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EDP Foz-Tua: Reptiles (point counts): Complementary Studies [2010]

Latest version published by EDP - Energias de Portugal on Jun 17, 2019 EDP - Energias de Portugal

The dataset contains records of reptiles (Reptilia) collected in the lower valley of the River Tua, and included in the Complementary Studies (2010) of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Foz Tua Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. Data were collected between February and March 2010 during field visits to 440 sampling points with favourable habitats, in 20 2x2 km UTM squares in the area of the lower Tua valley directly or indirectly affected by the Foz Tua dam. The presence of individuals was recorded by direct observation.

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 81 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)
    81
  • Occurrence 
    405

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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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 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: Reptiles (point counts): Complementary Studies [2010]. v1. EDP - Energias de Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=edp_tua_reptiles_ec_points&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 Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 39b10187-1265-4295-988d-5912671bcfee.  EDP - Energias de Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Reptiles; snakes; lacertids; geckos; occurrence; 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 de 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 de Prados 5001-801 Vila Real Vila Real PT
Regina Santos
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 4485-661 Vairão Vairão PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Tiago Múrias

Geographic Coverage

The data were collected within a 5-km buffer around the valley of the River Tua (Northeast Portugal), up to 50 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, Murça and Mirandela.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.156, -7.567], North East [41.496, -7.174]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of this dataset spans 1 phylum, 1 class, 1 order, 3 families, 5 genera and 5 species.

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Reptilia
Order  Squamata
Family  Colubridae,  Lacertidae,  Phyllodactylidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-02-02 / 2010-03-18

Project Data

The dataset contains records of reptiles (Reptilia) collected in plots along the lower Tua River valley, 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 February and March 2010, during field visits carried out in 440 sampling plots with favourable habitats for reptiles, within a 5-km buffer around the River Tua lower valley. The occurrence of the target taxa was documented through 405 observation events in 79 sampling points. In total, five taxa were identified to the species level. The most abundant species (>15 individuals) were Podarcis hispanicus (52 individuals observed), Tarentola mauritanica (20) and Psammodromus algirus (17)

Title EDP Foz-Tua: Reptiles (point counts): Complementary Studies [2010]
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 reptiles found in a 5-km radius buffer around the future reservoir banks and up to 50 km from the Tua mouth.
Design Description The objective of the study was to characterize the Reptile fauna in a buffer of 5 km around the lower valley of the river Tua, before the dam construction, and to gather quality data in order to provide information needed to evaluate the impacts of dam construction on this community and, thus, to support the design and implementation of the respective mitigation and/or compensation measures.

The personnel involved in the project:

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

Sampling Methods

Sampling was designed to cover the main habitat types for reptiles in and around the lower Tua River valley affected by the Foz Tua dam construction (including the reservoir area). Each sampling plot was visited once in the winter (February-March) of 2010. All habitats were searched for reptilians (adults or juveniles), and all individuals detected were recorded. Species identification and assessment of age and sex (when possible) were made in situ, 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) located in the region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, up to 50 km from the mouth, in the municipalities of Carrazeda de Ansiães, 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_reptiles_ec_points