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EDP Foz-Tua: Large Mammals (diurnal transects): Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Oct 16, 2020 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of large mammals (Mammalia) 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 between June 2011 and August 2017 in up to 47 transects established in favorable habitats on the area of the lower Tua river valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz-Tua dam. The presence of individuals and the species identification were obtained through indirect signs (scats, latrines, 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 434 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)
    434
  • Occurrence 
    9982

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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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:

Costa H, Salgueiro N, Marques A T, Coelho H, Ferreira C, Oliveira J, Ferreira M, Pereira P, Ramalho R, Sousa D, Silva R, Caetano M, Neves T, Magalhães J, Pereira F, Carmo M, Ferreira C, Santos J, Rosa L, Rebelo A, Ribeiro E, Queirós L, Moreira M, Pinto N, Múrias, T (2020): EDP Foz-Tua: Large Mammals (diurnal transects): Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_mammals_tr_diurn_pme&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: 4ad65517-2860-4fb2-8a73-82e7df5df45e.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Large mammals; occurrence; indirect observations; line transects

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
Catarina Ferreira
Technician
BioInsight
José Oliveira
Technician
BioInsight
Mário Ferreira
Technician
BioInsight
Pedro Pereira
Technician
BioInsight
Ricardo Ramalho
Technician
BioInsight
Dárcio Sousa
Technician
BioInsight
Rui Silva
Technician
BioInsight
Marco Caetano
Technician
BioInsight
Tiago Neves
Technician
BioInsight
Joana Magalhães
Technician
BioInsight
Fernanda Pereira
Technician
BioInsight
Mário Carmo
Technician
BioInsight
Catarina Gomes Ferreira
Technician
BioInsight
João Santos
Technician
BioInsight
Luís Rosa
Technician
BioInsight
António Rebelo
Technician
BioInsight
Emanuel Ribeiro
Technician
BioInsight
Luís Queirós
Technician
BioInsight
Mafalda Moreira
Technician
BioInsight
Nuno Pinto
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

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 Alijó, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça, Vila Flor and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.133, -7.646], North East [41.488, -7.163]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 7 orders, 11 families, 15 genera and 14 species.

Class  Mammalia
Order  Artiodactyla,  Carnivora,  Cetartiodactyla,  Eulipotyphla,  Lagomorpha,  Rodentia,  Ungulata
Family  Suidae,  Canidae,  Canidae,  Felidae,  Mustelidae,  Mustelidae,  Viverridae,  Cervidae,  Erinaceidae,  Talpidae,  Leporida,  Muridae,  Sciuridae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-06-07 / 2017-08-02

Project Data

The dataset contains records of large mammals (Mammalia) collected in transects along the lower Tua River, and included in the Ecological Monitoring Program of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between June 2011 and August 2017, with 47 (2011), 24 (2012-2014) and 28 (>2014) line transects in areas with favorable habitats for large mammals within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 1460 positive records. In total, 177 were identified only to class, 7 to order, 27 to family and 50 to genus, while 1229 were identified to the species rank. The most abundant species (> 100 records) were Vulpes vulpes (565), Sus scrofa (214) and Genetta genneta (164).

Title EDP Foz Tua Large Mammals (diurnal transects) - Ecological Monitoring Program [2011-2017]
Identifier EDP Biodiversity Data
Funding The work was funded by EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Study Area Description The study was conducted in the lower valley of river Tua, during the construction of the Foz-Tua Hydroelectric Dam and the subsequent flooding of its reservoir. The sampling was centered in suitable habitats for large mammals 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 monitor changes in the distribution patterns and abundances of species of large mammals in the area of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, prior to (2011) and during (2011-2016) the dam construction, and in the subsequent flooding of the river valley (2016-2017).

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Hugo Costa
Author
Nuno Salgueiro
Author
Ana Teresa Marques
Author
Helena Coelho
Author
Catarina Ferreira
Author
José Oliveira
Author
Mário Ferreira
Author
Pedro Pereira
Author
Ricardo Ramalho
Author
Dárcio Sousa
Author
Rui Silva
Author
Marco Caetano
Author
Tiago Neves
Author
Joana Magalhães
Author
Fernanda Pereira
Author
Mário Carmo
Author
Catarina Gomes Ferreira
Author
João Santos
Author
Luís rosa
Author
António Rebelo
Author
Emanuel Ribeiro
Author
Luís Queirós
Author
Mafalda Moreira
Author
Nuno Pinto
Metadata Provider
tiago Múrias

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for large mammals in and around the lower Tua valley affected by the Foz-Tua dam (including the reservoir area). Up to 47 transects were established in 24 2x2 km squares in the flooded area and in control areas upstream. Each transect, with a length of of about 500 m, was walked on foot, during daytime, by two observers, one each side of the transect, which recorded all individuals and/or signs of presence of the target species (e.g. scats, footprints, tracks, trails, rooting, hog wallows, rubs). All recorded contacts/signs have been identified or collected for later identification.

Study Extent The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the Tua lower valley (Northeast Portugal), up to 35 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Alijó, Murça, Vila Flor 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 made available biodiversity data collected during impact assessment and biological monitoring studies.
Maintenance Description This resource will be regularly checked for accuracy.
Alternative Identifiers 4ad65517-2860-4fb2-8a73-82e7df5df45e
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_mammals_tr_diurn_pme