Rapid Biodiversity Assessment GRID Sampling in Botchinsky Nature Reserve (Zapovednik), Sikhote Alin, Russian Far East, August 2010

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Falk Huettmann EWHALE lab, Biology and Wildlife Dept. Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Publication_Date: 20110228
Title:
Rapid Biodiversity Assessment GRID Sampling in Botchinsky Nature Reserve (Zapovednik), Sikhote Alin, Russian Far East, August 2010
Other_Citation_Details: NA
Online_Linkage: NA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains Rapid Biodiversity Sampling data from a GRID in the Botschinsky Nature Reserve (Zapovednik), Sikhote Alin, Russian Far East (app. +48.29881 decimal latitude and +139.57928 decimal longitude, geographic datum WGS 84; altitude of c. 309meters above sea level) . It covers 25 geo-referenced GPS grid plots spaced 100m apart as well as 5 random plots and all of which got surveyed 3 times during August 14th-18th 2010 by one observer. The raw data carry a coarse taxonomic and functional identification for birds, insects, trees and plants. It includes raw count data for 248 bird observations using point transects, and 369 insect observations using 4 trapping webs (3 repeats each). At each plot, the 3m radius vegetation got described qualitatively, and the center tree and 4 nearest neighbours were measured for species, tree height and DBH (Diameter Breast Height). Three digital photos were taken per plot (canopy. habitat, ground) and which can be used for Remote Sensing ground-truthing applications for instance. All bird observations carry a radial distance from observer and were collected according to DISTANCE Sampling. Respectively, a DISTANCE trapping web protocol, also allowing for detectability correction in abundance estimates, was applied for ground-living insects. Each plot was visited three times according to the PRESENCE software for being able to obtain occupancy. It was tried to verify all species names to the current ITIS taxonomy. Digital plot photos (sky, habitat, ground) exist for each of the 30 sampling locations A more detailed biological analysis is coming forward, and will be published elsewhere. Comparable Biodiversity GRID data so far is available for several other regions (Nicaragua, North and Central Alaska, Russian Far East, Papua New-Guinea, Costa Rica, Northern China, Central Hokkaido/Japan). Data from the other study sites are also available online. For details please contact author.
Purpose:
These GRID data were collected in order to develop low cost rapid biodiversity assessment methods corrected for detectability. The taxonomic detail is not high, but allows to capture functional and landscape detail well. Data from this site are compatible with other locations uisng GRID sampling, and where the same data were collected following an identical protocol. Findings from this study would allow to learn more about the general state of biodiversity and multiple-species monitoring, and the data support Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling, ground-truthing of remote sensing images and doing change detections.
Supplemental_Information:
A M.Sc. thesis that has used and explained such data for several GRIDs and statistical analysis was completed by Nemitz (2008; available from the author online as PDF). Nemitz D. (2008). AN ASSESSMENT OF SAMPLING DETECTABILITY FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY MONITORING: RESULTS FROM SAMPLING GRIDS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATIC REGIONS. Masters in International Conservation, Georg August University and MINC program, Lincoln New Zealand and Goettingen, Germany. All raw data files of this study are freely available from the author upon request.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100814
Ending_Date: 20100818
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 139.57928
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 139.57928
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.29881
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.29881
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 309
Altitude_Maximum: 309
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Botchinsky Nature Reserve (Zapovednik), Sikhote Alin, Russian Far East
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: GRID
Theme_Keyword: Rapid Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Botchinsky Nature Reserve
Theme_Keyword: Zapovednik
Theme_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Theme_Keyword: Russian Far East
Theme_Keyword: Russia
Theme_Keyword: Bird surveys
Theme_Keyword: Distance Sampling
Theme_Keyword: Geo-referenced plots
Theme_Keyword: Botanical plots
Theme_Keyword: Insect surveys
Theme_Keyword: Habitat plots
Theme_Keyword: Photo ground-truthing
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: GRID
Theme_Keyword: Rapid Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Botchinsky Nature Reserve
Theme_Keyword: Zapovednik
Theme_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Theme_Keyword: Russian Far East
Theme_Keyword: Russia
Theme_Keyword: Bird surveys
Theme_Keyword: Distance Sampling
Theme_Keyword: Geo-referenced plots
Theme_Keyword: Botanical plots
Theme_Keyword: Insect surveys
Theme_Keyword: Habitat plots
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: GRID
Theme_Keyword: Rapid Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Botchinsky Nature Reserve
Theme_Keyword: Zapovednik
Theme_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Theme_Keyword: Russian Far East
Theme_Keyword: Russia
Theme_Keyword: Bird surveys
Theme_Keyword: Distance Sampling
Theme_Keyword: Geo-referenced plots
Theme_Keyword: Botanical plots
Theme_Keyword: Insect surveys
Theme_Keyword: Habitat plots
Theme_Keyword: Photo ground-truthing
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Botchinsy Nature Reserve (Zapovednik)
Place_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Place_Keyword: Russian Far East
Place_Keyword: Russia
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Botchinsy Nature Reserve (Zapovednik)
Place_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Place_Keyword: Russian Far East
Place_Keyword: Russia
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Botchinsy Nature Reserve (Zapovednik)
Place_Keyword: Sikhote Alin
Place_Keyword: Russian Far East
Place_Keyword: Russia
