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The TEAM network is very proud to provide open access to all data collected through the network. The data you are about to download has been collected by many individual scientists and partners throughout the world and involved an enormous amount of work. These data do NOT belong to TEAM, but the partners who collected it.  In order to ensure proper credit is given to each and every person responsible for collecting these data, please follow these guidelines:

  • Visit the data set creators page for contact information of the people that need to be consulted if you intend to use their data in a publication. As a courtesy you should offer co-authorship to each data set contact for that particulat data set. If they decline to be a co-author please remember to include them in the acknowlegements of your paper.
  • Ask each data set creator to send you names of other people/institutions who might have been involved in data collection that should be properly acknowledged.
  • Each paper using TEAM data needs to have the following text included in the acknowledgements section: "All data in this publication were provided by the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network, a collaboration between Conservation International, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, and partially funded by these institutions, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and other donors".
  • Before downlading the data you will be asked to agree to TEAM's Data Use Policy. Please review it carefully to ensure you understand your responsibilities and rights as a data user.
  • For security reasons, access to data for sensitive species (either listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered by IUCN's Red List) needs to be approved by TEAM technical staff before it can be downloaded. Please describe as clearly as possible the intended use of the data, the name of the project, and the names of scientists and institutions involved. TEAM will process these requests within 24 hours of reception. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE DATA SET CREATOR SCIENTIST BEFORE PUBLISHING A PAPER THAT USES TEAM DATA. Visit the active data set creators page for contact information by site and protocol.

TEAM Protocol Data

Data Query and Download is a Google map based application for downloading avian, butterfly, climate, primate, vegetation and terrestrial vertebrate data and images. Click on the image to the right to use this application or review the query and download tutorial to get started. For sites with slow network connectivity, the Data Download (Lite) application is a non-map based alternative version of the Data Query and Download application. Please note that endangered species records are filtered out and are not available for download without completing a request form.

Endangered species data is available to all Network Members and to those whose request to access endangered species data has been approved.

Monitoring Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, and Livelihoods in Rwanda

Data from the project Monitoring Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, and Livelihoods in Rwanda is also available for download. This includes data on climate, water, terrestrial vertebrate, fuelwood scarcity, landscape composition, climate resilience, and soil organic carbon.

Lidar Data

There is a separate page to download small-footprint, discrete-return lidar data that were collected over the La Selva protected area in Costa Rica in 2009. The data includes coverage of the lowest elevation TEAM vegetation plot at the Volcan Barva TEAM site as well as low-biomass secondary forests and plantations.

GIS Data

TEAM Network Members may download GIS data with information about TEAM site administrative boundaries, hydrology, infrastructure, landcover, DEM, imagery, sampling design, ArcGIS geodatabase and ZoHDEC components and spatial data products if available.

Historic Camera Trap Data

We also have a separate page for downloading historic camera trap data. This data contains the initial pilot data for the Camera Trapping Protocol which is no longer being implemented. The active Terrestrial Vertebrate Protocol utilizes camera traps to detect changes in forest vertebrate communities. The Terrestrial Vertebrate data are available for download in the Data Query and Download application.