Barro Colorado Nature Monument - Soberania National Park (04.01.2015 to 06.30.2015)

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April - June
Protocol Activities: 

The Vertebrate protocol was completed. Four points had to be resampled because cameras did not complete the entire 30-day sampling period. Photos and data have been uploaded to the TEAM portal.

Climate data collection by the BCI climate tower continued as usual. 

5/6 of the vegetation plots were surveyed, the data are being processed. 

Schedule Problems: 

The botanical field crew was not available at the usual due to the large-scale census of the 50-ha plot of CTFS on BCI. This has caused a delay.

A more serious problem is the inaccessibility of the sixth plot, in Soberania National Park. The collapse of a bridge as well as parts of the road (Pipleine Road) made it logistically impossible to census this plot. STRI representatives have discusses the problem with ANAM, the goverment authority responsible for the park, and there is an agreement on repairs. These will come too late for the vegetation plot to be sampled.