Carbon Stock Inventory of a Low Elevation Rainforest Habitat using REDD plots in La Suerte Costa Rica, June 2011

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Huettmann F, G Humphries, M. Spangler
Publication_Date: 20110616
Title:
Carbon Stock Inventory of a Low Elevation Rainforest Habitat using REDD plots in La Suerte Costa Rica, June 2011
Edition: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: EWHALE lab, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Publisher: Falk Huettmann
Other_Citation_Details:
This dataset followed the Guidelines for measuirng carbon stocks in community-managed forests
Online_Linkage: see REDD webpage
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset consists of 40 geo-referenced forest plots in a low elevation rainforest done for carbon inventory with the REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) format in Costa Rica. These 40 plots were done in 4 forest strata (wetland, riparian forest, prime forest and meadows) of the La Suerte Estate in Costa Rica, Central America (latitude of c. 10.43827 North, longitude of c. 83.78617 West; plots used the Universal Transmercator UTM projection WGS84; zone 17). Each strata was sampled with 10 representative plots, determined opportunistically and for representative sampling, and in order to obtain confidence intervals of the carbon stock estimate. Measurements include for instance diameter breast height (DBH), tree height estimations, root-shoot estimates, soil measures, and sometimes a coarse species identification. Each plot was photographed (canopy, habitat and floor). Such data can be used for carbon trading for instance. There are five levels of carbon stock assessments to obtain the total carbon stock density: land-use category, above-ground tree biomass, above-ground sapling biomass, below-ground biomass, carbon in litter, herb & grass, and soil organic carbon. The total carbon stock is then converted to tons of CO2 equivalent by multiplying with a correction factor. The raw data do not include these computations but are the basis to provide these computed estimates. The raw data set is a simple flat hierarchically nested matrix table in MS Excel (PCIBM compatible) consisting of 1814 rows and 72 columns and is 193 KB in size. It can also be used for a general forest and habitat inventory for the estate. All data are freely available from the authors.
Purpose:
To provide a first and compatible total carbon stock inventory according to REDD standards of the La Suerte fieldschool site in Costa Rica.
Supplemental_Information: ANSAB (2010) (see method details below)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110607
Ending_Date: 20110613
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.78617
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.78617
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.43827
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.78617
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 60
Altitude_Maximum: 70
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: La Suerte, Costa Rica
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Stock
Theme_Keyword:
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
Theme_Keyword: La Suerte
Theme_Keyword: Costa Rica
Theme_Keyword: Central America
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Inventory
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Sequestration
Theme_Keyword: Forest Inventory
Theme_Keyword: DBH
Theme_Keyword: Tree Height
Theme_Keyword: Understory
Theme_Keyword: Shrub
Theme_Keyword: Root-shoot ratio
Theme_Keyword: Habitat inventory
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: La Suerte
Place_Keyword: Costa Rica
Place_Keyword: Central America
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Access_Constraints: none, suggest to contact authors for best access
Use_Constraints: none, suggest to contact authors for best use
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Department
Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 4747882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: Contact via email, phone and regular mail
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: NA
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
a map of tghe plot locations and study area can be obtained from the authors and when plotting field data
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: XWD
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NORAD, ANSAB, ICIMOD and FECOFUN
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Forest Carbon Stock Measurement: Guidelines for measuring carbon stocks in community-managed forests
Edition: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: ANSAB
Other_Citation_Details: See REDD publications and online
Online_Linkage: REDD program
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book chapter
Data_Set_Credit: La Suerte Fieldschool, R. Molinia family
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: na
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: na
Native_Data_Set_Environment: IBM PC Excel sheet
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description:
none, but see ANSAB (2010) and formulas within to compute Carbon estimates, e.g. to be done in MS Excel.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
These data are collected by a field team in La Suerte, Costa Rica, duirng 6th-13th June 2011, and follow the protocols reported.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The 40 plots are collected according to the protocol and consistent.
Completeness_Report: Data are comnplete for the 40 plots.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The data include a GPS measurement using etrex GARMIN in UTM WGS84, UTM UPS in meters. Accuracies are reported in the data and range from 4 to 40m.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Data collection followed ANSAB et al (2010) provided in the Metadata here and as cited in the data.

Field data collection was done by Falk Huettmann, Grant Humphries and Mark Spangler.

Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ANSAB, FECOFUN, ICIMOD and NORAD
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Forest Carbon Stock Measurement: Guidelines for measuring carbon stocks in community-managed forests
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book chapter
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Kathmandu Nepal
Publisher: ANSAB
Other_Citation_Details: see also online and with co-authoring NGOs
Online_Linkage: REDD
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_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution: see citation in previous section ANSAB (2010)
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data got collected in the field according to protocol and keyed into an EXCEL sheel while in the field.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: see authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: La Suerte field school, Costa Rica, Central America
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 0
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -51.00000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 1.00000
False_Easting: 1.0
False_Northing: 1.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1
Ordinate_Resolution: 1
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: REDDTemplate
Entity_Type_Definition: MS Excel template of REDD Carbon Stock inventory
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann, following ANSAB (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Columns of the REDD MS Excel template
Attribute_Definition:
See 72 data columns in the MS Excel template following protocol in ANSAB et al (2010) pages 58 til 61.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Falk Huettmann, following ANSAB et al. (2010)
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy: 1
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation: field measurements, following protocol of ANSAB et al (2010)
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:
Falk Huettmann and colleagues (Grant Humphries, Mark Spangler; Maderas Rainforest Conservancy)
Contact_Organization: EWHALE lab
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Department
Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 907 474 7640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: By email, phone and regular mail
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: None
Resource_Description:
This data set consists of an IBM PC MS Excel sheet with data for 40 plots for La Suerte Costa Rica
Custom_Order_Process: Contact by email, phone or regular mail.
Technical_Prerequisites: CComputer IBM PC compatible MS Excel

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110613
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann and colleagues (Grant Humphries, Mark Spangler)
Contact_Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Contact_Position: -EWHALE lab-
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 419 Irving I
Address: EWHALE lab
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology & Wildlife Department
Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Contact_Instructions: By email. phone or regular mail.
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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