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Position: Associate Professor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: +1 907 474 7882
Contact_Instructions: Try email, phone or physical mailing address
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
other citations and datasets of this sort can be found, see with NBII metadata server
Originator: See also:
Originator:
Nemitz D. (2008). AN ASSESSMENT OF SAMPLING DETECTABILITY FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY MONITORING: RESULTS FROM SAMPLING GRIDS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATIC REGIONS. Masters in International Conservation, Georg August University and MINC program, Lincoln New Zealand and Goettingen, Germany.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Taxonomy:
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Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: lichens
Taxonomic_Keywords: mosses
Taxonomic_Keywords: plants
Taxonomic_Keywords: vegetation
Taxonomic_Keywords: Abies
Taxonomic_Keywords: Larix
Taxonomic_Keywords: Picea
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pinus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Insect
Taxonomic_Keywords: Passeriformes
Taxonomic_Keywords: Regulus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Emberiza
Taxonomic_Keywords: Parus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tarsiger cyanurus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Carduelis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Nucifraga caryocatactes
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Taxonomic_Keywords: Perisoreus infaustus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Dendrocopos
Taxonomic_Keywords: Picoides
Taxonomic_Keywords: Phylloscopus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Pinicola
Taxonomic_Keywords: Loxia
Taxonomic_Keywords: Turdus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Falcipennis falcipennis
Taxonomic_Keywords: Tetrastes
Taxonomic_Keywords: Streptopelia
Taxonomic_Keywords: Aves
Taxonomic_Keywords: Hirundapus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Sylvia
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Classification_System_Modifications:
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS; www.itis.org)
Taxonomic_Procedures:
The species were identified by Falk Huettmann. The taxonomic and structural detail is coarse; the species ID needs a local expert check.
Taxonomic_Completeness:
This data set is not very accurate on the taxonomic detail and needs a review and control.
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
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Aves
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Applicable_Common_Name: oiseaux
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Apodiformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Apodinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Hirundapus
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Columbiformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Columbidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Columbinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Streptopelia
Applicable_Common_Name: Turtle-Doves
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Galliformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phasianidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tetraoninae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Falcipennis
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Falcipennis falcipennis
Applicable_Common_Name: Siberian Grouse
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tetrastes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Passeriformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Corvidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Nucifraga
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Nucifraga caryocatactes
Applicable_Common_Name: Spotted Nutcracker
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Perisoreus
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Perisoreus infaustus
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Emberizidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Emberiza
Applicable_Common_Name: Eurasian Buntings
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Fringillidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Carduelinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Carduelis
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Loxia
Applicable_Common_Name: Crossbills
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Pinicola
Applicable_Common_Name: Pine Grosbeaks
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Pyrrhula
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Applicable_Common_Name: Eurasian Bullfinch
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Muscicapidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tarsiger
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tarsiger cyanurus
Applicable_Common_Name: Red-flanked Bluetail
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Paridae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Parus
Applicable_Common_Name: Chickadees
Applicable_Common_Name: Titmice
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Regulidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Regulus
Applicable_Common_Name: Kinglets
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Sylviidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phylloscopus
Applicable_Common_Name: Willow Warblers
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Sylvia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Turdidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Turdus
Applicable_Common_Name: Robins
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Piciformes
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Picidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Picinae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Dendrocopos
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Picoides
Applicable_Common_Name: Pied Woodpeckers
Data_Set_Credit: Botchinsky Nature Reserve (Zapovednik) staff
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Field note books, Global Positioning Systrems (GPS) and Excel sheets
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description:
Distance Sampling, Presence, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and RandomForest software to analyze

