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EDP Foz-Tua: Large and Medium-sized Mammals (occasional observations): Complementary Studies [2009-10]

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

The dataset contains records of large and medium-sized mammals (Mammalia: Carnivora, Chiroptera, Cetartiodactyla and Lagomorpha) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua, and included in the Complementary Studies (2009-10) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between November 2009 and March 2010 in a non-systematic way in 20 2x2 km UTM squares on the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz Tua dam. The presence of individuals was recorded mainly through the detection presence signs such as scats, tracks, etc.

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 64 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)
    64
  • Occurrence 
    72

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.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 64 records in English (10 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
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 and Medium-sized Mammals (occasional observations): Complementary Studies [2009-10]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_mammals_ocas_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: 1f061e7b-a44a-41db-b48d-f70997160019.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Mammals; carnivores; lagomorphs; ungulates; chiroptera; occurrence; occasional observations;

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 dos 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

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 - Rua do Crasto 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Geographic Coverage

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

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.191, -7.495], North East [41.504, -7.155]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 4 orders, 7 families, 9 genera and 9 species.

Phylum  Chordata
Class  Mammalia
Order  Carnivora,  Cetartiodactyla,  Chiroptera,  Lagomorpha
Family  Canidae,  Suidae,  Mustelidae,  Viverridae,  Cervidae,  Vespertiolinidae,  Leporidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-11-12 / 2010-03-25

Project Data

The dataset contains records of large and medium-sized mammals (Mammalia: Carnivora, Chiroptera, Cetartiodactyla and Lagomorpha) 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 November 2009 and March 2010, in a non-systematic way in 20x20 km UTM squares, within a 5-km buffer around the lower Tua River valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 74 observation events in 64 sampling points. In total, nine taxa were identified to species rank. The most abundant species (>10 individuals/signs of presence) were Sus scrofa (30) and Vulpes vulpes (24).

Title EDP Foz Tua Large and Medium-sized Mammals (occasional observations) - Complementary Studies [2009-10]
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 valley by the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for the target species 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 fauna of large and medium-sized mammals 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. This dataset includes all non-systematic observations of the presence of the target species collected during the large mammal surveys, but outside the sampling points/transects and/or during other vertebrate fauna surveys.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
João Alexandre Cabral
Author
Paulo Barros
Author
Helia Marisa Vale-Gonçalves
Author
Regina Santos
Metadata Provider
Tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

No standardized sampling was used. All observations made outside the sampled points/transects for large mammals and/or during surveys of other vertebrates were recorded and collected here. The identification and species assessment methods were those used for the large mammals regular surveys: indirect signs of presence (scats, tracks) or observations of live individuals (only at night).

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