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Arthropods of La Selva (ALAS) Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John T. Longino
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Arthropods of La Selva (ALAS) Database
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: list
Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Evergreen College
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://viceroy.eeb.uconn.edu/ALAS/ALAS.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Arthropods of La Selva Database (ALAS) contains approximately 127,000 Specimen records for approximately 8000 species of arthropods, illustrated by more than 1300 images. The collection data for ALAS expeditions is listed at &http://academic.evergreen.edu/projects/ants/alascollns/collndata.html&. Collection Data for ALAS Quantitative Samples from La Selva, 1992-2000 included the following: Berlese, Malaise, Canopy Fogging Samples, Blacklight Samples, Salticidae Project. Project ALAS has undertaken a series of quantitative sampling programs, involving a variety of sampling methods. Material from these samples is being widely distributed, and taxonomists frequently have questions about the meanings of the collection codes. Also, some taxonomists are beginning to use the quantitative results of ALAS in publications. Information at &http://viceroy.eeb.uconn.edu/ALAS/ALAS.html& provides a chronology of sampling programs, descriptions of the sampling methods, and the detailed collection data for each collection code. The collection code is an important identifier for ALAS material. It is the same as the entomologist's traditional lot number, and serves to unite a set of specimens that all have the same ecological data. La Selva Biological Station is located in Costa Rica, Heredia Province, 10 degrees 26 minutes North, 84 degrees 01 minutes West, 50-150m elevation. Localities within La Selva Biological Station: La Selva is a rainforest reserve of approximately 1500ha (McDade et al. 1993). There is a well-developed system of trails. Each trail has a name and standard abbreviation, and distances along trails in meters are marked on signposts along the trails. Localities at La Selva may be indicated by a trail name followed by the number of meters along the trail. For example, CES300 refers to 300m along the Camino Experimental Sur. La Selva has a GIS system, marked in the field with a grid of poles delimiting 50x100m grid cells (Wentz & Bishop 1995). All quantitative samples from Project ALAS are referenced to this GIS system. GIS coordinates associated with collection codes are in meters. The x axis (first number in a coordinate pair) is the &long& axis of La Selva, going from the lab clearing side of the property upslope toward Volcan Barba (32 degrees from North). The zero point is well to the north, so that all values are positive. The y axis (second number) has negative values to the west (right side facing south, upslope) and positive values to the east. Information was obtained from &http://viceroy.eeb.uconn.edu/ALAS/ALAS.html&.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: McDade et al, 1993
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19920101
Ending_Date: 20000101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.02
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.02
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.43
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.43
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/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS > INSECTS > ANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS > ANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: Rainforest Reserve
Theme_Keyword: Rainforest Preserve
Theme_Keyword: Berlese
Theme_Keyword: Malaise
Theme_Keyword: Canopy Fogging Samples
Theme_Keyword: Blacklight Samples
Theme_Keyword: Salticidae Project
Theme_Keyword: Animals
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Arthropods
Theme_Keyword: Arthropoda
Theme_Keyword: Hexapods
Theme_Keyword: Hexapoda
Theme_Keyword: Insects
Theme_Keyword: Insecta
Theme_Keyword: Pterygota
Theme_Keyword: Neoptera
Theme_Keyword: Hymenoptera
Theme_Keyword: Ants
Theme_Keyword: Orthoptera
Theme_Keyword: Grasshoppers
Theme_Keyword: Katydids
Theme_Keyword: Diptera
Theme_Keyword: Phorid Flies
Theme_Keyword: Coleoptera
Theme_Keyword: Beetles
Theme_Keyword: Chelicerata
Theme_Keyword: Arachnida
Theme_Keyword: Spiders
Theme_Keyword: Amblypygi
Theme_Keyword: Acari
Theme_Keyword: Paleoptera
Theme_Keyword: Odonata
Theme_Keyword: Dragonflies
Theme_Keyword: Damselflies
Theme_Keyword: Costa Rica
Theme_Keyword: La Selva, Biological Station
Theme_Keyword: Heredia Province
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA > HEREDIA PROVINCE
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN T. LONGINO
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: The Evergreen State College
Address: Lab I
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98505
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: longinoj@evergreen.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
ALAS contains approximately 127,000 Specimen records for approximately 8000 species of arthropods, illustrated by more than 1300 images.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EVERGREEN/ALAS > Arthropods of La Selva Data Archive, Evergreen State College
Contact_Person: JOHN T. LONGINO
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: The Evergreen State College
Address: Lab I
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98505
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: longinoj@evergreen.edu
Resource_Description: ALAS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.evergreen.edu/ants/alascollns/collndata...
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020626
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20030626
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@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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