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EDP Foz Tua: Amphibians - Ecological Monitoring Program [2010-2017]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Dec 14, 2018 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of amphibians (Amphibia) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-2017) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected in the autumn of 2010-2012 (October to November) and in the spring of 2011-2017 (April to June) during field visits to 42 sampling points with favourable habitats within a 5-km radius buffer around the Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz-Tua dam. The presence of individuals was assessed with dip-netting.

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 336 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)
    336
  • Occurrence 
    4092

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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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Costa H, Salgueiro N, Marques A T, Coelho H, Gonçalves R, Brás L, Monteiro B, Ferreira C, Paula J, Oliveira J, Puga J, Silva M, Neves T, Pereira F, Magalhães J, Romão F, Rosa L, Sousa D, Pereira P, Cabral J A, Vale-Gonçalves H M, Barros P, Múrias T (2018): EDP Foz Tua: Amphibians - Ecological Monitoring Program [2010-2017]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_amphibians_pme&v=1.0

Rights

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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: ce0e12f8-0a44-44dd-bb0c-4352182b144e.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

occurrence;; Amphibians; observations;

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugo Costa
General Coordinator (1)
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Nuno Salgueiro
General Coordinator (2)
Bioinsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Ana Teresa Marques
Field Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helena Coelho
Field Cooordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Rui Gonçalves
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Luís Brás
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Bárbara Monteiro
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Catarina Ferreira
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
João Paula
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
José Oliveira
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
João Puga
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Margarida Silva
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Tiago Neves
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Fernanda Pereira
Technician
Bionsight 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Joana Magalhães
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Fernando Romão
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Luís Rosa
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Dárcio Sousa
Technician
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Pedro Pereira
Technician
BioInsight 2765-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
João Alexandre Cabral
General Cooridnator
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 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
http://www.lea.web.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 de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
http://www.lea.web.pt
Paulo Barros
Technician
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 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
http://www.lea.web.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

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the valley of the River Tua (Northeast Portugal), up to 45 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.19, -7.531], North East [41.519, -7.152]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 2 orders, 6 families, 11 genus and 12 species.

Phylum  Chordata
Class  Amphibia
Order  Anura,  Urodela
Family  Alytidae,  Bufonidae,  Hylidae,  Pelobatidae,  Ranidae,  Salamandridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-11-15 / 2017-05-26

Project Data

The dataset contains records of ambhibians (Amphibia) collected in plots along the lower Tua River and in Ferradosa stream (Douro sub-basin), included in the Ecological Monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between October 2010 and May 2017, during field visits to 43 sampling plots with favourable habitats for amphibians (tanks, ponds, rivers, streams) within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 2879 observation events. In total, 12 taxa were identified to the species rank. The most abundant species Bufo bufo (1233 observation events), Pelophilax perezi (963), Alytes cisternasii (226), Salamandra salamandra (136) and Triturus marmoratus (106).

Title EDP Foz Tua: Amphibians - Ecological Monitoring Program [2010-2017]
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 Tua, prior to the construction and subsequent flooding of the lower part of this river’s valley by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam, and in Ferradosa stream (Douros sub-basin). The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for amphibians (e.g., tanks, ponds, streams, rivers) found in a 5 km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 45 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor the habitat usage of amphibians in the autumn (October-November) and reproduction (April-June) periods, in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, prior to its construction (2010) and during the construction (2011-2015) and subsequent flooding of the river valley (2016-2017). The Ferradosa stream was used as an control site, external do the Tua valley.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
Author
Nuno Salgueiro
Author
Ana Teresa Marques
Author
Helena Coelho
Author
Rui Gonçalves
Author
Luís Brás
Author
Bárbara Monteiro
Author
Catarina Ferreira
Author
João Paula
Author
José Oliveira
Author
Marco Caetano
Author
João Puga
Author
Margarida Silva
Author
Tiago Neves
Author
Fernanda Pereira
Author
Joana Magalhães
Author
Fernando Romão
Author
Luís Rosa
Author
Dárcio Sousa
Author
Pedro Pereira
Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Hélia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Author
Paulo Barros
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for amphibians (tanks, ponds, streans and rivers) in and around the lower Tua valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam, including the reservoir area. A representative sample of each habitat was chosen at a gradient of distance from the valley (in the reservoir, < 2 km, > 2 km). Each sampling plot was visited once or twice in autumn (October-November) of 2010 and 2011 and spring (April-June) of 2011-2017. All habitats were sampled with a dip-net for individuals (adults or larvae) of amphibians and all individuals detected were recorded. Each sampling event had a duration of 30 minutes, during which a variable area, depending of the habitat, was prospected. Species identification and assessment of age and sex (when possible) were made “in loco”, with the help of appropriate field guides.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the Tua lower valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 45 km from the mouth and in Ferradosa stream (Douro sub-basin), in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Flor, Alijó, Murça and Mirandela.
Quality Control The identification of the taxa seen or cpatured was performed by technicians with a high degree of expertise in this group of fauna.

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 http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_amphibians_pme