Woollen, E. et al

Structure and composition of woodlands across Mozambique

This dataset contains quantitative measurements of woodland structure and composition sampled in twenty-seven different villages across three Districts in Mozambique, Africa. Data were collected from 431 plots where tree stem structure and composition, litter and grass biomass, coarse woody debris, and canopy cover data were recorded. Woodlands within seven villages in Mabalane District, Gaza Province, ten villages in Marrupa District, Niassa Province, and ten villages in Gurue District Zambezia Province were sampled. Data were collected in Mabalane between May-Sep 2014, Marrupa between May-Aug 2015, and Gurue between Sep-Dec 2015. This dataset was collected as part of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) funded ACES project , which aims to understand how changing land use impacts on ecosystem services and human wellbeing of the rural poor in Mozambique.

Publication date: 2017-12-18

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is embargoed and will be made available by 15 December 2019 at the latest  

This resource will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Woollen, E.; Ryan, C.M.; Nhaduco, O.; Daude, I.A.; Manguiao, A.A.; Da Costa, A.A.; Lisboa, S.N.; Junior, J.F.; Mutemba, L.; Pais, A.; Zavale, M.; Cumbula, S.; Xerinda, H.; Buque, H.; Meneses, D.; Rodrigues, C.; Mário, A.M.; Ribeiro, N.; Domingos, L.P.; Mbandze, A.; Stedham, R.; Jennings, P. (2017). Structure and composition of woodlands across Mozambique. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/70b5cdda-72df-4007-b10e-d75b4046e603

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-05-01    to    2014-09-30
2015-05-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

All data were quality assured by the lead author. When in the field, all teams were trained in data collection methods to ensure consistent robust measurements, and data were continually checked for errors as it was collected. All field teams had a translator to translate from the local language to Portuguese. All data were cleaned post digital entry by checking for extreme outliers in the dataset or unexpected values. Anomalous entries were corrected where possible, or were removed and treated as no record. All observations were recorded in Portuguese, and translated to English by the lead author. All of the data were collected electronically in the field for Marrupa and Gurue survey sites using tablets and ODK software. Wherever possible, pre-set answers or binary responses were used (e.g. has the plot been recently burned: true or false) to systematically record qualitative observations and avoid ambiguous results.

Correspondence/contact details

Woollen, E.
University of Edinburgh
ewoollen@exseed.ed.ac.uk

Authors

Woollen, E.
University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences
Ryan, C.M.
University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences
Nhaduco, O.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Daude, I.A.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Manguiao, A.A.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Da Costa, A.A.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Lisboa, S.N.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Junior, J.F.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Mutemba, L.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Pais, A.
Universidade Zambeze, Faculdade de Engenharia Agrônomica e Florestal
Zavale, M.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Cumbula, S.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Xerinda, H.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Buque, H.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Meneses, D.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Rodrigues, C.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Mário, A.M.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Ribeiro, N.
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Faculdade de Agronomia e Engenharia Florestal
Domingos, L.P.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Mbandze, A.
Universidade Lurio, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias
Stedham, R.
University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences
Jennings, P.
University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
decomposition,  Gaza Province grass biomass,  Gurue District leaf litter,  Mabalane District Marrupa District Mozambique Niassa Province stem measurements,  tree stem,  woody debris,  Zambezia Province