Interactive Effects of Climate Change and Fire on Bird Communities - Point Count Data

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Interactive Effects of Climate Change and Fire on Bird Communities - Point Count Data
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Publication_Information:
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Publisher: USGS, BRD, National Wetlands Research Center
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Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains unlimited distance point count data that was collected from 70 sites in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Sites were located by using systematic sampling with a random start. Each site marked the center of a 2km radius sampling circle and all sites were at least 4km apart. In addition, all sites were at least 400m from paved or dirt roads. Sites were sampled every 9 days from mid-December through late February for three winter field seasons: 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. Standard, 20 minute, unlimited distance point counts were conducted at 70 sampling sites. Sites were located using systematic sampling within a random start. Each site was sampled once every nine days from mid-December to late February. The purpose of the dataset is to assess the interactive effects of climate change and fire on the capacity of the Trans-Pecos Region to support bird communities. This metadata was originally written by Lori Randall of the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center in Biological Data Profile format.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center Interactive effects of climate change and fire on bird communities: GIS measurements, 2002 (digital tabular data).
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center Interactive effects of climate change and fire on bird communities: landcover map, 2002 (Digital vector data).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19991201
Ending_Date: 20020201
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.1
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.16
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.52
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Fire
Theme_Keyword: Landcover
Theme_Keyword: Landscape
Theme_Keyword: Point Count
Theme_Keyword: Percent Cover
Theme_Keyword: Unlimited Distance
Theme_Keyword: Big Bend National Park
Theme_Keyword: Trans-pecos
Theme_Keyword: Chihuahuan Desert
Theme_Keyword: Texas
Theme_Keyword: West Texas
Theme_Keyword: Winter
Theme_Keyword: Bird
Theme_Keyword: Species
Theme_Keyword: Aves
Theme_Keyword: Ciconiiformes
Theme_Keyword: Cathartidae
Theme_Keyword: Falconiformes
Theme_Keyword: Falconidae
Theme_Keyword: Odontophoridae
Theme_Keyword: Gruidae
Theme_Keyword: Scolopacidae
Theme_Keyword: Columbiformes
Theme_Keyword: Columbidae
Theme_Keyword: Cuculiformes
Theme_Keyword: Cuculidae
Theme_Keyword: Strigiformes
Theme_Keyword: Strigidae
Theme_Keyword: Apodiformes
Theme_Keyword: Apodidae
Theme_Keyword: Piciformes
Theme_Keyword: Picidae
Theme_Keyword: Passeriformes
Theme_Keyword: Tyrannidae
Theme_Keyword: Laniidae
Theme_Keyword: Vireonidae
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TEXAS > BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK
Access_Constraints: This data will be available for public use after it has been published in peer-reviewed, scientific outlets.
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of the National Wetlands Research Center as a data source would be appreciated in products developed from these data. Users should be aware of that comparisons with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to differences in data collection procedures.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: WYLIE C. BARROW
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: National Wetlands Research Center
Address: 700 Cajundome Boulevard
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: Louisiana
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 337 266-8668
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 337 266-8592
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wylie_barrow@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of the bird point count data is based on the experience of the observers. All data entry was double checked for potential errors. All sites were established 4km apart and at least 400m from a paved or dirt road. The sites were visited nine days. Point counts began at 30 minutes before offical sunrise and the final count of the day was completed with 5.5 hours after offical sunrise. Data was only collected when the air temperature was >0 degrees Celsius and when the wind speed was <20 kmph. Data was checked throughout the field season to ensure that observers followed protocol. Data was omitted when collection conditions (i.e. fog) compromised data accuracy. Only 3 counts were omitted out of the 1120 counts conducted over the first two field seasons.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/BRD/NWRC/SDMS > Spatial Data and Metadata Server, National Wetlands Research Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: WYLIE C. BARROW
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: National Wetlands Research Center
Address: 700 Cajundome Boulevard
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: Louisiana
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 337 266-8668
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 337 266-8592
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wylie_barrow@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: usgs_nwrc_bbendpt
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://sdms.cr.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://sdms.cr.usgs.gov/data/metadata/bbendpt.html...
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030626
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140411
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20040627
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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