Volcán Barva (01.01.2010 to 03.31.2010)

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January - March
Communications activities: 

The Site Manager gave two general talks about “TEAM Project Costa Rica" to: 1) Tropical Ecology Course. Organization for Tropical Studies. 20 people. 2) Ball State. 4 students.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

On March 2010, OTS personnel set up a 1 ha vegetation plot following the TEAM protocol. The site manager and two technicians gave them a field workshop to train them on setting up the plot, mapping, labeling and identification. On March, a tower base was installed at 600 masl to install the new climate sensors.

Schedule Problems: 

We have completed all climate, vegetation and terrestrial vertebrates sampling scheduled up to date. The vegetation censuses carried out are the plots located at 100, 200, 400, 960, and 1500 masl. The terrestrial vertebrates samplings carried out correspond to Array 1 and 2 (low and middle elevation). The vegetation data from January was submitted as well in the new data entry form version 1.5. The terrestrial vertebrates data for array 1 were entered on the new DeskTEAM version 0.9.4. Data for Array 2 were entered on the new DeskTEAM version Des1.0.1.

Logistical Problems: 

The weather has been a problem for the terrestrial vertebrates protocol implementation in array 1 and 2. This year have had two river floodings due the heavy rain. This is very inusual in dry season.