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This is a Rapid Assessment of complex biodiversity and done by an outsider, not very familiar with the local species. Consequently, these data are not high quality re. species taxonomy, but good quality for spatial and structural landscape ecology research.
Logical_Consistency_Report: The data are collected consistent
Completeness_Report:
The data are complete and include an Excle sheet with 6 sheets, and a set of plot and field photos.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Global Positioning System (GPS) accuracy of c. 4m (as reported by the GPS).
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 10.
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: The general GPS accuracy applies, e.g. 10m
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Methodology_Keyword: GRID sampling
Methodology_Keyword: Rapid Assessment
Methodology_Keyword: Biodiveristy
Methodology_Keyword: Habitat plots
Methodology_Description:
The data collection scheme has been described in the M.Sc. thesis by Nemtitz (2008)

Nemitz D. (2008). AN ASSESSMENT OF SAMPLING DETECTABILITY FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY MONITORING: RESULTS FROM SAMPLING GRIDS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATIC REGIONS. Masters in International Conservation, Georg August University and MINC program, Lincoln New Zealand and Goettingen, Germany.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: Unknown
Source_Contribution:
Nemitz D. (2008). AN ASSESSMENT OF SAMPLING DETECTABILITY FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY MONITORING: RESULTS FROM SAMPLING GRIDS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATIC REGIONS. Masters in International Conservation, Georg August University and MINC program, Lincoln New Zealand and Goettingen, Germany.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data have been collected in the field, written down in the notebooks, and transfered into MS Excel for further processing. Field photos have been taken and got labeled by plot number.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Author and Nemitz (2008)
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Data carry a qualitative location label; the field site is located near the field camp crossing a trail

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Birds
Entity_Type_Definition:
Bird data for point transects according to DISTANCE Sampling and using 3 repeats per site.

The attributes are self-explainatory and not further described. For details see Nemitz (2008) or contact author.

Entity_Type_Definition_Source: F.Huettmann
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: otherbirdspecies
Entity_Type_Definition: Birds species that were seen outside of the grid
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: F.Huettmann
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Trapping Webs
Entity_Type_Definition:
This is data for a Trapping Web, and based on Distance Sampling using 3 repeats.

The attributes are self-explainatory and not further described. For details see Nemitz (2008) or contact author.

Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Trees
Entity_Type_Definition:
These are tree data on tree height, tree DBH and tree species for a center tree and its 4 nearest neighbours (by proxinity).

The attributes are self-explainatory and not further described. For details see Nemitz (2008) or contact author.

Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Groundvegetc
Entity_Type_Definition:
These are data for a 3m radius plot describing the ground vegetation in qualitative terms. Please see also the plot photos.

The attributes are self-explainatory and not further described. For details contact author.

Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Explanation
Entity_Type_Definition:
This worksheet just provides very basic details and metadata on the Excel file
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann

Distribution_Information:
Distribution_Liability:
The author shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The author gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an source server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on computer systems at the author's institution, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on other systems for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110301
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions:
use email or phone as needed; physical mailing address is possible too.
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://nrdata.nps.gov/profiles/NPS_Profile.xml>
Profile_Name: NPS NR and GIS Metadata Profile
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: none
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: none

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