014]

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The dataset contains records of vascular plants collected in the lower valley of River Sabor (NE Portugal) in the scope of the long-term Ecological Monitoring Program (PME) of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A, to assess the temporal dynamics of selected habitats of conservation relevance, before and after the dams implantation. This dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dams, from May 2010 to August 2014. Plant inventories were made along the lower Sabor river valley and in some tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream.

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 378 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)
    378
  • Occurrence 
    272160

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Mota P, Silva D, Santos M, Múrias T (2021): EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Vascular Flora and Habitats: species from prioritary conservation habitats - [2010-2014]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_fvh_parcels_2010-2014&v=1.0

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Keywords

Vascular plants; communities; conservation relevance; inventories; BACI.

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paulo Mota
General Coordinator
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda Praceta Caminho da Cruz, 9 4405-625 VN Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia PT
Duarte Silva
Scientific Coordinator
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda Praceta Caminho da Cruz, 9 4405-625 VN Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia PT
Mariana Santos
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda 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

Data were collected along the lower Sabor river valley and its main tributaries, in a variable number of sampling locations representative of the selected communities of conservation relevance, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, Mogadouro and Macedo de Cavaleiros.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.097, -7.203], North East [41.64, -6.548]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 4 classes, 38 orders, 91 families, 347 genus and 719 species or infra-specific categories.

Phylum  Tracheophyta
Class  Liliopsida,  Magnoliopsida,  Pinopsida,  Polypodiopsida
Order  Alismatales,  Apiales,  Arismatales,  Asparagales,  Asterales,  Boraginales,  Brassicales,  Buxales,  Caryophyllales,  Cucurbitales,  Dipsacales,  Discoreales,  Equisetales,  Ericales,  Fabales,  Fagales,  Gentianales,  Geraniales,  Juncales,  Lamiales,  Liliales,  Malpighiales,  Malvales,  Myrtales,  Oxalidales,  Pinales,  Piperales,  Poales,  Podypodiales,  Polypodiales,  Ranunculales,  Rosales,  Santalales,  Sapindales,  Saxifragales,  Solanales,  Vitales,  Zygophillales
Family  Adoxaceae,  Alismataceae,  Amaranthaceae,  Amaryllidaceae,  Anacardiaceae,  Apiaceae,  Apocynaceae,  Araceae,  Araliaceae,  Aristolochiaceae,  Aspargaceae,  Asphodelaceae,  Aspleniaceae,  Asteraceae,  Athyriaceae,  Betulaceae,  Boraginaceae,  Brassicaceae,  Buxaceae,  Campanulaceae,  Cannabaceae,  Caprifoliaceae,  Caryophyllaceae,  Cistaceae,  Convolvulaceae,  Crassulaceae,  Cucurbitaceae,  Cupressaceae,  Cyperaceae,  Cystopteridaceae,  Cytinidae,  Dennstaedtiaceae,  Discoreaceae,  Dryopteridaceae,  Equisetaceae,  Ericaceae,  Euphorbiaceae,  Fabaceae,  Fagaceae,  Gentianaceae,  Geraniaceae,  Heliotropiaceae,  Hipericaceae,  Iridaceae,  Juglandaceae,  Juncaceae,  Lamiaceae,  Liliaceae,  Lithraceae,  Malvaceae,  Moraceae,  Oleaceae,  Onagraceae,  Orbanchaceae,  Orchidaceae,  Orobanchaceae,  Oxalidaceae,  Paeonaceae,  Papaveraceae,  Phytolaccaceae,  Plantaginaceae,  Plantaginaceae,  Plantaginaceae,  Plumbaginaceae,  Poaceae,  Poaceae,  Podypodiaceae,  Polygonaceae,  Portulacaceae,  Primulaceae,  Pteridaceae,  Ranunculaceae,  Resedaceae,  Rosaceae,  Rubiaceae,  Rutaceae,  Salicaceae,  Santalaceae,  Sapindaceae,  Saxifragaceae,  Scrophulariaceae,  Simaroubaceae,  Solanaceae,  Thymelaeceacea,  Typhaceae,  Ulmaceae,  Urticaceae,  Verbenaceae,  Violaceae,  Vitaceae,  Zygophillaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-05-20 / 2014-08-20

