Nam Kading (10.01.2011 to 12.31.2011)

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October - December
Communications activities: 

During this quarter we conducted training for field deployment of both the Vegetation and Terrestrial Vertebrate Protocols.

These local trainings involved WCS junior staff, Government of Lao PDR staff from the Provincial and District Agriculture and Forestry Offices, and students and teachers from the local Agriculture and Forestry college.

All attendees were trainined in the relevant TEAM protocols, and all skills and background required to fullfil the requirements of the data collection.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No unusual events at the site during this quarter

New Species: 

No new species discovered during this quarter

Protocol Activities: 

During this quarter we;

1. Successfully completed data collection for Vegetation plots 4 and 3, and started on plot 5.   Data uploaded to TEAM.

2. Succesfully completed set up and collection of 30 camera traps from the Phou Thalabat array.

3. Successfully completed collection of climate data from the climate station

4. Successfully completed changing of sensors at the climate station.  Old sensors sent for recallibration. 

Protocol Problems: 

No significant problems during this quarter

Schedule Problems: 

No schedule problems at this time

Logistical Problems: 

No logistical problems at this time


No further suggestions at this time.