Herpetology - Baseline Studies [2009]

Basic Information
Activity Type
Abstract
The dataset contains 708 records of 13 amphibian and 13 reptile species recorded in the lower reaches of the Sabor River (NE Portugal), and that were included in the baseline studies to define biodiversity offsets of the Baixo Sabor Hydroelectric Dam, promoted by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A… Data was collected between March and November 2009, during thirty five (n=35) days/nights of field sampling carried out in the area to be flooded by the two reservoirs, and within a 5-km buffer around each reservoir. Surveys involved transects, dip-netting in waterbodies, and casual observations along trails and roads. Each individual observed was identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level, its position was recorded, and in case of capture it was released thereafter in the same place. All captures were conducted in accordance with the Portuguese laws and carried out under authorized licences 186/2009/CAPT (Instituto da Conservacão da Natureza e Florestas).
Date Range
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Parameters
biological parameter
biological diversity
community structure
Keywords
amphibians
reptiles
UUID
ffd92b7a-0c36-45e1-825b-853bef19149e
Extended Information
Data available for EcoPotential
Yes
Data digitally available
No
Open Data
Yes
Notes
The data is freely available from gbif.org. Sampling methods are horoughly described in the metadata.
Temporal Resolution
Boundaries