Udzungwa (10.01.2012 to 12.31.2012)

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October - December
Communications activities: 

In December, Emanuel H. Martin who is also a TEAM Site Manager in Udzungwa successfully managed to defend his PhD research proposal in a seminar done at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro – Tanzania. Mr. Martin whose study is funded by Conservation International through TEAM project is looking at Patterns of temporal and spatial variations of forest mammal community in Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania. In his study, Mr. Martin will incorporate Udzungwa’s TEAM camera trap data with more additional information to determine mammal species variations (both species richness and abundance) across the years since 2009 and how are they affected by major drivers of change e.g. Altitude, vegetation composition and human disturbance. Also in another event, a group of finalist students from one of the local secondary schools called St. Gaspar did visit our field station in December 2012 and were briefed about TEAM activities among other things.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 


New Species: 


Protocol Activities: 

In this quarter, a last array of 20 camera traps was deployed. Also measurements of all the six vegetation plots in Udzungwa were successfully done at this stage.

Protocol Problems: 

There was a problem with climate protocol due to incomplete data format from the datalogger which partly affected data for October and November 2012. The problem was put into halt by installing an updated program into the datalogger.

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