Distance Sampling line transect data for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis) in Eastern Nepal, Himalaya 2011 til 2012

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Ganga Ram Regmi, Kamal Kandel, Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya, Sonam Tashi Lama
Publication_Date: 20121231
Title:
Distance Sampling line transect data for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis) in Eastern Nepal, Himalaya 2011 til 2012
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 1
Issue_Identification: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: Global Primate Network-Nepal
Online_Linkage: NA
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consist of 90 geo-referenced line transects for Assam Macaque (also called Assamese Macaque; Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018) in Nepal. The data cover the time period 23rd October 2011 til 20th April 2012 and are collected by 4 observers. Individual sightings are derived from line transect surveys, with an underlying research design and geo-referenced. These data are to be analyzed with Distance Sampling software. Direct sightings are recorded and ith perpendicular distances. Line transects are 2km in length and it took app. 0.9 til 6h to complete them each. The geo-referencing is done with an eTREX 12 channel GPS and recorded decimal degrees, the WGS84 geographic datum is used. The bounding coordinates are latitude North 27.998300 to 26.976380, and longitude East 88.080330 to 87.849550. Sightings include elevation ranging from c. 1945 to 3274 meters above sea level.The surveyed regions include a variety of land types of Panchthar and Ilam districts. The actual locations sampled consist of Lungrupa, Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamuna, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Pyang and Gorkhe.
Purpose:
To provide solid line transect data for Assamese Macaque (Macaca assamensis;TSN 573018) in Nepal and for Distance Sampling analysis, population estimates, distribution, mapping and predictions for a sustainable conservation management.
Supplemental_Information:
There are similar data for Red Panda, Barking deer and Cheer pheasant; please contact authors for details and see online for metadata etc.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20111023
Ending_Date: 20120320
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Eastern Nepal; The bounding coordinates are latitude North 27.998300 to 26.976380, and longitude East 88.080330 to 87.849550. Sightings include elevation ranging from c.1945 to 3274 meters above sea level. The surveyed regions include a variety of land typesof Panchthar and Ilam districts. The actual locations sampled consist of Lungrupa, Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamuna, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Pyang and Gorkhe.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 88.080330
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 87.849550
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.998300
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.976380
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 1945
Altitude_Maximum: 3274
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
Assam Macaque (Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018
Theme_Keyword: Assamese Macaque
Theme_Keyword: Monkey
Theme_Keyword: Nepal
Theme_Keyword: Himalaya
Theme_Keyword: Hindu Kush Himalayas
Theme_Keyword: Asia
Theme_Keyword: Line transect data
Theme_Keyword: Distance Sampling
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Nepal
Place_Keyword: Himalaya
Place_Keyword: Hindu-Kush Himalayas
Place_Keyword: HKH
Place_Keyword: Lungrupa
Place_Keyword: Maimajhuwa
Place_Keyword: Mabu
Place_Keyword: Panchthar
Place_Keyword: Ilam
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Assam Macaque
Taxonomic_Keywords: Assamese Macaque
Taxonomic_Keywords: (Macaca assamensis;Taxonomic Serial Number TSN 573018)
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: mammals
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Classification_System_Modifications: ITIS
Taxonomic_Procedures: Species and presence records were identified by the 4 observers
Taxonomic_Completeness: Data are complete
General_Taxonomic_Coverage: Only deals with Assam macaque monkeys
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mammalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Theria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eutheria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Primates
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Cercopithecidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Cercopithecinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Macaca
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Macaca assamensis
Applicable_Common_Name: Assam macaque
Access_Constraints: None, suggested to contact authors
Use_Constraints:
None, please use as 'Assamese Macaque line transect Distance Sampling' data. Suggested to contact authors for details.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: see authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Data_Set_Credit:
Global Primate Network-Nepal GPO Box 26288, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel +977 1 4334784 info@primatelife.org www.primatelife.org

Supported by:

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK (www.brookes.ac.uk)

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (www.opcf.org.hk)

Primate Society of Great Britain, UK (www.psgb.org)

The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, UK (www.ruffordsmallgrants.org)

American Society of Primatologists, USA (www.asp.org) IdeaWild,USA (www.ideawild.org)

Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: NA
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: NA
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel IBM PC
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: see also data on 'presence only' for the same species
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description:
Excel data sheet; data can be mapped with ArcGIS. The analysis of these line transect data should be done with Distance Sampling software
Tool_Access_Information:
Online_Linkage: www.ruwpa.st-and.ac.uk/distance/
Online_Linkage: St. Andrews University UK
Tool_Access_Instructions:
Download Distance Sampling software, run analysis and plot findings for each transect
Tool_Computer_and_Operating_System: Excle MSDOC PC IBM

