Large mammals in Israel from camera traps

Latest version published by Hamaarag on Dec 23, 2016 Hamaarag

Observations of large mammals composed from camera traps. The monitoring array takes place in 11 monitoring units, while some of the larger units are further divided into subunits (different geographical regions) or habitats (different ecosystems). In some of the units the effect of proximity to man-made elements was also evaluated; in such cases there are also distinct sample sites near and far from the studied effect (e.g. settlements). Each unit x subunit x habitat x proximity combination usually contains 5 monitoring sites. In each such site, we positioned a transect of 900 m of 9 camera traps (with 100 m gaps) for about 10 days. All mammal photos were identified and grouped into observation events (represented by rows in the data file); an observation event is a set adjacent photos of the same species.

Occupancy and activity levels estimates derived from HAMAARAG's large mammals monitoring program data play an important role in acting as indicators for trends in biodiversity, habitat change and climate change. New collaborations are extremely valuable to make the most of the data. Researchers are welcome to contact the dataset creator to collaborate on comparative analyses and meta-analysis.

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 92 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)
    92
  • Occurrence 
    7667

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Dorman M (2015): Large mammals in Israel from camera traps. v1.5. Hamaarag. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://cloud.gbif.org/eubon/resource?r=camera&v=1.5

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hamaarag. 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: cdae52c7-a6f2-460e-b0e9-33c795a34224.  Hamaarag publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Israel.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Camera trap; large mammals

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Michael Dorman
Quantitative Ecologist
HaMaarag 91391 Jerusalem IL +972-72-2222912
http://www.hamaarag.org.il

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Michael Dorman
Quantitative Ecologist
HaMaarag 91391 Jerusalem IL +972-72-2222912
http://www.hamaarag.org.il

Who filled in the metadata:

Michael Dorman
Quantitative Ecologist
HaMaarag 91391 Jerusalem IL +972-72-2222912
http://www.hamaarag.org.il

Who else was associated with the resource:

Geographic Coverage

Israel

Bounding Coordinates South West [29.47, 34.19], North East [33.41, 35.89]

Taxonomic Coverage

Large mammals

Class  Mammalia (mammals)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-01-01 / 2014-12-31

Sampling Methods

In each such site, we positioned a transect of 900 m of 9 camera traps (with 100 m gaps) for about 10 days. All mammal photos were identified and grouped into observation events (represented by rows in the attached file); an observation event is a set of adjacent photos of the same species.

Study Extent The monitoring array takes place in 11 monitoring units, while some of the larger units are further divided into subunits (different geographical regions) or habitats (different ecosystems). In some of the units the effect of proximity to man-made elements was also evaluated; in such cases there are also distinct sample sites near and far from the studied effect (e.g. settlements). Each unit x subunit x habitat x proximity combination usually contains 5 monitoring sites.
Quality Control Each identification (scientific name) is matched against the GBIF Backbone Taxonomy as a quality control to make sure that each identification is correct.

Method step description:

  1. In each such site, we positioned a transect of 900 m of 9 camera traps (with 100 m gaps) for about 10 days.
  2. All mammal photos were identified and grouped into observation events (represented by rows in the data file); an observation event is a set adjacent photos of the same species.
  3. To the data file, added the spatial location (taken from the camera position, and averaged per site in this particular version), the time of the event and an individual count.

Additional Metadata

Purpose The main objective of the scheme is to provide a systematic and recurrent assessment on the state of large mammals populations in several of the main habitat types in Israel, for both conservation and research purposes.
Alternative Identifiers cdae52c7-a6f2-460e-b0e9-33c795a34224
http://cloud.gbif.org/eubon/resource?r=camera