Status: 

Completed

Title

Anole Mark and Resight Study
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata5

Data set ID: 

5

Abstract: 

The population distribution research area of the LEF LTER is designed to gather information on the distribution and abundance of key plant and animal species within the forest under different disturbance regimes. Multiple mark and resight studies were conducted to determine the population density of Anolis stratulus at one undisturbed forest site and one site in a partially regenerated treefall gap. Tower surveys were conducted in order to access individuals in the forest canopy.
Dates
Date Range: 
1989-02-18 00:00:00 to 1992-10-26 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

2011-03-14 00:00:00
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Methodology

Methods: 

Individual lizards are captured and marked with a unique color of enamel paint and hot-branded with an individual mark. Each lizard is sexed (if adult), age ( hatchling, juvenile/subadult, adult), weighed on a Pesola scale, and measured (snout-vent length [SVL]) and released within 10 minutes of capture. On each subsequent survey, only new lizards are captured; lizards already marked are resighted.

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Short-Term