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: NA; data should be good quality and checked for errors.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Data are consistent.
Completeness_Report: Dataset is complete as delivered and described.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data are obtained with a GPS and accuracies reflect GPS technology, e.g. +- 15meters for location.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
The following 4 observers collected the data: Ganga Ram Regmi Kamal Kandel Dikpal Krishna Karmacharya Sonam Tashi Lama
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20111023
Ending_Date: 20120420
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Source_Contribution:
None, but see Line Transect and Distance Sampling publications elsewhere
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected in the field, written down into a notebook; some photos were taken, and information were written into an MS Excedl sheet. A field protocol was followed (for details contact authors, and/or see citations provided). Data were cleaned and prepared according to the basic Darwin Core format.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: contact authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Nepal, Himalaya: The survey locations include variety of land types, including Panchthar and Ilam districts. The actual locations sampled consist of Lungrupa, Maimajhuwa, Mabu, Jamuna, Puwamajhuwa, Prangbung, Jogmai, Sidin, Maipokhari, Pyang and Gorkhe.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722210088
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Line transect data Assamese Macaque
Entity_Type_Definition: Excel sheet MS office
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi, Nepal
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition: Year of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Month
Attribute_Definition: Month of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Day
Attribute_Definition: Day of sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition: Date of sighting showing day, month and year, Excel format
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition: Region
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location
Attribute_Definition: Location
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Observer
Attribute_Definition: Observer
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey Type
Attribute_Definition: Survey type (Transect or Opportunistic)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sign type
Attribute_Definition: Sign type (fecal or visual)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Starting Longitude
Attribute_Definition: Decimal Longitude (East; WGS84)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Starting Latitude
Attribute_Definition: Decimal Latitude (East; WGS84)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geographic Datum
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Datum WGS84 (taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Altitude at Transect Starting Point (m asl)
Attribute_Definition:
Altitude or Elevation at Transect Starting Point (in meters; taken from GPS)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Temperature (0C) at Transect Starting Point
Attribute_Definition: Temperature (0C) at Transect Starting Point
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_ID of Transect Starting Point
Attribute_Definition: Photo_ID of Transect Starting Point
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Ending Latitude
Attribute_Definition: Transect Ending Latitude
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Ending Longitude
Attribute_Definition: Transect Ending Longitude
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Ending Altitude
Attribute_Definition: Transect Ending Altitude
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_ID of Transect Ending Point
Attribute_Definition: Photo_ID of Transect Ending Point
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Det/non-det of Assam macaque
Attribute_Definition: Det/non-det of Assam macaque
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Transect Ending Altitude
Attribute_Definition: Transect Ending Altitude
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Group Size of macaque
Attribute_Definition: Group Size of macaque
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Radial Angle
Attribute_Definition: Radial Angle
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Substrate Height (m)
Attribute_Definition: Substrate Height (m)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat of det site (Y)
Attribute_Definition: Lat of det site (Y)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Long of det site (Y)
Attribute_Definition: Long of det site (Y)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elev of det site (m asl)
Attribute_Definition: Elev of det site (m asl)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo ID of det site
Attribute_Definition: Photo ID of det site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Temp (0C) at det site
Attribute_Definition: Temp (0C) at det site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Habitat type at det site
Attribute_Definition: Habitat type at det site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Major tree species at detection site
Attribute_Definition: Major tree species at detection site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % Canopy closure at det site
Attribute_Definition: % Canopy closure at det site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: % Ground Veg cover at det site
Attribute_Definition: % Ground Veg cover at det site
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Weather at det time
Attribute_Definition: Weather at det time
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Observer code
Attribute_Definition: Observer code
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey effort in hrs
Attribute_Definition: Survey effort in hrs
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Remarks
Attribute_Definition: Remarks
Attribute_Definition_Source: Ganga Ram Regmi

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Kamal Kandel, Ganga Ram Regmi
Contact_Organization: Global Primate Network-Nepal
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: GPO Box 26288
City: Kathmandu
State_or_Province: Nepal
Postal_Code:
Country: Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +977 14334784
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: www.primatelife.org
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@primatelife.org
Resource_Description:
Excel sheet with Assam Macaque line transect data, and to be used for Distanca Sampling
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XML
Format_Version_Number: see Format Specification
Format_Specification: Excel file that follows Darwin Core
ASCII_File_Structure:
Record_Delimiter: comma
Number_Header_Lines: 1
Description_of_Header_Content: see MS Excel sheet
Orientation: columnmajor
Case_Sensitive: N
Authentication: see files and ask authors
Quote_Character: "
Data_Field:
Data_Field_Name: Darwin Core (basic format)
Data_Field_Width: 1
Format_Information_Content: Regular basic Darwin Core, in MS Excel
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: Latest Standard
Compatibility_Information: latest formats and standards
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: Phone, email and regular mailing, office visit
Turnaround: office days
Technical_Prerequisites: IBM PC compatible, Excel or Open office

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121029
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann, Ganga Ram Regmi and colleagues
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab; Ganga Ram Regmi and colleagues
Contact_Position: Uni of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving 1; GPO Box 26288
City: Fairbanks-Alaska, Kathmandu-Nepal
State_or_Province: Alaska, Nepal
Postal_Code: 99775,
Country: USA, Nepal
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882;+97714334784
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu; ganga@primatelife.org
Hours_of_Service: Business hours
Contact_Instructions:
Contact via phone, email or regular mail and visit during business hours.
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: NA
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Na

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