Carbon Stock Inventory of a Tropical Dryforest Habitat using REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) plots on Ometepe Island Nicaragua (July 2011; December 2011/January 2012)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Schmid, M., Carlson, B., Huettmann F,
Publication_Date: 20120125
Title:
Carbon Stock Inventory of a Tropical Dryforest Habitat using REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) plots on Ometepe Island Nicaragua (July 2011; December 2011/January 2012)
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 on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. 20 plots were measured in summer 2011 and the remaining 20 plots in January 2012. Nocturnal temperature measurements (with iButtons) and insect trapping (pitfall trap) was done for the 20 winter plots (as part of the climate change class). The 40 plots were done in 4 forest strata (wetland, riparian forest, mature forest and meadows) of the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Ometepe Estate in Nicaragua, Central America (latitude of c. 11.41619 North, longitude of c. 85.54106 West; georeferencing used WGS84). Each strata was sampled with 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, leaf-litter, and sometimes a coarse species identification. Each plot was photographed (canopy, habitat and floor). Such data can be used for carbon sequestration and 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 1521 rows and 113 columns and is 767 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 Maderas Rainforest Conservancy fieldschool site on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua.
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: 85.52075
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 85.55362
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 11.43732
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 11.40832
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 60
Altitude_Maximum: 70
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Biological Station, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Stock
Theme_Keyword:
REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
Theme_Keyword: Ometepe Island
Theme_Keyword: Stacion Biologica
Theme_Keyword: Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
Theme_Keyword: Nicaragua
Theme_Keyword: Central America
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Inventory
Theme_Keyword: Carbon Sequestration
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Dryforest
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: Ometepe Island
Place_Keyword: San Ramon
Place_Keyword: Stacion Biologica
Place_Keyword: Biological Station
Place_Keyword: Nicaragua
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: ANSAB, ICIMOD and FECOFUN (NORAD)
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: Maderas Rainforest Conservcancy, 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 et al. (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 on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, duirng Dec 27th December -16th January 2012, 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. Accuracies are reported in the data and range from 4 to 40m.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Lab
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 Moritz Schmid, Ben Carlson, Hazel Berrios, and Falk Huettmann, (earlier work in Costa Rica data was done by Grant Humphries and Mark Spangler).

20 plots were measured in summer 2011 (collected by Hazel Berrios) and the remaining 20 plots in January 2012 (Moritz Schmid, Ben Carlson and Falk Huettmann; as part of the climate change class at Ometepe Biological Station). Nocturnal temperature measurements (with iButtons) and insect trapping (pitfall trap) were done for the 20 winter plots; part of a student project.

The strata mature forest includes different forest types.

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:
Stacion Biologica, Molinia property, Ometepe Island, Central America (Maderas Rainforest Conservancy)
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

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 (raw data template), following ANSAB (2010). Moritz Schmid for data analysis template.
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 (Moriz Schmid, Ben Carlson, Falk Huettman; 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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