EDP Foz-Tua: Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-17)

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The dataset contains records of Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus, Mammalia) collected in the Rivers Tua and Douro sub-basins and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-17) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between June 2011 and May 2017 during field visits to up to 30 sampling transects in the riverbeds of the selected water lines with favorable habitats for the species. The presence of individuals was recorded by direct observation of signs (scats and/or footprints).

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 278 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)
    278
  • Occurrence 
    278

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Costa H, Salgueiro N, Marques A T, Coelho H, Zina H, Oliveira J, Puga J, Moreira M, Sousa D, Paula J, Caetano M, Silva R, Neves T, Santos J, Branca R, Queirós L, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz-Tua: Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2011-17). v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_galemys_tr_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: 8d977c3b-adc5-48df-8a0f-3e21fbb25963.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Pyrenean Desman; Galemys pyrenaicus; occurrence; observations; scats

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
Scientific Coordinator 1
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Helena Coelho
Scientific Coordinator 2
BioInsight Rua Antero de Quental, Nº52 Loja B 2675-690 Odivelas Odivelas PT
Hugo Zina
Technician
BioInsight
José Oliveira
Technician
BioInsight
João Puga
Technician
BioInsight
Miguel Moreira
Technician
BioInsight
Dárcio Sousa
Technician
BioInsight
João Paula
Technician
BioInsight
Marco Caetano
Technician
BioInsight
Rui Silva
Technician
BioInsight
Tiago Neves
Technician
BioInsight
Joana Santos
Technician
BioInsight
Ricardo Branca
Technician
BioInsight
Luís Queirós
Technician
BioInsight

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

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Tiago Múrias

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected in selected sampling points in the rivers Tua and Douro sub-basins (Northeast Portugal), including the whole course of river Tua and its main tributaries, and the downstream stretches of rivers Pinhão, Távora and Torto and Linhares stream, in the Douro sub-basin, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Flor, Alijó, Murça, Mirandela, Tabuaço and S. João da Pesqueira.

Bounding Coordinates South West [40.97, -7.85], North East [41.523, -7.053]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Class  Mammalia
Order  Eulipotyphla
Family  Talpidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-06-14 / 2017-05-18

Project Data

The dataset contains records of Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus, Mammalia) collected in transects along lower rivers Tua and Douro sub-basins, and included in theEcological monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between June 2011 and May 2017, during field visits to up to 30 sampling transects with favorable habitats for Pyrenean desman located in the lower river Tua and some tributaries, and in rivers Tuela and Rabaçal, as well as in four tributaries of the Douro river (rivers Pinhão, Távora and Torto and Linhares stream). The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 180 observations of scats identified as belonging to the target species.

Title EDP Foz Tua Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) - Ecological Monitoring Program (2010-11)
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 affected by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam and in control areas upstream, as well as on four main affluents of the Douro river located near the Tua mouth (rivers Pinhão, Távora and Torto, and Linhares stream). The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for the otter in a 5 km radius buffer around the target water lines. In the Tua sub-basin, sampling occurred to a lenght of up to 35 km from the Tua mouth. In the Douro tributaries, to a maximum distance of 5 km upstream.
Design Description The objective of the study was to monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of the Pyrenean desman in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam during the dam construction (2011-2015) and the subsequent flooding period (2016-2017). Additional sampling took place in some rivers of the Douro sub-basin located around the Tua mouth to test for the potential effects of isolation between the two sub-basins populations before the implementation of the dam.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
Author
Nuno Salgueiro
Author
Ana Teresa Marques
Author
Helena Coelho
Author
Hugo Zina
Author
José Oliveira
Author
Luís Brás
Author
Miguel Moreira
Author
Dárcio Sousa
Author
João Paula
Author
Marco Caetano
Author
Rui Silva
Author
Tiago Neves
Author
Ricardo Branca
Author
Joana Santos
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the course of the lower river Tua and its main tributaries from the mouth up to the northern limit of the Foz-Tua dam, and the downstream part of the four Douro tributaries, up to 5 km. Up to 30 sampling transects were setup in the Tua sub-basin and one more was located in each of the four Douro tributaries. Each transect up to 500 m was performed along the margins, looking for signs of presence (mostly scats) in suitable places (prominent stones and vegetation in the margins of the water line). The transect was interrupted when the presence of the Pyrenean desman was detected, and the time and distance recorded. Each plot was visited twice in spring (May-June) and autumn (October-November) in dry or light rain periods to minimize the chance of leaching of the fecal material. The scats potentially attributed to the species were stored and taken to the laboratory for molecular identification.

Study Extent The data were collected in the rivers Douro and Tua sub-basins, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Vila Flor, Alijó, Murça and Mirandela, Bragança, São João da Pesqueira e Tabuaço.
Quality Control All 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 8d977c3b-adc5-48df-8a0f-3e21fbb25963
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_galemys_tr_pme