Status: 

Completed

Title

Anole ground level transects (Bisley and El Verde)
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata1

Data set ID: 

1

Abstract: 

Transects are surveyed through the upper and lower cut plots at Bisley to determine the distribution and minimum abundance of anoles within and adjacent to the plots. Surveys began prior to cutting will continue seasonally (wet and dry) to document changes as the plots regenerate. One set of two transects has been established near the walkway towers in the 9 ha grid at El Verde. Each transect is 90 m long (wet 1989 and dry 1990) and 120 m long thereafter. Two transects, each 120 m long are established near the tower at Bisley. Survey methods and data recorded are the same for all transects, except that distance along the transect is recorded for cut plot transects only.

Dates
Date Range: 
1989-02-21 00:00:00 to 1992-10-21 00:00:00
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Miguel A. Garcia Role: Associated Researcher
Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Methodology

Methods: 

Two transects were established 10 m apart through the cut plots at Bisley. The transects through the lower plot are 90 m long; the 30 m wide plot taking up the central segment of each. Because of proximity to the access road, transects through the upper plot extend from the plot edge, through the plot and 30 m into adjacent uncut forest. Each transect surveys is resurveyed three times (morning: 0700-1000 hrs, midday: 1000-1430 hrs, and afternoon: 430-1800 hrs) during wet and dry seasons annually. Data collected include species, sex/age, perch height, perch substrate, perch diameter, distance along transect (m), and distance from centerline of the transect (nearest 0.1 m).

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Short-Term