Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (04.01.2016 to 06.30.2016)

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Year: 
2016
Quarter: 
April - June
Communications activities: 

Edmond Kamugisha a masters student from Mbarara University of Science and Technology is using the TEAM vegetation data for his masters’ research. He is  using the data to estimate the aboveground Biomass and Carbon stocks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No Unsual Events

New Species: 

No new species 

Protocol Activities: 

Vegetation sampling

Data from  all the six  vegetation plots were entered and uploaded 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.  Unfortunately we continue to have issues with the readings from two Temp/RH sensors. They have continued to record negative readings. We contacted Campbell Scientific the suppliers of the sensors and they have agreed to send us two new sensors. We shall only pay for the courier costs.

Terrestrial vertebrate monitoring protocol

Array one (30 camera locations) deployment and retrieval was completed. Images from Array one have been downloaded in to DeskTEAM computer program and are being processed. Camera trap setting for array 2 is in progress. 

Protocol Problems: 

We continue to have issues with the readings from two Temp/RH sensors. They have continued to record negative readings. We contacted Campbell Scientific the suppliers of the sensors and they have agreed to send us two new sensors. We expect to have the sensors by the 2nd of July 2016. We shall install them and see how they read. 

Schedule Problems: 

None

Logistical Problems: 

None

Suggestions: 

None