Project Data

The dataset contains records of vascular plants collected in the lower valley of River Sabor (NE Portugal) in the scope of the long-term Ecological Monitoring Program (PME) of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams (AHBS), promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A, to assess the temporal dynamics of species of selected habitats/communities of conservation relevance, before and after the dams implantation. This dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dams, from May 2010 to August 2014. Plant inventories were made along the lower Sabor river valley and in some tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream. The occurrence of the target species was documented through 1448 individual observations of 719 species or infra-specific taxa. The most abundant species (class values of 4 and 5) were: Fraxinus angustifolia (class 5) and Tamus communis, Scirpoides holoschoenus, Ruscus aculeatus, Salix fragilis, Quercus rotundifolia, Quercus suber, Rubus ulmifolius, Humulus lupulus, Juniperus oxycedrus, Polystichum setiferum, Populus nigra, Geranium purpureum, Hedera hibernica, Holcus annuus duriensis, Festuca duriotagana, Ficus carica, Coleostephus myconis, Crataegus monogyna, Erica arborea, Festuca arundinacea, Buxus sempervirens, Celtis australis, Chenopodium album, Alnus glutinosa and Brachypodium distachyon (all class 4).

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases – Vascular Flora and Habitats: species from prioritary conservation habitats - [2010-2014]
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-basin of river Sabor affected by the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in selected communities of conservation relevance in the lower Sabor river valley and some tributaries, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to follow the temporal dynamics of selected communities of conservation relevance, concerning the species composition and abundance in areas directly or indirectly affected by the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams, as well as appropriate control areas, during the construction and the reservoir filling periods (2010-2014). Along with the selected communities, sampling was also performed in several stream weirs located in Sabor’s main tributaries, to establish the reference phase for the recovery actions planned for these areas in the scope of the Program of Compensatory Measures (PMC) of the AHBS. All communities surveyed included replicates for each category of the “impact” and “control” (name preceeded by the letter “C”) situations.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Paulo Mota
Author
Duarte Silva
Author
Mariana Santos
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the whole valley of the lower Sabor river and some of its tributaries, according to the specific target (communities or weirs). Plant inventories were performed at each site, one per season (spring, summer, autumn and winter), encompassing beetween 14 and 20 work-days. They were carried out on samples of variable size, depending on its stratification (ie, the number of strata) and its linearity (riparian galleries are linear structures). In this way, samples from floodplain formations were 100m2 (10x10m), those of boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) dominated scrublands and riparian galleries, 200 m2 (20x10m), and those of holm-oak and cork-oak communities, 400 m2 (20x20 m). Each inventory included (a) the identity of the taxa present, (b) an estimate of their relative abundance and (c) a brief description of the type of lithology, altitude, exposure and slope (in the bottom edapho-hygrophilous vegetation of valley it is considered that the slope and the exposure have no ecological significance, so they weren't collected). The abundance of floristic elements was assessed visually using the scale with 8 classes of coverage of Braun-Blanquet (1932): “+”: <1% cover; “1”: 1-5 %; “2a”: 5-15%; “2b”: 15-25%; “3”: 25-50%, “4”: 50-75%, “5a”: 75-90%; “5b”: 90-100%. However, until the winter of 2010, a 6 class scale, adapted from the previous one was used: “+”: <1% cover; “1”: 1-5 %; “2”: 5-25%; “3”: 25-50%, “4”: 50-75%, “5”: 75-100%. Most species were identified “in loco” although, in some cases, samples were collected to further identification in the laboratory. The nomenclature is mostly in accordance with Flora Ibérica (Castroviejo et al., 1986-2009) for the volumes already published and for Nova Flora de Portugal (Franco, 1971, 1984; Franco & Rocha Afonso, 1994, 1998 and 2003) for the remaining groups.

Study Extent The data were collected in 49 5x5 km squares in the lower Sabor river valley, some of its tributaries from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream, in the municipalities of Torre de Moncorvo, Alfândega da Fé, Mogadouro and Macedo de Cavaleiros.
Quality Control All individual identifications were performed by qualified technicians. In some cases the synonymy was changed since the sampling events, so a specific column with the accepted synonymy was added to reflect this.

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Braun-blanquet, J. (1932) – Plant Sociology. McGraw-Hill, Londres. Castroviejo, S. et al. (1986-2009) – Flora Ibérica - Plantas Vasculares de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Vols. 1-8, 10, 13-15, 18, 21. Real Jardín Botánico, C.S.I.C., Madrid. Amaral Franco, J. (1971,1984) – Nova Flora de Portugal (Continente e Açores). Vols. I e II. Author’s edition. Lisboa. Amaral Franco, J. & Rocha Afonso, M.L. (1994, 1998, 2003) – Nova Flora de Portugal (Continente e Açores). Vol. III. Author’s edition. Lisboa.

Additional Metadata

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.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_fvh_parcels_2010-2014