Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (07.01.2012 to 09.30.2012)

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July - September
Communications activities: 

No communication activities at the site

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

This quarter seems to be the wettest period for the past four years I have been at ITFC. I have never seen hail as big........size of a medium sized pineapple. Three people were struck by lightening in one week. very heavy rains!!! I am keen to find out the actual quantities once I retrieve the data from the climate station.

New Species: 

No new speicies were identified at the TEAM site

Protocol Activities: 

Vegetation monitoring:

No vegetation work was done in this quarter.

Climate station:

Data for July and August has been uploaded onto the TEAM portal. September data is yet to be uploaded

Camera traps:

Camera trapping for both arrays was successfully implemented. Images were processed and DVDs posted to Eric.

Protocol Problems: 

One of the temperature/humidity sensors at the climate station seems to be faulty, recording very false tempeerature readings e.g. -39 degrees celcius. This error was reported to the technical director, who advised that I should endavour checking the connections during my next visit at the climate station.

Schedule Problems: 

No schedule problems were encountered at the site.

Logistical Problems: 

No logistical problems were encounterd at the site.


I have raised a few technical suggestions to Jorge and Eric. These are about the climate data upload tool on the portal. They are yet to be addressed.