UWI/EFJ- Baseline Surveys of vulnerable and impacted mangrove forest areas around Jamaica 2011 – 2014

Latest version published by Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences on Mar 11, 2019 Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences

The dataset that is documented in this resource includes plant species found within vulnerable and impacted mangrove forest areas within selected parishes across Jamaica. Specific mangrove forest study areas were selected from Kingston,Portland, St. Ann, Trelawny, St. James and St. Elizabeth between 2011 and 2014.The project was designed to address the problem of the lack of baseline information and capacity for gathering such information on Jamaican mangroves forests, especially those associated with key conservation areas, like fish sanctuaries and vulnerable coastal areas.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 29 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    29
  • Occurrence 
    140

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Webber M, Rankine P, Chin A, Maddix G, Spence A, Small H, Trench C, Francis P (2018): UWI/EFJ- Baseline Surveys of vulnerable and impacted mangrove forest areas around Jamaica 2011 – 2014. v1.4. Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=efj_baseline_surveys_mangroves&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c0d54145-f7de-49e0-979f-6139b97977ad.  Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Centre for Marine Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence; Jamaica; Caribbean; Baseline; Mangrove; Forest; Sampling event

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mona Webber
Director
The University of the West Indies-Centre for Marine Sciences JM
Patina Rankine
Student
The University of the West Indies JM
Amanda Chin
Student
The University of the West Indies JM
Gina-Marie Maddix
Student
The University of the West Indies JM
Aniff Spence
Student
The University of the West Indies JM
Hugh Small
Chief Scientific Officer
The University of the West Indies-Port Royal Marine Laboratory JM
Camilo Trench
Chief Scientific Officer
The University of the West Indies-Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory JM
Patrice Francis
Senior Scientific Officer
The University of the West Indies-Centre for Marine Sciences JM

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Patrice Francis
Senior Scientific Officer
The University of the West Indies-Centre for Marine Sciences JM

Who filled in the metadata:

Patrice Francis
Senior Scientific Officer
The University of the West Indies-Centre for Marine Sciences JM

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Marcia Creary Ford
The University of the West Indies, Centre for Marine Sciences -Caribbean Coastal Data Centre

Geographic Coverage

Surveys occurred within mangrove forests in selected parishes across Jamaica (Kingston, St. Elizabeth, St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann and Portland)

Bounding Coordinates South West [17.681, -78.437], North East [18.677, -76.141]

Taxonomic Coverage

Plants were identified to species level.

Species  Rhizophora mangle (Red mangrove),  Avicennia germinans (Black mangrove),  Laguncularia racemosa (White mangrove),  Cocoloba uvifera (Sea grape)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2011-2014

Project Data

The project was designed to address the problem of the lack of baseline information and capacity for gathering such information on Jamaican mangroves forests, especially those associated with key conservation areas, like fish sanctuaries and vulnerable coastal areas.

Title UWI/EFJ- Baseline Surveys of vulnerable and impacted mangrove forest areas around Jamaica 2011 – 2014
Identifier BID-CA2016-0004-SMA Capacity Building for Biodiversity Data Sharing Through the Caribbean Coastal Data Centre, Jamaica
Funding Funding was made possible through an Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) project-94101987 and The University of the West Indies. The EU through GBIF/BID project (BID-CA2016-0004-SMA) provided funding for digitization and publishing of data.
Study Area Description The project is located in vulnerable and impacted mangrove forest areas within selected parishes (Kingston, Portland, St. Ann, Trelawny, St. James & St. Elizabeth) across Jamaica.
Design Description A desktop survey was first undertaken to determine the quality/quantity of any existing information on the coastal forests. This was followed by scoping exercises to determine the aerial extent and other features such as presence of freshwater (river/pond), as this would direct the approach and methodologies to be used in surveying the areas.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Mona Webber
Principal Investigator
Hugh Small
Originator
Patina Rankine
Originator
Amanda Chin
Originator
Gina-Marie Maddix
Originator
Aniff Spence
Originator
Camilo Trench
Originator
Ricardo Robinson
Originator
Paul Kisson
Originator
Sharda Small

Sampling Methods

Random belt transects (5 m wide and varying lengths depending on the forest) were demarked and 5 x 5 m ‘plots’ used as the sampling area from which vegetation characteristics were documented along the ‘belt’. In situ investigations of the forest area and contiguous near-shore waters were then conducted. A global positioning systems (GPS) was used for marking and recording the extent of the transects used in each forest. Forest survey data collection included tree types (and numbers), tree height as well as diameter at breast height (DBH) were noted.

Study Extent Forest survey data of mangrove species were collected in Jamaica from Port Royal Kingston; Manchioneal, Salt Creek, Errol Flynn Marina, Drapers & Dolphin Bay, Portland; Seville, Kaiser Lake and Pear Tree Bottom, St. Ann; West Falmouth, Trelawny; Bogue, St. James as well as Malcolm Bay, St. Elizabeth.

Method step description:

  1. Mangrove forest areas are identified using satellite technology.
  2. 5x5m wide belt transect are used to sample the forest.
  3. Vegetation characteristics such as tree type and numbers, height as well as diameter at breast height are noted.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c0d54145-f7de-49e0-979f-6139b97977ad
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=efj_baseline_surveys_mangroves