EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Otter: camera-trapping - [2010-2013]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Oct 2, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of the Otter (Lutra lutra) 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. This dataset includes results of surveys made in and around the area affected by the dams, from September 2010 to November 2013. Sampling was performed with camera-traps distributed along the lower Sabor river valley (and some tributaries) and along the rivers Maçãs and Angueira, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream. The presence and identity of the target species were assessed with the visualization of photos taken through camera-trapping.

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 151 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)
    151
  • Occurrence 
    151

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mota P, Vingada J V, Ferreira J, Diogo H M, Morgado R G, Silva J, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Otter: camera-trapping - [2010-2013]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_otter_photo&v=1.0

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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: 4b448fd9-8257-4e9f-bdeb-ff194c4981ff.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Otter; Lutra lutra; camera-trapping; observations

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
José Vítor Vingada
Fieldwork Coordinator
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda Praceta Caminho da Cruz, 9 4405-625 VN Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia PT
Joana Ferreira
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda PT
Hugo Manuel Diogo
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda
Rui Guilherme Morgado
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda
Joana Silva
Technician
BIOLINK - Consultoria Ambiental, Unipessoal, Lda

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 tributaries, in a total of 15 (2010) or 17 (2011-13) 5x5 km squares, 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 [41.122, -7.196], North East [41.659, -6.537]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 class, 1 order, 1 family, 1 genus and 1 species.

Class  Mammalia
Order  Carnivora
Family  Mustelidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-09-15 / 2013-11-15

Project Data

The dataset contains records of the Otter (Lutra lutra) 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. This dataset includes results of camera-trapping made between September 2010 and November 2013. Sampling was performed every season with a total the 15 (2010) or 20 (2011-13) cameras set in 5x5 km squares (one or two per square) along the river Sabor and some tributaries, and along the rivers Maçãs and Angueira. The occurrence of the target species was documented by positive identification of the species in the photos taken. A total of 11 positive events (i.e., identifiable photos of the target species) was obtained.

Title EDP Baixo Sabor: Construction and Reservoir Filling Phases - Otter: camera-trapping - [2010-2013]
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 suitable riverine habitats for the species, in 5x5 km squares centered in the lower Sabor river valley and some tributaries, and along the rivers Maçãs and Angueira, from the river mouth up to 42 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to detect the presence of the target species and to monitor changes in their distribution patterns in the area of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dams during the construction and the reservoir filling periods (2011-2014). The program was interrupted in 2104, when the deforestation work in the future area of the reservoir and its subsequent filling prevented safe access to the river margins.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Mota Paulo
Author
José Vítor Vingada
Author
Joana Ferreira
Author
Hugo Manuel Diogo
Author
Rui Guilherme Morgado
Author
Joana Silva
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the whole valley of the lower Sabor river, some of its tributaries, and the rivers Maçãs and Angueira. A maximum of 15 (in 2010) or 20 (in 2011-13) automatic cameras was deployed in the study area (one or two per 5x5 km square). In 2010 (an experimental period), the cameras were deployed for a maximum period of 15 days. Starting in 2011, a maximum exposure period of three months was adopted, with the cameras being inspected at the end of each month. From 2012 onward, an increasing number of cameras were lost, due to theft, damage or destruction, forcing their substitution. The dataset presents the total number of photos taken for the target species for each exposure period, by the combined set of cameras in each square.

Study Extent The data were collected in 49 5x5 km squares in the lower Sabor river valley, some of its tributaries, and along the rivers Maçãs and Angueira, 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

Method step description:

  1. To be completed

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 4b448fd9-8257-4e9f-bdeb-ff194c4981ff
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_sabor_otter_photo