African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) African Elephant DatabaseEntry ID: AEDd0001_155
Abstract: Summary of AfESG Protected Areas
"This dataset is part of the African Elephant Database (AED), which is
the most up-to-date continental source on the numbers and distribution
of the African elephant. "
"The AfESG Protected Areas dataset contains the ... major protected areas
of the African elephant range states, which are confined to most of
the sub-saharan African countries. "
The AfESG African Elephant Range dataset contains the distribution
range of the African elephant.
"The AfESG African Elephant Surveys dataset contains the
characteristics of the most recent elephant surveys. The dataset has
two members: (1) a vector member, which shows the spatial
characteristics of the surveys, i.e. survey input areas, and (2) a
tabular member which contains all provided and derived survey
"Related datasets are the AfESG African Elephant Range dataset, which
contains the distribution range of the species, and the AfESG African
Elephant Surveys dataset, which contains the characteristics of the
most recent surveys."
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Blanc, J.J., Thouless, C.R., Hart, J.A., Dublin, H.T., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Craig, C.G., and Barnes, R.F.W.
Dataset Title: African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) African Elephant Database
Dataset Series Name: African Elephant Database
Dataset Release Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Dataset Publisher: IUCN/SSC/African Elephant Specialist GroupOnline Resource: http://www.iucn.org/
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > INORGANIC MATTER
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
SOLID EARTH > GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS > GEOTHERMAL TEMPERATURE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFLORA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > NUTRIENT CYCLING
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Quality Two samples of vegetated soil were collected randomly and taken in sterile
bags. The water content and pH of samples was determined immediately in Terra
Nova Bay station. Back to Italy, concentrations of inorganic nutrient were
measured in soil extracts and in moss soil subsamples digested with
concentrated HNO3 in a Teflon bomb at 120 degrees. Element were determined by
inductively coupled plasma-atomic spectrometry (ICP-AES), atomic absorption
spectrometry (AAS) and electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS).
Total organic C and N were determined in bulked soil subsamples (powdered and
sieved at 0.125 mm) according to the procedure outline by Gaudette et al.
(1974) and the Kjeldhal method, respectively.
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Scientific Publications
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-26