Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (04.01.2013 to 06.30.2013)

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Year: 
2013
Quarter: 
April - June
Communications activities: 

We held the Forth Annual ITFC/UWA Information Sharing Workshop. This was a regional workshop with participants from Rwanda and Uganda.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No unusual events at the site

New Species: 

No new species at the site.

Protocol Activities: 

Vegetation monitoring

Measurement error estimation for the diameter takers was conducted. Refresher training for all the crew was also conducted before plot re-measurement. All the six vegetation plots were re-measured. New recruits were identified, tagged and mapped. All plot data for the re-measurement was submitted and accepted on the TEAM portal.

Climate monitoring protocol

All climate data and maintenance logs were uploaded on to the TEAM portal. Bi-weekly maintenance of the climate station has been carried out in accordance with the protocol. A new 200 Ahr battery was installed at the climate station to solve the recurrent power shortages.  The climate station is currently facing serious problems (recording ‘NANs’ for most data variables) that were communicated to the TEAM Network technical director. We are working with the technical director to solve these problems as soon as possible.

 

Terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocol

Array one deployment and retrieval was completed. Images from Array one have been downloaded in to DeskTEAM computer program. Camera trap setting for array 2 is in progress.

Protocol Problems: 

Climate monitoring protocol

A new 200 Ahr battery was installed at the climate station to solve the recurrent power shortages.  The climate station is currently facing serious problems (recording ‘NANs’ for most data variables) that were communicated to the TEAM Network technical director. We are working with the technical director to solve these problems as soon as possible.

Schedule Problems: 

No schedule problems at the site

Logistical Problems: 

No schedule problems at the site

Suggestions: 

No suggestions at the moment

Publications or Presentations in Scientific Meetings: