NZCS Brownsberg Nature Park Monitoring

Latest version published by National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) on Apr 24, 2019 National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS)

Monitoring of amphibians at Brownsberg Nature Park started in 2006 and continues till present. The monitoring is focused on the impact of human activities, i.e. eco-tourism and climate change on amphibians. Most records concern sightings and calls. A few interesting specimens were collected and compose this dataset. People involved in the monitoring were/are Paul Ouboter, Gaitrie Satnarain, Vanessa Kadosoe and Rawien Jairam.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2019): NZCS Brownsberg Nature Park Monitoring. v1.1. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=brownsberg-nature-park-monitoring&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). 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: c8e6673d-a18c-4479-be1a-c795e759abfe.  National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Amphibia; Squamata; Orthoptera; Coleoptera; Brownsberg Nature Park; Monitoring; Suriname; Specimen; Amphibia; Squamata; Orthoptera; Coleoptera

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Brownsberg Nature Park Monitoring encompasses the central and northern part of the Brownsberg Mountain plateau, including part of the eastern slope and the upper western side.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.762, -55.23], North East [4.907, -55.173]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens from this expedition were identified either to family, genus or species level.

Class  Amphibia (Amphibians)
Order  Squamata (Snakes, Lizards),  Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets),  Coleoptera (Beetles)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2006-current

Project Data

Monitoring of amphibians at Brownsberg started in 2006 and continues till the present. The monitoring is focused on the impact of human activities, i.e. eco-tourism and climate change.

Title Impact of Climate Change on Amphibian communities
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding From 2009-2016 Flemish Inter-university Council. From 2016 till present IBER.
Study Area Description On parts of the plateau there is Mesophytic tropical rainforest, as well as on the slopes and creek valleys. The more rocky parts of the plateau have Xerophytic tropical rainforest.
Design Description There were 300m transects established in disturbed (eco-tourism) and undisturbed parts of the park covering several habitat types. Transects were surveyed during the night and early morning.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Originator
Paul Ouboter
Originator
Rawien Jairam
Originator
Vanessa Kadosoe
Originator
Gaitrie Satnarain

Sampling Methods

Most records concern sightings and calls. A few interesting specimens were collected and compose this dataset.

Study Extent The Brownsberg Nature Park was sampled 10 times, usually in the rainy and dry season.
Quality Control The data was identified with the use of field guides and or amphibian call libraries.

Method step description:

  1. 1. The amphibians were collected using line transects during night and day surveys. Reptiles were collected by hand when encountered. 2. The specimens were labeled in the field and after identification a collection number was assigned to each specimen. 3. The specimens were first preserved in formaldehyde and then transferred into 70% Ethanol. 4. All specimens were identified to species using literature and keys.

Collection Data

Collection Name NZCS Amfibieën Collectie
Parent Collection Identifier NZCS Vertebraten Collectie
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Between 27 and 30 Jars

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c8e6673d-a18c-4479-be1a-c795e759abfe
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=brownsberg-nature-park-monitoring