Forty ptarmigan snow-track presence-absence surveys at Ester Dome, Fairbanks, Alaska, April 2012

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ethan W. Nichols
Publication_Date: Unknown
Publication_Time: Z
Title:
Forty ptarmigan snow-track presence-absence surveys at Ester Dome, Fairbanks, Alaska, April 2012
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: UAF Fairbanks
Publisher: E. Nichols,UAF
Other_Citation_Details: None
Online_Linkage: None
Description:
Abstract:
During 3 days in April 2012, forty Ptarmigan (Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta TSN 175804, Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus TSN 677542) observation points were surveyed oportunistically in the Ester Dome area, Fairbanks, Alaska. The data are provided as an MS Excel spread sheet on a PC and consist of 20 'presence only' and 20 random absence (confirmed) locations. Geo-referencing was done with a GPS Garmin 12 channel; using latitude and longitude and the geographic datum of WGS84. The study area has a bounding box of latitudes 64.87153 til 64.87189, and longitudes -148.06862 til -148.07722. The surveys were carried out April 20, April 22, and April 24 by one observer for a test about habitat preferences. These data come from an undergraduate student field project in the Landscape Ecolgy BIO469 (University of Alaska-Fairbanks UAF) class (Prof F. Huettmann), and collected basic but suitable data for the prevalence, habitat, and browsing activity of Lagopus specices in the Ester Dome area. The following habitat variables were collected: vegetation browsing (ptarmigan), vegetation browsing (moose), vegetation cover (percent), snow depth (cm), proximity to road, elevation (meters, 664 til 716 meters asl). This data can be used for a statistical analysis and can be plotted with a basic Geographic Information System (GIS) for spatial habitat and ocurrence analysis.
Purpose:
To provide presence and random absence data for ptarmigan in winter in interior Alaska and for a student field project in the Landscape Ecology class BIO/WLF469 with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120420
Time_of_Day: Z
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120422
Time_of_Day: Z
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120424
Time_of_Day: Z
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Forty plots around the top of Ester Dome, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.07722
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.06862
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 64.87153
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 64.87189
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 664
Altitude_Maximum: 716
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Ptarmigan
Theme_Keyword: Lagopus
Theme_Keyword: Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus TSN 175804
Theme_Keyword: Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
Theme_Keyword: TSN 677542
Theme_Keyword: University of Alaska-Fairbanks(UAF)
Theme_Keyword: Landscape Ecology
Theme_Keyword: field project
Theme_Keyword: Interior Alaska
Theme_Keyword: Presence only
Theme_Keyword: Random absence
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Ester Dome
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Fairbanks
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: Boreal Forest
Place_Keyword: Interior Alaska
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus TSN 175804
Taxonomic_Keywords: Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta TSN 677542
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: vertebrates
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Classification_System_Modifications: ITIS.ORG
Identifier:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: E. Nichosl; see Metadata details for contact
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Taxonomic_Procedures:
tracks in the snow were identified by the author; it was usually not possible to obtain a valid species identification, and thus, a pooled species ID was provided as lagopus spec.
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: Aves
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: Lagopus
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Lagopus lagopus
Applicable_Common_Name: Willow Grouse
Applicable_Common_Name: Willow Ptarmigan
Applicable_Common_Name: lagopède des saules
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Lagopus muta
Applicable_Common_Name: Rock Ptarmigan
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None, suggested to conact author for best use
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: E. Nichols; see metadata details for contact
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Distribution plot
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: distribution plot available on request
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Ethan Nichols; this dataset was part of a course project
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment: PC IBM
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
similar type of data can be found in the eBIRD project and with NBII and as collected by the co-author F. Huettmann PhD
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: NA
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions:

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Data quality is robust, opportunistic sightings
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report: Data are complete (was collected for an assignment)
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Collected by GPS, +- 10meters
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
At 40 opportunistic locations in the Ester Dome area, the presence/absence of ptarmigan (Lagopus muta, Lagopus lagopus) tracks was recorded in a notebook as well as the following variables: ptarmigan vegetation browsing (Y/N), moose vegetation browsing (Y/N), Latitude/Longitude (GPS), elevation (GPS), vegetation cover (visual estimation), proximity to nearest trail/road (GPS/GIS), and snow depth (ruler).
Process_Step:
Process_Description: No process steps have been described for this data set
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Ester Dome area, Fairbanks, Alaska

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: DATA_ptarFH2
Entity_Type_Definition: Excel sheet with all data
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PointID
Attribute_Definition: Point ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lat
Attribute_Definition: latitude decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: lon
Attribute_Definition: longitude decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PtarTracks
Attribute_Definition: Ptarmigan Tracks
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Species
Attribute_Definition: Species name
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: veg brs
Attribute_Definition: vegetation browsing
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: veg browse moose
Attribute_Definition: vegetation browsing by moose
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: cover
Attribute_Definition: cover of vegetation
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: snow depth
Attribute_Definition: snow depth
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: prox road m
Attribute_Definition: prox road m
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: elev m
Attribute_Definition: elev m
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: day
Attribute_Definition: day
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: month
Attribute_Definition: month
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition: year
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: observer
Attribute_Definition: observer
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: survey type
Attribute_Definition: survey type
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geo ref
Attribute_Definition: georeferencing method
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Geodatum
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Datum
Attribute_Definition_Source: E. Nichols
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
presence random absence data for ptarmigans in snow in Fairbanks, Alaska
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: follows Darwin Core

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: E Nichols, see metadata details for contact
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Resource_Description: Data shet in MS Excel PC IBM
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XLS
Format_Information_Content: IBM PC MS Excel
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: email
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: E. Nichols, see metadata details for contact
Custom_Order_Process: Contact authors via office, by mail phone or email.
Technical_Prerequisites: IBM PC MS Excel

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120507
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120507
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20120507
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ethan Nichols, 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: 907 474 7882
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 907 474 7959
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Hours_of_Service: regular office hours
Contact_Instructions: During regular business hours, phone, mail or email
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: none
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
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