Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (04.01.2015 to 06.30.2015)

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Year: 
2015
Quarter: 
April - June
Communications activities: 

No communication events/activities conducted at site.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No unusaual events at site.

New Species: 

No new species at the site.

Protocol Activities: 

 

Vegetation monitoring protocol
No vegetation monitoring was done during this quarter.
 
Climate monitoring protocol
The climate station power problems were fixed. The climate equipment is now running well. 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. Climate monitoring protocol data reporting is up to date and complete.
 
Terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocol
DeskTEAM issues were solved. Camera trap data was all annotated and submitted through the TEAM online file transfer server. The data was also written on data DVDs and sent to the TEAM secretariat in Washington. Data was well received. Terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocol data reporting for fiscal year 2013/2014 is up to date and complete.
Array one (30 camera trap sites) deployment and retrieval for was completed on 13th June. Images from Array one have been downloaded in to DeskTEAM computer program, and being annotated. Camera trap setting for array 2 (30 camera trap sites) is in progress. Terrestrial vertebrate data for fiscal year 2014/2015 is due 31st August 2015. 
 
Protocol Problems: 

No protocol problems encountered for vegetation and terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocols. However, since the damage of the two HMP45C temperature/humidity sensors in late 2013, the climate station has been operating only one-temperature/humidity sensors. I highly recommend that a second HC2-S3 temperature/humidity sensor and a passive radiation shield be installed. The climate station fence also needs immediate re-painting.

Schedule Problems: 

No sampling scheduling problems for this quarter. All activities have been implemented on schedule.

Logistical Problems: 

No logistical problems encountered during this quarter.

Suggestions: 

No suggestions at this point.